A recent article from the Washington Post mentions Eastwood's latest flick, "Million Dollar Baby" and goes into detail on Hilary Swank's training regime for the role. Here's a look at the big exceprts:
"Filmed this summer in Los Angeles, Eastwood directed the drama and plays a disillusioned trainer who finds new heart teaching a woman to become a professional boxer. Eastwood says he doesn't believe moviegoers will accept body doubles, trick edits or computer-generated special effects in a realistic emotional drama.
Swank trained for three months before filming -- 2 1/2 hours a day in boxing classes with an additional 90 minutes lifting heavy weights. She upped her protein intake, drank egg whites and flax oil, ate raw fish and woke up in the middle of the night for a protein shake. Her left rotator cuff gave her some trouble for a while, and she developed infected blisters from being on the balls of her feet when she sparred. She ended up with the muscle and the moves, able to land a punch and take one in the gut. No doubling needed"
For more on the workout details and Eastwood's comments, click here.
Thanks to 'B. Payne'.