Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart
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Rachel Bertsche: Amelia is such an inspirational film, especially for women. What do you think was the most inspiring thing about Amelia Earhart?

Hilary Swank: Hands down, to me, Amelia was a woman who made no apologies for living her life the way she wanted. I find in this life we're so busy living it the way we think our parents or a significant other want us to live it, and somewhere along the way we lose track of what our life is about for us. To me, she was a great reminder of following your heart, your passion, your dreams, without apologies. I didn't know all of that about her before. She was ahead of her time in the 1920s and 1930s, but I think that's something difficult for people to do even today.