Jennifer spoke with Bobbi Brown for Yahoo! Beauty and talked about how she takes care of herself and how dieting has changed for her over the years.
I’m always fascinated by how celebrities behave when the cameras are off. Being behind the scenes as a makeup artist, I often see the difference between private moments and public ones—and sometimes it’s pretty extreme. That’s not the case with actress Jennifer Garner at all. When I first met Jennifer, she was in the pool with her three adorable kids with Ben Affleck—Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 2. She was just like any other devoted mom—playing and laughing, no entourage in sight. And thanks to recent anti-paparazzi legislation that she helped pass to protect kids, no cameras either.
Jennifer is the real deal—kind, funny, really down-to-earth, and all about family. When it comes to her professional life, she has a good sense of humor and perspective about the Hollywood machine. After nonstop dieting for her role as a badass superspy in Alias, she’s over it. From her gorgeous skin to her caring for her body, Jennifer talks about her low-maintenance routine. Meet the authentic—and awesome—Jennifer Garner:
BB: It was really fun meeting you recently. You have the coolest kids.
JG: Oh man, I was thinking the same about you. Those boys—they’re so big!
BB: I know, I know. It happens. I remember being a mom your age and having three kids and being so overwhelmed. Now I think, if I was just more present, and had realized that it doesn’t last forever, I would have not been so nutty. I know you understand, you’re such a great mom.
JG: Oh, gosh. Thank you.
BB: I know it has to be challenging to have really busy careers, and still be hands on to the kids.
JG: It’s not hard to be hands-on to the kids. It’s harder to feel like, ‘Wait, you want me to go where? I’m supposed to do what?’ I have to remind myself to have a career.
BB: I know you were a big part of the bill that passed to protect kids from paparazzi. Could you tell me about that?
JG: Halle Berry passed the bill and she let me be a small part of it. And then, Kristen Bell went out and convinced all of the tabloid magazines to agree not to print photos of kids, and it’s changed my kids’ lives! It’s been over a year, and there isn’t a day, that we don’t talk about how different it is. If they’re right outside your house, then when your kids wants to learn to ride a bike, it’s very uncomfortable. They don’t want to go biking in the middle of a photoshoot. But now my kids can go out and just go for a walk or go to the mailbox—things that we just didn’t do. Sometimes I still have paparazzi, myself, and sometimes they will shoot my kids, and I keep track of it. I will definitely take them to court if I have enough to make a case.
BB: It must feel good that you have some power protecting your family.
JG: I have to say, I really didn’t think that was possible. I tip my hat to Halle and Kristen. I thought they were both shooting at something that couldn’t be caught, and they did it.
I have added some pictures to the gallery for a mini-series that Jennifer did called Dead Man’s Walk.
Jennifer Garner Online > TELEVISION > 1996 | Dead Man’s Walk
Jennifer’s new film Men Women & Children is being released this Tuesday on BluRay and DVD. Here is a clip from one of the behind the scenes features.
Peyton List (from the Disney hit Jessie) talks about meeting Jennifer Garner with Premiere Event CEO Michael David Palance at Premiere Event.
One of the things I admire about Jennifer the most is the work she does to help children and to better their lives. Here she does a PSA for Invest in US in helping families gain the skills they need to help children become better people.
Invest in US. It’s a challenge to public and private partners, business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, elected officials and you. Build a better nation by expanding high-quality early childhood education programs for children from birth through age five. When we invest in them, we invest in us.
Jennifer hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live back in 2003. I have added stills from the various skits that Jen was in. Plus in 2013 she made a special appearance along side her husband Ben when he hosted an episode.
We have an all new look here at Jennifer Garner Online … these beautiful themes were designed by Claudia at Never Enough Design.
The Hollywood Reporter shares the news of Jennifer’s new project The Tribes of Palos Verdes.
Jennifer Garner has signed on to star in The Tribes of Palos Verdes, the adaptation of Joy Nicholson’s young adult novel that’s just been set up at Relativity.
Garner is attached to the project, while two buzzy rising stars, Maika Monroe (The Guest, Labor Day) and Tye Sheridan (Joe, Mud), are in final negotiations to star.
D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) is directing the film, which is set in the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, Calif. The story, based on Nicholson’s 1998 debut novel, centers on two teenagers, Medina (Monroe) and Jim (Sheridan), who move to the beach town from Michigan with their parents. Their mother (Garner) teeters on the brink of a nervous breakdown while their father becomes a surgeon to the stars. Medina turns to surfing to escape her troubled home life.
Karen Croner (Admission, One True Thing) wrote the screenplay for the film, which is slated to go into production in February 2015. Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon will oversee the film on behalf of Relativity. While details are still being worked out, it’s likely that the project could be for Relativity’s new specialty division, R2 (R squared). As The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported, Relativity is launching a new division in hopes of becoming a more prominent awards season contender.
Garner’s recent work includes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Men, Women & Children; and Dallas Buyers Club. She’s also wrapped work on Dan Fogelman’s Danny Collins opposite Al Pacino. She’s repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer.
Monroe’s notable recent work includes action-horror film The Guest opposite Dan Stevens, horror pic It Follows and Jason Reitman’s Labor Day. She’s also nabbed a pivotal role in the YA adaptation The Fifth Wave, which is currently shooting. She’s repped by WME, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Sheridan has been dishing out a slew of memorable performances after his breakout role in The Tree of Life. He starred in Mud opposite Matthew McConaughey and Joe opposite Nicolas Cage. He’ll next be seen in Scouts vs. Zombies, Dark Places and The Stanford Prison Experiment, which will premiere at Sundance. He’s repped by WME, Mosaic and Stone Meyer.
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