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Tomorrow Draft Day hits theaters and with this new stills are popping up! I have added a bunch to the gallery!
Jennifer Stops by Good Morning America
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!
Draft Day | Exclusive Featurette
A new featurette for Jennifer’s new film Draft Day has been released!
Draft Day | Jo Blow Interview
Thanks to Claudia for the heads up!
Actress relishes role of strong woman
The New York Times gives us a look at how Jennifer enjoys playing strong women in the roles she takes.
Her new movie centers on football, but Jennifer Garner prefers baseball.
“I’m so addicted,” the actress said. “I dream about what happens for the Red Sox.”
She didn’t grow up following baseball, but since marrying Ben Affleck — a famously devoted Red Sox fan — Garner has become every bit as big a fan.
“Give me a baseball game,” she said. “To me, sports are like the ultimate soap opera.”
Draft Day, opening nationwide on Friday, casts Garner as Ali, a lawyer who is among the key people in the Cleveland Browns administration.
She is a “capologist,” a specialist in the arcane rules that govern the National Football League’s salary cap.
In theory, the rules ensure that all teams spend the same amount on players, enabling less-affluent teams to remain competitive with the richest franchises.
In reality, the rules have endless details and loopholes, and a team with skilled capologists has advantages.
Ali also is the secret girlfriend of Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner), the Browns’ embattled general manager, whose future with the team might depend on his success in landing the league’s No.?1 draft pick. Amid the chaos of draft day, she has to inform Sonny that she’s pregnant.
“This movie has football as a backdrop,” Garner said, “but by no means does that make it inaccessible to someone who doesn’t watch football. But, if you do watch football, I can say that you’ll be really, really happy. If you’re not a football person, it’s about a relationship and a story.”
She took the part, Garner said, not only because the sports setting intrigued her but also because she relished the chance to play the character.
“I love this character and wish I was as smart as Ali, even for a day. She’s a woman in a man’s world and does her job seamlessly, too.”
To prepare for the role, Garner spent time with Megan Rogers, a real-life capologist who is director of legal affairs for the Browns.
“I stole everything from her, including how she dressed and carried herself,” Garner said with a laugh. “I also learned that she’s very womanly, but, if necessary, she can bring the hammer down with the same force as a man.”
Garner, 41, would like to see more women involved in the off-the-field aspects of the NFL.
“Let’s face it,” she said, “it’s a fast-paced atmosphere, and women are great at doing a million things at the same time.”
Playing the love interest in a sports film can be a thankless job, but Garner emphasized that Ali has her feet in both sides of the story.
“Ali is trying to find the balance between being vulnerable and honest,” she said.
A native of West Virginia, Garner grew up as the middle of three sisters. She spent her childhood in dance classes and in the school band.
At Denison University in Granville, she quickly changed her major from chemistry to drama and, after graduating, headed to New York, where she worked as a restaurant hostess while auditioning.
Her breakthrough came with the TV series Alias (2001-06), on which she donned a multiplicity of guises as undercover spy Sydney Bristow.
She quickly parlayed that success into big-screen stardom, including her role last year in Dallas Buyers Club.
Garner — who recently completed the children’s film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and will be seen alongside Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson in Jason Reitman’s upcoming Men, Women & Children — said she didn’t immediately find her voice in Hollywood.
“Now, I’m a grown-up in the movie business,” she said. “On a set I will say: ‘Hold up. Girls don’t talk like this. Moms don’t talk like this. You’re really putting my character in a weak position.’?”
Garner said she and Affleck prefer to spend time at home with their children — Violet, 8; Seraphina, 5; and Samuel, 2 — rather than attending premieres or seeking their next hit.
“It’s still a thrill to have Ben come home from work and have the kids run out to throw themselves into his arms.”
Jennifer Garner discusses her role in ‘Draft Day’
The NFL shares this video clip of Jennifer talking about her new role in Draft Day!
Actress Jennifer Garner talks about the character she plays in the upcoming movie about the Cleveland Browns’ front office called “Draft Day”.
Draft Day Super Bowl Spot
Check out the Super Bowl Spot for Jennifer’s film Draft Day!
Jennifer Garner could’ve been calling shots for the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo News shared this great interview with Jen while she was publicizing her new film Draft Day.
NEW YORK — Oh, what might have been for Jim Overdorf.
If not for tax breaks in Ohio, the Buffalo Bills’ under-the-radar contract negotiator would have been movie star Jennifer Garner’s muse.
Garner was a guest with “TSN Drive” host Dave Naylor and me today at the Super Bowl media center in Manhattan. She was on Radio Row to promote the movie “Draft Day,” in which she and co-star Kevin Costner try to salvage the Cleveland Browns.
The Bills were supposed to be that team. Overdorf should have been the person Garner partnered with to research her role.
“Draft Day” director Ivan Reitman, who grew up in Toronto, wanted the film to be about the Bills and shot in Western New York. But a source told The Buffalo News the production reportedly saved $3 million by moving in Ohio instead.
Rather than shadow Overdorf, Garner spent her time studying Browns legal affairs director Megan Rogers to learn what being a capologist is all about.
“It’s tough,” Garner said. “It’s for lawyers. It’s a business affairs-kind of game, but there’s so much more art to it than that. … But you kind of have to have a million different kind of jobs rolled into one to be a capologist.
“I just basically stalked Megan Rogers, who runs the salary cap for the Cleveland Browns and followed her around and made her explain it to me over and over again and had lunch with her and took pictures of her desk. Then she would say, ‘That’s all confidential!’ I’d say, ‘I don’t care what’s written down. I just want my desk to look like yours. I’m just pretending.’ ”
Depicting a troubled organization was important to build “Draft Day” drama. The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs 14 straight years. The Browns are among the NFL’s most dysfunctional clubs.
“It made sense for us to be in a city like Cleveland or like Buffalo,” Garner said, “where the fans are beleaguered and the team is on its way back up.”
To listen to the interview go here.