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Welcome to Jennifer Garner Online - a comprehensive websites dedicated to actress Jennifer Garner best known for her roles in 13 Going on 30, Valentines Day, Pearl Harbor and as Sidney Bristow on the ABC hit Alias. This site is determined to bring you the most up to date information on this talented performer and her career. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Allure did a blog about Jennifer and her trying to raise awareness for people (and her kids) to wear sunscreen!

There was a time (not too long ago) when baby oil was more of a beach staple than sunscreen. Jennifer Garner knows what I’m talking about: “My whole generation—I think we were all just tossed out into the sun to burn to a crisp,” she told me on the phone. “I was deep brown all summer, every summer. Now I realize I’m really fair, and I never had any business being that tan.” While the low-key actress may not insist on wearing makeup every day, SPF is non-negotiable—for her or her family. Read on to find out how she gets her kids to slather the stuff on, and why she thinks she’s a beauty disaster. (We’re going to go ahead and disagree with her on that one.)

How do you get your kids to wear sunscreen?
“It’s such a battle. But everyone has to do it every day. You have to make it part of the routine so that they stop fighting. I let them decide: Do they want a face and body stick on their face and arms before school, or do they want a lotion? I let them choose a song, and by the end of singing it, I have to be done putting it on them. You make a game out of how fast you can do it—but it has to happen. It can be a game or it can be a battle, but it’s going on one way or the other.”

What about your husband [Ben Affleck]? I read about a study recently that said men are more at risk for melanoma because they’re less likely to wear sunscreen.
“50 percent of men say they have not worn sunscreen in the past year. I cannot tell you how many battles with him I’ve had about sunscreen when we’re at the beach and I see him crisping up. He knows how I feel about it; he knows what I do for a living [Garner is a spokeswoman for Neutrogena]. If I can sneak it in, I spray it on him.”

What’s your go-to sunscreen?
“Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, because it doesn’t mess with your makeup if you have to wear any and it doesn’t aggravate your skin. SPF 30 in the winter, but now it’s almost always 45. If I’m going to be out in the sun, it’s probably up to 70.”

When you’re at the beach, do you wear makeup?
“No. I almost never wear makeup unless someone is putting it on me for work. I do usually use a little concealer around my nose or under my eyes, but that’s as far as I go. I used to wear mascara every day, and I don’t know why, but it feels fake or something. I’ve just grown out of it.”

So I guess it’s fair to say you aren’t exactly a beauty junkie?
“I’m not someone who should be in a beauty spotlight. I was one of those people who wore pajamas to class every day in college, and I would still be that way if I could! I’m in New Balance sneakers every day. I try not to be because I get made fun of by my husband and friends, but it’s not natural for me to think about how I look on a daily basis. So I’m kind of my own walking beauty disaster.

That’s pretty hard to believe when we see pictures of you on the red carpet.
“I have grown to love nice clothes and looking nice. I’ve been exposed to such a level of fashion and design that I have no right to wear, and I have to say, I’ve grown to reeeeaalllly like them. When it comes to red carpet, I’m all in.”

06.10.14
Ali

Last night Jen stopped by the Tonight show and chatted it up with Jimmy Fallon! Such a fun interview! Check it out!

04.10.14
Ali

This morning Jennifer stopped by Good Morning America to talk about her role in Draft Day. She explains what a capologist is.

Watch the interview here:

Plus we have some stills of her from the interview thanks to Claudia!

Gallery Links:
Jennifer Garner Online > 2014 > April 9 | Good Morning America – Show

04.9.14
Ali

Yesterday Jennifer called in for an interview on the Dan Patrick Show. Here is a video of the interview.

04.9.14
Ali

Thanks to Claudia for the heads up!

04.8.14
Ali

A new interview with CelebInterviews was released of Jen talking about her newest film Dallas Buyers Club.

12.4.13
Ali

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.”

11.20.13
Ali

Jennifer spoke with the Boston Globe … she shared about her new film Dallas Buyers Club and about her husband Ben Affleck!

TORONTO — Jennifer Garner used to be pretty famous all by herself before she became a mom (Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel are now 7, 4, and 1) and the better half of a less flashy Bennifer. Now, with husband Ben Affleck still riding the high of Oscar darling “Argo,” the former “Alias” star is returning to the screen in a big way. She costars with Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club,” then will be seen in “Imagine” with Al Pacino, “Draft Day” with Kevin Costner, and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” with Steve Carell.

Q. Have you gotten used to the Boston accent yet?

A. It’s so fun whenever we are working [there] and living in Cambridge and everywhere I go people stop and roll down their windows and truck drivers say, “Hey, Missus Affleck!” It’s really sweet. . . . I don’t think I ever registered the accent until “Good Will Hunting.” It didn’t seem like something that was real to me; it seemed like it could only be done in caricature. But now I get it. It’s real.

‘I’ve had a few scripts in a row that I’ve loved so much . . . and that’s been really fun.’

Q. Have things changed for you guys since the Oscars?

A. The only thing that changed was that he took a minute to just relax and to focus on what he wanted to do next. And during that time he kind of said, “OK, go to work, wife. Let’s go.” So I did go back to work in kind of a big way and I did this before “Argo” came out. Then I took a big break to be around for all of him getting that movie up and out. I just wanted to be there and travel with him.

Q. What’s important to you right now in choosing movies?

A. I have to say, [shooting] location has a lot to do with it. And what’s required of me, how it fits into my family’s life. But I’ve had a few scripts in a row that I’ve loved so much and we’ve been able to make them fit and that’s been really fun.

Q. And this movie, in particular?

A. I chose to do this movie because I had such a great experience working with Matthew before and I saw how serious and committed he was when we did the romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” He treated it like it was, you know, “Hamlet.” So I wanted to see him play this role. . . . He’s doing beautiful work that seems totally inspired right now. But he’s been pretty great for a really long time.

Q. You’ve been especially vocal recently about paparazzi issues. Why?

A. Nobody wants to hear celebrities complain about being celebrities. I don’t want to hear it either. But I’m at home flipping pancakes and wondering what I’m going to put in the lunch boxes, just like everyone else. [Except that] there is this added stress that when I leave the house to go to school at 7 in the morning there are eight cars waiting for me every day, and they are with me the rest of the day, wherever I go, whatever I do. I go to the pediatrician and they are there. And not only are they there, they stand and block the pediatrician’s door so I can’t get my sick kid inside, and they talk to them as I’m going inside. That is what we’re trying to curb. We’re not, you know, anti-freedom of speech. All I’m hoping is that [the law enacted recently in California] will change the tenor of my kids’ days and change their experience of the world as a large group of scary men who are loud and in their faces and make them stand out from their friends in a really unnatural way.

Q. Meanwhile, Ben has his own causes. . .

A. Ben inspires me. The work that he does in the Congo [as founder of the nonprofit Eastern Congo Initiative] is so much more work than people realize. So much deeper than people realize and so much more of an effect than I think anyone can know. That’s just him. He is just pushing that rock up the hill every day and I admire it and I am inspired by it and I love him for it. I look forward to going with him someday. I’ve never been able to because I’ve always been pregnant or working. But I look forward to our family going someday.

Q. I know you’ve worked with Ben in the past [“Daredevil,” “Pearl Harbor”], but any chance he’ll direct you in something? Perhaps you could be cast in his Whitey Bulger movie?

A. Oh, that’d be cool [laughs]! I don’t know. We’re linked together [as a couple] in people’s minds. It’d be tricky for us to do a movie together. Also, I would be saying to him every day, “I think we got it. I need to go home. It’s almost bed time.” I think he’d kill me.

11.3.13
Ali