Hilary Swank is taking her career to new heights, literally. The actress just shared a “Throwback Thursday” picture on Instagram of herself standing on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia with the beautiful Port Jackson, Sydney Opera House and skyline behind her.

Swank explained in the caption what she was doing so high up: “#TBT to Sydney where I did the @Bridgeclimb what an adventure indeed!! #BridgeClimb #Sydney #SuperFun [sic].”

BridgeClimb is a unique experience where people can climb the arches of the famous bridge, with the option to ascend all the way to over 130 meters over sea level. The high climb isn’t for the faint of heart, but not surprisingly, Swank isn’t the only celebrity who’s conquered it—Eva Longoria, Vince Vaughn, James Blunt, and Gigi Hadid have also done the BridgeClimb.


#TBT to Sydney where I did the @Bridgeclimb what an adventure indeed!! #BridgeClimb #Sydney #SuperFun

A photo posted by Hilary Swank (@hilaryswank) on

There’s no mention in Swank’s Instagram post of when the photo was actually taken, but opting to take on the adventurous climb might have had something to do with the actress wanting to spend more time doing things for herself. Despite having a long list of film credits to her name, not to mention two Oscars and two Golden Globe Awards, Swank recently revealed in an interview that she’s making an effort to change the way she lives her life. “Today, I’m living my bucket list. Life is short and we have to make the most of it every day,” said the actress.

She also mentioned that at this point in her life, her acting career doesn’t necessarily take priority. “It’s sometimes hard to find movies that inspire me enough to want to make them,” admitted Swank, adding, “I also work at just taking a break.”


This may explain why we haven’t seen Swank on the big screen since her 2014 film You’re Not You. But not to worry, because the actress will be appearing in the yet-to-be-released television series The One Percent, as well as voicing the character of the Queen in the animated film Spark, expected to be released next year.

Hilary Swank, Instagram post, November 12, 2015.
Celebrity Spotting,” BridgeClimb web site, last accessed November 12, 2015.
Actress Hilary Swank: ‘I’m living my bucket list now,’Belfast Telegraph web site, November 7, 2015.
Image Source: Flickr; Image copyright 2015, Dick Thomas Johnson

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