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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Hilary Swank HollywoodNewsWire.net  "P.S. I Love You"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 22, 2009
Hilary Swank – Amelia

Q1: Did you have to learn anything about aircraft of that ear?
HS: I certainly, as you all may know, I did learn how to fly, because you can't play Amelia Earhart and not learn how to fly. But I learned to fly in a Cirrus, which is a new plane. But I did go up in the old aircraft — an open-cockpit plane, biplanes — which are very different and, interestingly enough, almost a little easier to fly than the ones that we now know with all the instrument panels that are very complicated. It was a lot of fun. I got to put the goggles on and the hat and the whole thing. It was really important to understand where her passion lies in flying.

Q2: Did you get to fly an Electra?
HS: No. During my training as a pilot, I flew down to deeper in Southern California, where one of the Electras that is still running today is, but it was going through its yearly maintenance, so I wasn't able to go up in that. And the one we had, at the time we were filmin...

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