Hilary Swank reveals she was kicked in the face while filming emotional monologue for new Netflix space drama Away

HILARY Swank reveals how she was kicked in the face while filming an emotional monologue for new Netflix drama Away.

The actress opened up on how what she had to do to get ready for the role,which included having a chat with former astronaut Mike Massimino.

Hilary, told USA Today how she attended a so-called "boot camp," to learn wire work for the series' zero gravity space scenes. 

She explained: "We were on these wires all the time trying to learn to move gracefully, which is something I don't do. I'm kind of lumbering.

The Oscar winner added: "The most challenging thing was doing a monologue that's emotional while other people are floating by.

"You get kicked in the face and you just start laughing."


The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to isolate at home in efforts to stop the spread, and Hilary believes more people will be able to relate to the story told in Away as a result of what has happened in real-life.

She says: "If someone had said this (pandemic) would be happening right when we wrapped filming (last winter), I wouldn't have been able to believe it." 

"There's probably nothing more isolating than going to space for three years, but I think people (now) are going to relate to that more and understand it a little deeper. 

"This pandemic has put into perspective what's important in life, which is our health and really being able to be with loved ones."

Produced by Jason Katims, the new Netflix series Away celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way.  

Hilary stars as American astronaut Emma Green who is getting ready to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars.

However, it has come at a cost and she has decided to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. 

As the crew's journey gets more and more intense, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth take their toll.

Away premiers on Netflix on Friday 4th September

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