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Nerdist Podcast: Hilary Swank
Episode 598: Nerdist Podcast
Hilary Swank
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Nerdist Podcast: Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank and Chris have a great conversation despite their voices being shot from busy days! She talks about going from The Karate Kid to Boys Don’t Cry, how she molded her career since then, and her new film The Homesman. She also talk about what she has learned from the many roles she has played, especially Boys Don’t Cry!

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  1. Carlos Perez says:

    Am I missing something or did someone in power delete that RedneckJackoff’s posts? Kudos!

  2. lars says:

    When I hear Mr. Hardwick interview and connect with his guests with such ease, I think to myself:
    “I wish I could talk to women like THAT NERD”.
    Who would’ve thought that that would be a thing someone says … 🙂

  3. Nikki says:

    Low blow about the relationship, Matt! Low blow!
    Hilary seems like a really genuine person – it’s great to hear/see when actors come off as legitimately grateful. 

  4. fishymcdonk says:

    Chris, I really liked how she wanted to keep going. Not a person I would normally be interested in hearing from, this turned out to be a good listen.

  5. Xrayman1961 says:

    Really good representation of how skillfully Chris runs the podcast.  She really had no idea of what the format was all about and started out tight, but by the end, loosened up and was hooked and wanted to keep going.  Good job Hardwick – relevant as always!

  6. James says:

    It must be such an ego boost to have actors and entertainers who are doing really long junkets comment to you guys how refreshing it is to just come in and shoot the shit in an easy-going format that feels more like a conversation between friends than an interview.

    Swank isn’t the first to say that by any stretch. Certainly, it’s why I continue to listen in. I love the insights one garners into the lives of a vast array of people that can only be teased out in this type of informal atmosphere. You do such a great job Chris, even after 600 episodes. Bravo! And here’s to 600 more.

  7. Natalie says:

    I really enjoyed your podcast with Hilary. She’s funny, smart, and, dare I say, I heard a little bit of connection between you two. Boyfriend be damned, I say. Call her and buy her a burrito!

  8. Bianca says:

    I think someone is in love with Chris. This obsession of yours is creepy!!

  9. Vanessa says:

    When Hilary said Chris sounded like a president, I want to say he sounded like Reagan. Also, great podcast as always!

  10. CJ says:

    THE HOMESMAN looks great. But I’m bugged that it’s shot on digital, and in the trailer you see a bit of that dreaded ‘digital blur’ when the camera moves.
    As far as I’m concerned a western should never be shot on digital.

  11. Jeremy says:

    I want Chris to star in “A Bowling League of Their Own” – exactly as it sounds.  Chris plays Tom Hanks – not like the Tom Hanks role, literally the character is named Tom Hanks.  Maybe spelled Thom.  Whatever.  Really cement the derivative nature of the idea at the outset I always say.

  12. boblebob says:

    hilary swank came across really well in this. she seems lovely

  13. Corran says:

    I thought they had good chemistry, then she mentioned her boyfriend and I imagined Chris’ heart to be like the snuffbox scetches….

  14. Grant says:

    Hilary is a delight! My favorite part about these podcasts is the informal format. It’s amazing how much insight you can get from a person when you literally just shoot-the-shit.

  15. Maria says:

    Great pod, really interesting. Must say I quite enjoyed Hilary & Chris’s confusion in the beginning, so fun.  

  16. Maria says:

    Oh joy! It’s soooo delightful when somebody steps up to the role as the expert of someone elses relationship. The sheer brillience of it just makes me all warm and fuzzy

    • Maria says:

      Sorry, that comment was meant for RedneckJedi. Became a idiot there for a moment and totally blanked on the function of the REPLY button.  

  17. Lance says:

    meant to say didn’t realize how much I didn’t MISS Matt until his annoying intro intrusions

  18. Lance says:

    I didn’t realize how much I didn’t Matt until his annoying intro intrusions

  19. FreshMetal says:

    Chris’s Morgan Freeman sounds more like Cleveland from Family Guy.

  20. English Dave says:

    Coming from someone who’s probably never even spoken to a woman, let alone gone out with one. No wonder you hate Hardwick, he has everything you want but cannot have.

    • English Dave says:

      I think we’ve all estabished that if anyone’s gagging for his cock it has to be you. It’s one of few explanations for your behaviour. It’s a theory, of course, so cannot be sure. All we can be sure about is that you’re a sad, obnoxious cunt and everyone loathes you. Congrats.

  21. ericmci says:

    Failed?  How long do most relationships last?  Most relationships ‘fail’ eventually.  Just because they didn’t get married – that doesn’t make it a failure .  And what certification is that when most people get divorced?  And an aside- how many relationships has Matt been in since being on the podcast- 3- 4?
    Pot- Kettle.

  22. Lance says:

    “old nerd-poser”
    Kind of funny since you were the one on twitter not to long again begging for some young girl to join you on ‘adventures.’ Nothing creepy about that, at all.
    Just keep on insulting Chris, Kettle.

    • English Dave says:

      Yeah, I made the mistake of looking at that guy’s Twitter feed earlier. Creepy doesn’t even begin to cover it.

  23. Wes says:

    Yeah, not like relationships take two people or anything. Not like Chris plays DnD or anything like that either.

  24. English Dave says:

    Irony overload.

  25. J. Smith says:

    Chris, if you didn’t offer to take her out for that burrito…fail.

  26. @EbaumsWorld says:

    it’s POSEUR not poser you fucking twatdick