Hilary Swank Q&A: ‘The Homesman’
"I love the fact that ['The Homesman'] is something that people are saying they haven't seen before," Hilary Swank tells Gold Derby editor Tom O'Neil in their video chat below. "Because it's true. We've seen this perspective in a man's shoes many times, but not a woman's."
In "The Homesman," Swank portrays a single, strong-willed homesteader on a mission to rescue three women who've gone mad from pioneer life.
"Even though this movie takes place in the mid-1800s, it transcends time and deals with issues that we're dealing with now in 2014, like the objectification of women, the trivialization of women," she adds. "Even though it's set in a period, it's timeless." She praises director/costar Tommy Lee Jones for taking on this project of a "feminist movie" and bucking the stereotypes of being a "intense," tough-guy actor.