Of course you want something you’ve given birth to to do well.
But why sit there and lament over what you don’t have control over?
(It’s her second pastry of the morning.) “Exercise is also really important to me. I would rather sleep six hours and get an hour workout than sleep seven hours.” Twice a week she lifts weights.
Other days she hikes, does Power Pilates or practices Krav Maga, an Israeli hand-to-hand self-defense technique she’s lately become obsessed with. Swank plays Holly, a thirtysomething New Yorker whose charismatic Irish husband (Gerard Butler, wearing an excess of leather jewelry) dies young.
“I just took my most important ones, which are my Oz Garcia Longevity Pak,” she continues, rattling the empty green packet.
“I shoved them in my mouth right before I met you, which I actually shouldn’t do, because I choked on my vitamins once before.”A devotee of celebrity nutritionist Oz Garcia for the past seven years, Swank sees her regimen as one of the secrets to her success. The Longevity Pak is so awesome,” she says, eyes shining.
She can take all the vitamins in the world, but as everybody knows, there’s no Longevity Pak for a Hollywood career.—that didn’t do well.”When the topic turns to the fizzle of her last three films, you can practically see Swank slip on her boxing gloves.“It’s the business of a lottery, for lack of a better word.A., where they lived out of their Oldsmobile for a time. Robert Duffy, a friend of Swank’s for almost a decade, says she “has never forgotten where she came from.” Duffy, who is Marc Jacobs’s business partner, says that this humility has made her the “generous, kind and charitable” person she is today.“She’s the one who got me involved with Hetrick-Martin,” he says, referring to the New York–based nonprofit serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth.”Letting go and moving on is exactly what she’s done in her personal life.