Hilary Swank and the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan have on Monday settled a lawsuit she filed last year in which she sued the Board of Trustees of the SAG-AFTRA health plan, demanding that they resume coverage of medical treatment for recurrent ovarian cysts. Swank had argued that the board had made a sexist decision denying her coverage, arguing “there was no medically necessary reason to treat or monitor ovarian cysts other than for ‘infertility treatment.’” The lawsuit had even quoted Margaret Atwood
Swank won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of trans man Brandon Teena, who fell victim to a brutal hate crime in 1993.
Hilary Swank is on a three-year mission to Mars in Netflix’s trailer for its upcoming space-travel drama series “Away.”Although Swank’s character has dreamed her entire life of being on the first mission to the red planet, the journey comes with a painful sacrifice — she has to leave her young daughter and husband behind and watch for years as they struggle without her.Created by Andrew Hinderaker and executive produced by Jason Katims and showrunner Jessica Goldberg, “Away” premieres on Sept. 4.Also Read: Get to Know Andy Forssell, the Maestro of HBO MaxHere is the synopsis:“‘Away’ is a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way. As American astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex. ‘Away’ shows that sometimes to reach for the stars, we must leave home behind.”You can watch the “Away” trailer above and read Netflix’s character descriptions for the series below.Emma Green (Hilary Swank)Emma Green is an American astronaut and former Navy pilot. She is the commander of the first mission to Mars. She is a headstrong, empathetic and highly intelligent astronaut and leader. She is married to Matt Logan, a chief engineer at NASA. Emma and Matt have a 15-year-old daughter, Lex.Matt Logan (Josh Charles)Matt Logan is a NASA engineer whose wife Emma Green is commanding the first mission to Mars. He faces the already enormous challenges of dealing with the mission from home, while trying to raise their teenage daughter on his own.Alexis “Lex” Logan (Talitha Bateman)15-years-old Lex is the daughter of astronauts Emma Green and Matt Logan. Like her father, Lex is supportive and proud of her mother’s three-year mission. She struggles with coming of age while her mother is on the mission and her father faces his own struggles.Also Read: 'Trollhunters' Animated Movie From EP Guillermo Del Toro to Hit Netflix in 2021Misha Popov (Mark Ivanir)Misha Popov is a Russian cosmonaut and engineer on the mission to Mars alongside Emma Green. The most experienced member of the crew, Misha doesn’t lack for ego, but secretly struggles with the personal sacrifices he made to get to space.Dr. Kwesi Weisberg – Abban (Ato Essandoh)Kwesi Weisberg-Abban is a British citizen from Ghana. Kwesi (pronounced Kway-Si) is good-humored, modest, and a man of deep faith. He’s a world-renowned botanist and carries with him the hope of growing life on Mars.Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki)Ram Arya is an Air Force fighter pilot from India. While the other astronauts are forced to reckon with their attachments to earth and their families, Ram is quite alone in the world.Lu Wang (Vivian Wu)Lu Wang is a chemist and astronaut representing China. She is intelligent and pragmatic but below her focused exterior, she has a complex personal life. She is married with a young son.Melissa Ramirez (Monique Curnen)Melissa Ramirez is a former astronaut who is Emma’s Crew Support Astronaut. Her job is to be Emma’s Liaison To Earth. Melissa gave up her own career as an astronaut to support her special needs child, but she is there for Emma and her family. She takes care of Lex in Matt and Emma’s absence.Read original story Netflix ‘Away’ Trailer Sends Hilary Swank on 3-Year Mission to Mars, but There’s a Sacrifice (Video) At TheWrap
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Hilary Swank will not be walking down the aisle with her tennis instructor, Ruben Torres. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Oscar-winning actress, 41, made her red carpet debut with beau Ruben Torres on Tuesday at an Art Basel Miami Beach kick-off party. According to one unconfirmed report, Torres is Swank’s tennis coach. Swank and Torres are in Miami for the contemporary art fair, which opens Thursday.