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Hilary Swank explores astronaut’s vulnerability in ‘Away’

Hilary Swank explores astronaut’s vulnerability in ‘Away’

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank plays an astronaut commanding a mission to Mars in the Netflix original series Away. Emma Green (Swank) leads an international crew on the Atlas I, but Swank said she was drawn to her character's vulnerability more than her authority. "I love that Emma was also written vulnerable, that [it] wasn't seen as a weakness," Swank said on a Television Critics Association panel. "It was seen as a strength of hers." Advertisement Andrew Hinderaker created Away, and Parenthood writer/producers Jessica Goldberg and Jason Katims executive produce. Swank said she felt the trio avoided common cliches about female characters who are leaders. "Usually, they're tough, they're from the military and leading with an iron fist," Swank sa...
Hilary Swank on Netflix’s sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

Hilary Swank on Netflix’s sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

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Contains spoilers for the first episode of Netflix's 10-part series Away.You are commanding the first manned (and womanned) mission to Mars. You are on the Moon waiting to blast off, when a family emergency back on Earth presents a dilemma. Do you go home, or do you boldly go on?That choice faces Hilary Swank's character at the start of Netflix's new sci-fi series Away.It's an extreme version of the tension a lot of people struggle with - job vs family. But when mom's going to Mars for three years, it's the ultimate work-life conundrum.Commander Emma Green has a husband and teenage daughter back home, an international crew on board with varying levels of faith in her, and a world watching on. By ...