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“I’m pregnant, I can’t tell anybody”: Hilary Swank Had to Lie About Her Pregnancy Before Shooting 2 Hour Stunt Scenes For Alaska Daily

American actress Hilary Swank has emerged from the motion sickness phase of her pregnancy and is now talking openly about the twins she expects in the spring. According to reports, the Million Dollar Baby star and her husband, Philip Schneider, had not actively tried to conceive, but that being a mother was always something she had envisioned for herself. The Oscar winner shared the news about her pregnancy on Good Morning America in October 2022.

Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald in the show Alaska Daily
Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald in the show Alaska Daily

Later, the 48-year-old actress revealed on The Late Late Show with James Corden that she kept the pregnancy news a secret from Alaska Daily cast and crew members until her second trimester. Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider tied the knot in a redwood preserve in Carmel, California, in August 2018, expecting twins.

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Hilary Swank Faked Being Bad at Running On The Set Of Alaska Daily

As Hilary Swank, 48, hid her pregnancy bump on the Alaska Daily set, she performed her acting duties simultaneously very well. In addition, she managed to conceal her pregnancy from the crew and the cast during the shoots since she was in her first trimester. The Million Dollar Baby star appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday, discussing her experience during Alaska Daily‘s shoot with the show host James Corden.

James Corden and Hilary Swank
James Corden and Hilary Swank

Twenty-seven weeks into her pregnancy with twins, the Oscar winner recalled,

“I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’m pregnant. I can’t tell anybody. To do one to two minutes onscreen takes two hours. They want it from this angle, this angle.”

In the running scenes involving her role as the journalist, Swank was particularly concerned about how she would portray the character, Eileen Fitzgerald. Swank thus lied about being a really bad runner to perform a stunt double who could run.

Hilary Swank - Twin-mom-to-be
Hilary Swank – Twin-mom-to-be

Swank added,

“I ran, and these four men all looked at each other and went, ‘Yeah, you need a stunt double.’ They were like, ‘Why are you running so flatfooted? You’re, like, bent over.’”

After entering her second trimester, the actress revealed her pregnancy on Good Morning America in October 2022.

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Pregnant Hilary Swank Shows Off Her Baby Bump At Golden Globes 2023

Several months after revealing that she is expecting twins, Hilary Swank stunned on the red carpet for the 80th Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday night. The Fatale actress wore a green gown with pockets and black detailing during the award ceremony. Her husband, Philip Schneider, was also present at the ceremony, wearing a black tuxedo to match his wife’s attire.

Swank with her husband Philip Schneider
Swank with her husband Philip Schneider

It was a special occasion for the couple as the actress was nominated for Best Television Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Alaska Daily as Eileen Fitzgerald, a former high-profile investigator reporter. The 48-year-old actress proudly displayed her pregnancy bump as she posed for the cameras on the red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hotel. A few less welcome aspects of pregnancy are now behind her as she approaches the birth of her babies. Also, she keeps updating her fans through her joyful Instagram posts.

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Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Tulika Shreshthi
Tulika Shreshthi

Tulika Shreshthi is a professional content writer at Animated Times in an entertainment niche. She has years of experience in Content Management and SEO-based digital Content Writing. Also, she has a specialization in technical content writing. As an illustrator, she loves to draw something on her iPad while not writing professionally. She is passionate about the children's digital illustrations segment. Aside from illustrating, she also enjoys cooking and singing as her hobby.

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