Jennifer attended the Beat the Odds Awards and looked so beautiful! Here are pics from the event!
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The Academy has released this video of the Academy Conversation with Jennifer and her Dallas Buyers Club co-star Matthew McConaughey and writers Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack, and producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter that was held last month!
A new interview with CelebInterviews was released of Jen talking about her newest film Dallas Buyers Club.
In order to cope with the intense feelings of jealousy I experienced when seeing Jennifer Garner’s flawless hairstyle last week, I decided to contact the stylist responsible for the look, Kylee Heath, and find out what exactly she did to produce these glorious results. Care to steal a few of her awesome blowout tips? Well then, read on.
1. Begin with volumizing mousse or spray. Apply it to the roots of damp hair and comb it through for even distribution. Kylee likes Kerastase Mousse Volumactive and Redken Full Volume Amplifier.
2. Blow out your bangs first. Some stylists say do the front sections last, but Kylee does this crucial zone first. For short bangs, blow them forward and then to whichever side you choose. For long bangs, rough-dry them in a forward motion, then wrap them around a brush and blow them backward for the perfect swoop.
3. Section your hair. Create a part from the top of one ear over to the other and clip away the top section. Breaking the hair into two sections, blow each out with your round brush, starting at the roots, getting them dry first, and then finishing by really rounding out the ends.
4. Let each section cool. Once each section is dry, roll it under (keeping the curl), and clip it to cool. This will get the bend to stay longer. Keep sectioning and drying the rest of your hair, pinning each section to cool.
5. Smooth it out. Take out the pins, starting from the bottom of your head and working your way up. “I take out one section at a time, lightly brush, and apply a very small amount of Kevin Murphy Easy Rider. It is takes away any frizz and adds shine,” Kylee says.
6. Spray it. Once all the clips are out, finish the style by spraying a light-hold hairspray so it still has movement. “My favorite at the moment is Living Proof Flex,” Kylee says.
Don’t feel like shampooing? “If you want the look starting with dry, day-two hair, follow the same steps using a one- to two-inch curling iron,” Kylee says. “It’s a great easy way to cheat the blowout look. Maybe work in a little dry shampoo too. I love the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo.”
I have added a bunch of new stills of Jennifer from when she performed as Roxanne in a Broadway production of Cyrano De Bergerac back in 2007!
Jennifer spoke to the Toronto Sun about deciding to go back to work after taking a break from acting to be a full time job and about working on Dallas Buyer’s Club.
There’s some symmetry to the fact that Jennifer Garner took a two-year break from movies after the homespun comedy Butter.
“Yes, Butter was a movie with a very serious message,” Garner says with a laugh about the butter-sculpture tale, while promoting her work in the awards-season head-turner Dallas Buyer’s Club – a movie that marks her return from being a full-time stay-at-home mom.
“I was not in any hurry to get back to work,” she says of her state of mind before accepting a role alongside Matthew McConaughey in the story of abrasive ’80s AIDS activist Ron Woodroof.
“When this came along, I didn’t even want to read it, because I had a feeling that it was one I couldn’t say no to.”
But she was won over by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee’s project – about a homophobic, carousing rodeo-rat who turns his worst nightmare, an AIDS diagnosis, into a global scheme to smuggle experimental drugs.
The decision was partly personal. ” I just lost a friend to AIDS not long ago, a really dear friend. I just think it’s so important that it’s brought back into the conversation. There’s a lack of education and a sense that it’s okay because there’s a cocktail (treatment).
“But the cocktail is not fun, and you will die before you’re ready to. It’s not the death sentence it used to be, but it’s not the flu.
“This movie woke something up in me. And my husband (director/actor Ben Affleck) has always said to me, ‘You’ve got to work, go to work, go to work.’ And I’ve said, ‘I should be home, this is confusing, how do I do this?’”
Affleck freed her up, staying home with their three children in a hiatus between finishing Argo and taking it on an Oscar-bound promotional tour.
“We figured it out with the schedules and schools. He was home while I was doing this movie, and after I was done he had to travel and was busy getting his movie up and out and travelling for award stuff.”
The schedule juggling was a wakeup call for the idle actress. “Doing this movie kind of reminded me that, ooh, I love my job!” she says. “I was really glad to go to work. I can see in my performance, I had a few days where I was creaky. It was hard for me to fully engage, my head was at home. But it all came back.”
Garner plays a composite character named Eve Saks, an AIDS researcher who becomes frustrated over the medical establishment’s embrace of the toxic AZT and heel-dragging over alternative treatments. She joins Woodroof’s cause after her trans-gendered best friend Rayon (Jared Leto) effectively becomes his business partner.
“When I first started, they told me it was a true story. And I researched and Googled and I thought, ‘Where was Eve Saks?’ But of course, she was fictional.
“There wasn’t a message. I just wanted to convey the arc of my character. She was part of the establishment and came from a black and white world. And her outlook changed.”
Dallas Buyers Club marks Garner’s return to the role of part-time mom. Since then, she’s filmed the upcoming Draft Day with Kevin Costner, Imagine with Al Pacino, and the family film Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with Steve Carell.
Not surprisingly, they are lighter than Dallas Buyers Club.
“I don’t judge pop culture. It all has value,” she says. “The job in general is to reflect society back to itself.”
Saturday night Jennifer attended the 5th annual Governor’s Awards. She looked beautiful in a black dress by Dolce & Gabbana.
Yesterday Jennifer attended a press event at the United States Capitol Senate Visitor Center in behalf of Save the Children. Here are pics of Jennifer speaking along with playing with some children!