Hollywood actress Hilary Swank loves to play 'underdog' roles onscreen as they have an unusual story to tell.
Swank, who won Oscars for her role as a transgendered teenager in the movie Boys Don't Cry and a troubled female boxer in the 2004 movie Million Dollar Baby is attracted to characters who have the 'odds against them', Contactmusic reported."They are people who have the odds against them in so many ways. I love the underdogs," she said.
In her upcomimg film Conviction, Swank, who plays an unemployed high school drop-out, loved working in the movie as she is always 'drawn' to scripts based on real events.
"It's an extraordinary story. I've always been drawn to true stories because life is stranger than fiction and this story amazed me, I was really stirred by this bond between a brother and sister. It's a rare kind of love they have where they would do anything for the other," said the 36-year-old actress.
The actress further said that she took up acting as her full-time career as she loves to tell people's stories.
"I became an actor because I love people and I love their stories; it's like a great kind of advanced psychology class," she added.