When it comes to movie roles, Hilary Swank knows some have a little more impact than others.
But one of the films that made great strides for an entire group was her portrayal of a transgender male in the 1999 film Boys Don't Cry.
During an appearance on Thursday's all-new Meredith Vieira Show, Swank was asked about the progress made for the transgender community since the film's release. As it turns out, the actress believes we as a society still have some work to do.
"I think we have taken strides since that movie, like you said 15 years ago," she explained to Meredith Vieira. "We have a long way to go."
She continued, "It's astonishing to me that we are here in 2015 and there are so many issues that need to be looked at and handled and we shouldn't dictate who people should love."