NEW YORK — Hillary Swank announced on Good Morning America that she’s preparing for the biggest role of her career: Mom.
The two-time Oscar winner revealed at the end of her GMA interview on Wednesday that she and husband Philip Schneider will soon be parents.
“I’m going to be a mom — and not just one, but two,” Swank announced. “I can not believe it.”
“It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it,” the Million Dollar Baby actress continued.
As Swank awaits the arrival of her two little ones with Schneider, whom she married in 2018, she’s gearing up for her return to network TV with ABC’s Alaska Daily.
The show, which premieres Thursday, is written by Tom McCarthy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind 2015’s best picture, Spotlight.
Swank said she and McCarthy met and that he sent her an article titled “Lawless” by Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News in 2019, which talked about “true crimes in Alaska.”
“It was enlightening, terrifying — all at once, things you can’t believe are happening,” the actress said. “I want to shed a bright light on these issues, especially the missing [and] murdered tribal women that, I mean, no one is doing anything about.”
“It’s an added responsibility to cater to the underserved, to the underserved,” she added. “It’s just something I’m passionate about.”
Swank plays the character Eileen in “Alaska Daily,” a New York journalist who moves to Alaska to work for a daily newspaper in Anchorage. Eileen is looking for a clean start, both privately and professionally.
The actress said that while she’s not a writer like Eileen, she relates to her because her goal as an investigative reporter is to seek the truth.
“As an actor, I look for the truth in my characters,” Swank said.
“Alaska Daily” premieres Thursday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
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