Hilary Swank: I remember, first of all, reading that script and thinking, “Wow, I can’t believe that this happens in the world,” and that this really happened, and feeling like I really wanted to be a part of it, and going in and auditioning for the casting director. I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and I bought a cowboy hat and put my husband-at-the-time’s clothes on, and put my hair up in the hat, and was just scratching the surface of how I wanted to play the character. The casting directors knew who I was.  Yet, when I got there, they were looking at their clipboard and kind of looking at me.  They just went, “Hilary?” and I said, “Yep,” and they said, “Oh, okay.  Great.” And I went up, and I remember auditioning. The tape went to Kimberly Peirce in New York, and they said, “She’d like to meet you, but you have to fly yourself here,” and I didn’t have a lot of money.  My manager said, “No. They should fly you,” and my agent said, “Get your ass on that plane.” So I bought my ticket.