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Page Six
24 Feb 2024

NextImg:Hilary Swank shares what surprised her the most about becoming a mom at 48

Hilary Swank is luxuriating in motherhood times two.

The Oscar-winning actress gushed about what it was like becoming a first-time mom at the age of 48 in an exclusive new interview with Page Six.

“It’s way more joyful,” Swank, who gave birth to twins last year, told us earlier this week at the red carpet premiere of her new film, “Ordinary Angels,” at the SVA Theater in New York City.

“It’s way more fun, it’s way more exciting than I ever imagined,” she continued. “I always thought it would be extraordinary, but it’s way more.”

Hilary Swank gushed to Page Six about becoming a mother at 48. WireImage,

The “Boys Don’t Cry” star, now 49, welcomed her twins – a boy and a girl – in April 2023 with husband Philip Schneider, whom she married in 2018.

She revealed her pregnancy news during an October 2022 appearance on “Good Morning America.”

However, it wasn’t until Valentine’s Day of this year that Swank finally revealed the names of her little ones.

The Oscar winner gave birth to twins in April 2023. hilaryswank/Instagram
Swank revealed their names on Valentine’s Day 2024. hilaryswank/Instagram

The “Million Dollar Baby” actress announced their cute monikers – Aya and Ohm – by posting a sweet pic of them sitting on the beach with their names spelled out in green sea glass behind them.

And even though she’s an older mom, Swank dismissed the idea that she may feel more tired than younger mothers.

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“I think there’s exhaustion no matter how old you are,” she opined to Page Six. “You can be in your 20s and still be exhausted being a new mom. I think it comes with the territory.”

Swank called motherhood “way more exciting” than she imagined. hilaryswank/Instagram

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Aside from motherhood, Swank is currently busy promoting her new “Ordinary Angels” movie.

The Jon Gunn-directed flick is based on the true story of a hairdresser named Sharon Stevens (Swank) from Louisville, Ky. Together with the community, she helps widowed father Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson) when she learns his 5-year-old daughter, Michelle (Emily Mitchell), is in urgent need of a liver transplant.

Swank told us that she personally resonated with the movie’s message of kindness.

Swank can currently be seen in “Ordinary Angels.” AP

“I always try and be like that,” she said. “I think it’s important to live a life of kindness. It doesn’t mean you always do it.”

Swank added that she tries to live by the age-old golden rule.

“I know it sounds cliché, but [treat people] how we want to be treated. [Then] I think we can find kindness again.”