Posted by Ali in Apr 01,2013 with No Comments
Jennifer spoke with the Telegraph about finding a balance between work and family and having to deal with the paparazzi.
I just want to say that this article points out the main reasons why I refuse to post paparazzi pics on the site!
Jennifer Garner, the star of The Odd Life of Timothy Green, talks to Helena de Bertodano about Ben Affleck’s gossip-fuelling Oscars speech, why her career has taken a back seat to his (until now) and how she dealt with being stalked for seven years.
Jennifer Garner is on tenterhooks. She is sure she can hear rustling in the bushes around where we are sitting in the back garden of a house overlooking the Malibu coastline.
She stops talking mid-sentence and sits alert, like a startled animal ready to flee.
‘I thought I heard a paparazzi lens,’ she says, eyes scanning the thick shrubbery around the house (it’s rented for the photo-shoot).
Garner, 40, who stars in the new film The Odd Life of Timothy Green – a fantasy drama about a couple who long for a child and suddenly find themselves the parents of a magical boy – shrugs and starts talking again.
‘Usually I’d see the light on the lens so maybe it’s just the leaves.’ But she remains uneasy. ‘I could swear there is someone there.’
Since marrying the actor and director Ben Affleck nearly eight years ago, Garner has become one of the most photographed celebrities in America.
Although already known for her award-winning performance in the thriller drama series Alias, as well as films such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and Catch Me If You Can (2002), her union with Affleck – with whom she starred in Daredevil (2003) – took her into a whole new stratosphere of celebrity.
Pictures are published daily of her most mundane activities: taking her children to school, going to the gym, buying groceries.
‘Seven cars followed me when I left home at seven o’clock this morning,’ she says, referring to the paparazzi. ‘I wish I could say that it doesn’t bother me. But you wouldn’t like it if you had it, and neither would anyone else. They sit outside my house every day. They wait for me at school drop-off and pick-up.’