Swank is Away in space

In the Netflix series, Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays an astronaut who has to juggle career with family

In Away, Hilary Swank's character has the difficult decision of leaving her husband and teenage daughter behind for the three-year journey to outer space.
In Away, Hilary Swank's character has the difficult decision of leaving her husband and teenage daughter behind for the three-year journey to outer space.PHOTO: NETFLIX

Hilary Swank has not exactly done a ton of films since she won two Oscars for Best Actress - for playing a transgender man in the biopic Boys Don't Cry (1999) and a boxer in the sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004).

The 46-year-old says it is because she is extremely picky when it comes to roles and also because she stepped back from acting to care for her ailing father after he had a lung transplant in 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2020, with the headline 'Swank is Away in space'. Print Edition | Subscribe