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A new interview with CelebInterviews was released of Jen talking about her newest film Dallas Buyers Club.
Jennifer Garner juggles schedule for ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’
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.”
Jen Garner on Ben Affleck, and other things
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.
Jimmy Kimmel Live Stills
Thanks to Claudia we have some HQ stills of Jennifer during her interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show | Jennifer Garner’s Halloween
Get a glimpse at tomorrow’s airing of Jennifer’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres!
The gorgeous actress told Ellen about Halloween festivities in her house. She also brought a photo of her husband, Ben Affleck, in costume.
Jennifer on Jimmy Kimmel Live
This week Jennifer made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Such a fun interview!
The Adorable Way Jennifer Garner Greets Ben Affleck
Actress Jennifer Garner has pulled a page from Kanye West’s book. In an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday (Oct. 29), the “Dallas Buyers Club” star admitted to using the hashtag “#NoDisrespectToBenAffleck” in casual conversation with her famous husband, Ben Affleck.
West originally coined the term in a Twitter rant slamming late night host Jimmy Kimmel, after the latter aired a parody of West’s candid interview with BBC starring a child as the “Yeezus” rapper.
“SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU F**KING BEN AFFLECK,” West wrote in one of many angry tweets, followed by the hastags “#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK” and “#ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL.”
“I say that all the time,” Garner told Kimmel. “I say, ‘You look crazy. Hashtag, no disrespect to Ben Affleck.’ Just on an average day, that’s just how I might greet him in the morning.”
During the interview, Garner also dished on her husband’s fixation with baseball. Affleck, a Boston native, is a die-hard fan of the Red Sox, who are currently in the running for the 2013 World Series title against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“Once you get into the playoffs, it’s a little bit like, somebody just made an error so now I have to change where I’m sitting in the house,” Garner explained.
“It’s a little bit ridiculous,” she continued. “The sweatshirt goes inside out, the rally cap goes on…. But he’s not kidding. He’s really not kidding. Like, you would go to a game with him, and if they lose, he tells his friend, ‘Sorry, I have tickets for tomorrow, but you can’t come. We lost because of you’…. It’s some weird guy thing.”
According to Garner, Affleck’s intensity has spilled into the couple’s family life.
“That’s really all that’s happening at my house right now,” she joked, adding, “I don’t know if the kids are being fed…. And trick-or-treating might be canceled if there’s a game seven.”
“Is that part of the deal when you marry Ben Affleck?” Kimmel asked.
“It’s one of many deals that you make with the devil,” she quipped. “That is indeed part of the deal.”
Garner, 41, and Affleck, 41, have been married for eight years. They have three children together, daughters Violet, 7, and Seraphina, 4, and a son, Samuel, born in February 2012.
Jennifer Garner : Why Sun Protection Matters to Me
Parade did an interview with Jen where she talks about using sunscreen and why it is important to her.
ega-star, wife to Ben Affleck and busy mom of three (Violet, 8, Seraphina, 4, and Samuel, 1), Jennifer Garner has a lot of things on her mind. Sun health is one of them. As the brand ambassador for Neutrogena, Garner is a passionate advocate for skin-health awareness.
We had a chance to talk to the actress about the sneaky way to put sunscreen on kids, how she juggles family and career, and her secrets to feeling beautiful and staying fit.
On why sunscreen matters:
“One person every hour dies from melanoma, and it is our most preventable cancer! One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. That is crazy. And all we have to do to prevent it is to wear sunscreen daily. It’s also important to go to a dermatologist once a year. Many doctors even provide free screenings. Get yourself checked out.”
On fitting it into her beauty routine:
“One of the things that I love about Neutrogena is that they put sunscreen in their products, so you don’t have to worry about it! If you’re putting on a moisturizer or make-up, like Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Makeup, you’re protected just like that. Anything else you put on is gravy.”
On the tough task of putting sunscreen on her kids:
“Kids hate it. But it’s just non-negotiable. It becomes part of their routine before school, a play date, a swim lesson, or anything else they do: they have to put on sunscreen. If you have to bribe them, use a sticker chart. But, whatever it is, it’s going on. If your kids get one bad sunburn in their childhood, it can double their chances of skin cancer later in life, so you have to be vigilant. Sunscreen has to become a no-brainer. There are all different ways to apply it. The kids can rub it on their faces, and you can spray it on their bodies. You can have it in your car, in your bag, at home in every drawer. We trip over sunscreen in my house!”
On what makes her feel most beautiful:
“There are two different kinds of beautiful. There’s the kind of beautiful when you have your makeup on and your hair done and you’re all put together. That’s the kind of beautiful when your kids look at you and say, ‘Oh, you look like a princess.’ The other kind of beautiful is when you’re just laughing with friends or having a great night out. That’s the best kind.”
On juggling family and career:
“Every ball is in the air at all times. My husband and I have a great situation. When he’s not working, he can be at home with the kids. We also have a great nanny – don’t think we don’t. There’s a lot of help when it comes to juggling all of this. If I do a movie, it’s really intense and hard, but I have a great mother-in-law and a great mom. Everybody pitches in. But, I can’t do movie after movie after movie. There are tough choices to make, and I make them. But I’m lucky because I’m able to make them.”
On motivating herself to stay fit:
“I tell myself ‘Just 30 minutes!’ I just put on the clothes and get to the gym. Once you get started, usually you’re willing to keep it up. I also have to thank Valerie Waters, my trainer for 13 years. You can get her workouts online – they’re really easy to find. She can do a 20-minute workout that will have me sore the next day! When it comes to fitting in fitness, if you can’t make it to the gym one day, you just can’t. But then the next day, you have to go.”
Neutrogena is currently running a Buy 1 Donate 1 program running through the end of July. With the purchase of any Neutrogena product with SPF, a second one is donated to a family in need.