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SAG Awards: For Hilary Swank, a cold means no hike, just yoga [video]

January 31, 2011 |  6:00 am

When Hilary Swank found out she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in December, she already knew what she planned to do the morning of the show: go for a hike to clear her head.

Unfortunately, that plan went awry when Swank came down with a cold.

"Don't worry, I'm not contagious anymore," she said, noticing her proximity to us on the red carpet. But "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay was staying with Swank -- turns out the two are best friends -- and Hargitay tried to drag her sick friend out anyway.

"She goes, 'Let’s go hiking,' but I'm getting over this cold that was going around," she said.
"So I just couldn’t breathe very well to do a hike. So we did low-key yoga."

Swank lost out to Natalie Portman for the female actress in a lead role prize Sunday, but had she taken home the award, she said she would have done a repeat of her 2005 post-Academy Award-win-activity for "Million Dollar Baby": head to Astro Burger in Hollywood.

"My usual thing is to go get a burger," the slim actress smiled.


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