Hilary Swank attracted to underdog roles

London, Dec 19 (IANS) Hollywood actress Hilary Swank loves to play underdogs who face difficulties in ther lives.

The 36-year-old actress who won Academy Awards for her role as a transgendered teenager in ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and a troubled female boxer in ‘Million Dollar Baby’ is attracted to characters experiencing hardship who have an unusual story, reports contactmusic.com.

‘They are people who have the odds against them in so many ways. I love the underdogs,’ she said.

In her new film ‘Conviction’, Swank plays an unemployed high school drop-out who fights a legal battle on behalf of her brother after he is imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit.

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