Though she’s a mother of three, Jennifer Garner is familiar with playing fertility-challenged characters. In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, the whimsical Disney tearjerker that hits theaters on Aug. 15, Garner revisits the issue, starring as Cindy Green; she also played an infertile character in Juno). When Cindy and her husband, Jim, played by the serious but endearing Joel Edgerton, learn they’ve exhausted their options for conceiving a child on their own, they give themselves one last night — and a bottle of wine — to dream of the child they can only desire. They write their dream child’s characteristics on pieces of paper and bury them in the garden. When a child exhibiting all of those characteristics miraculously arrives on their doorstep, they must quickly adapt to parenthood while hiding their new child’s secret. (more…)
HOW JEN STAYS HAPPY & HEALTHY
Proud mother of three Jennifer Garner gives back at Frigidaire’s Save the Children event and shares with SheKnows how she keeps herself and her family healthy.
Jennifer Garner looked happy and healthy Wednesday as she donated her time to help the Save the Children charity at Griffith Park during Frigidaire’s “Adventures in Clean” event.
“I feel more compelled (to help) the longer I have children,” Garner told SheKnows. “I feel like my kids are so privileged, not just financially… in books, in literature, in libraries, in people who believe in them and encouragement. It makes me more and more driven.”
Garner and her family certainly have been blessed. In February, she and hubby Ben Affleck welcomed their first son, Samuel, to the clan, joining daughters Violet and Seraphina. (more…)
In honor of Father’s Day, actress Jennifer Garner spoke to Mark Shriver, senior vice president of Save the Children in Washington D.C. and author of the new memoir A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, about parenting and advocacy — and how both make our world a better place.
Jennifer: You’ve called your book A Good Man, and I’m curious why you used that phrase for your father instead of a great man?
Mark: The great man is recognized for his achievements in the newspaper, on TV, at fancy galas. The good man can be great in that arena, too, but even greater at home, on the sidewalk, at the diner, with his grandkids, at the supermarket, at church — wherever human interaction requires integrity and compassion. Dad was good because he excelled in the smaller, unseen corners of life. He insisted on greatness in every facet of the daily grind. There are a lot of so-called great men who aren’t good human beings. Paradoxically, it’s harder to be good than it is to be great. (more…)
It’s been exactly two months since Jennifer Garner gave birth to her third child, Samuel, and wow, does she look great. And boy, is her sense of humor high.
Garner, 40, accepted the female star of the year award at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Thursday — but made it clear to the audience she’s not so sure she’s so deserving of the honor.
“I told my mom the other day I was getting this award . . . and I was excited and feeling proud and thought she was going to be proud, and then there was this pause on the other end of the line,” Garner, looking slim and chic in a black Michael Kors dress, said during her acceptance speech, reports Us. “She said, ‘Jennifer, do these people know you haven’t worked in the last year?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I feel they probably know what I’ve been up to. I haven’t stepped foot on a set. You are correct, mom.’ ”
Garner’s comedy routine went on: “She said, ‘Can they take this back? Because every time I talk to you, you are breastfeeding, you are running car pool, you are on the library committee — you are not acting!’ ”
But it sounds like the female star, seen next in August’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, is ready to start reading lines. She thanked husband Ben Affleck “for making me feel like maybe someday I will get to relax in a hair and makeup chair again and leave the maniacs at home with you!”
Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Jennifer Garner to talk about the new campaign she is promoting as a brand ambassador for Frigidaire. I first spoke to Jen back in July in New York, but since this interview was LA-based, we had a nice chat over the phone. As I said after I interviewed her this summer, she is 100% just as sweet as she seems!
The first thing I did was to congratulate Jennifer on her pregnancy, and I asked her how she is feeling. She said that she is doing well, and that she is finally “past all the yucky stuff!” (more…)
Who doesn’t love Jennifer Garner?
The fresh-faced beauty from West Virginia is an incredibly talented actress who defies typecasting. She was as convincing as an international assassin in “Elektra” as she was playing a gawky teenage girl trapped in an adult’s body in “13 Going On 30.” She’s also married to actor Ben Affleck, with two beautiful daughters and a third baby on the way. Plus, when she’s not balancing a successful career with raising a family, Jennifer is an active advocate for Save the Children – an organization that works to improve childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition.
“One of five kids in our country live in poverty,” she said. “They don’t get the food and resources they need, much less the reds, yellows and greens they should have in their diet. We want to teach children how to eat healthy while they’re young.” (more…)
Jennifer Garner isn’t necessarily a political junkie, but she’s spending a lot of time fielding questions about the politics behind her new comedy, Butter, which is teeming with satirical references to the Clintons, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann — it even features a butter carving of Newt Gingrich on a horse! Then again, Laura Pickler, the conniving wife of Iowa’s outgoing butter sculpture champion (Ty Burrell) is a side of Garner we’ve never seen before. Foul-mouthed and ruthless, she terrifies anyone — even adorable 10-year-old orphans — who deigns threaten her grip on power. (more…)
Four months pregnant and wearing six-inch heels, Jennifer Garner outlasted me at the chic InStyle party Tuesday night at the Windsor Arms Hotel as she celebrated a standing ovation from the audience at the gala premiere of Butter at Roy Thomson Hall.
Garner, who also produced the comedy, stars as an occasionally potty-mouthed Iowa competitive butter carver, who takes over from her retired husband (Modern Family’s Ty Burrell) to vie for the state championship, with an eye to riding her popularity all the way to the governor’s mansion — and beyond. What she doesn’t count on is a 10-year-old carving whiz (newcomer Yara Shahidi). (more…)
Jennifer Garner announced that she was pregnant with her third child just weeks before hitting the film-festival circuit with her new comedy, “Butter.”
Any of the bleary-eyed celebs wandering Toronto can attest to the grind of a film festival, from the red carpets to day-long press junkets to glad-handing at parties all night — but handling it while dealing with the typical discomforts of pregnancy would seem even tougher.
Yet Garner says she’s taking it in stride. (more…)