Hilary Swank admits she still can’t believe she has won two Academy Awards. The Million Dollar Baby star was brought up in a humble trailer park in Washington and found it hard to connect with her peers. But she was able to use her insecurities to push herself into acting.
She tells Parade magazine, “I was a troubled kid. I felt like an outsider. I didn’t feel like I belonged, especially in the classroom. I just wish that I would have been more secure. Now, I long to play characters that challenge me and scare me and make me learn new things about the world and about my art. I never imagined winning an Oscar. I just wanted to act.”