Jennifer tells People.com not to call her Supermom!
She’s tackled the roles of superhero and super-spy.
Oh, and her husband of nine years just happens to be the new Batman.
Just don’t call Jennifer Garner “Supermom.”
“No,” says the mother-of-three on whether she has cracked the code of what it takes to be that perfect mother.
Speaking at the Los Angeles press conference for her latest film, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Garner also said: “But the absolute [greatest] thing about being a parent is that every day is a fresh start.”
And she means every day.
“You always can say, ‘Today we’re going to try this!’ ” Garner, 42, says. “And if it goes horribly, you can say, ‘Today we’re throwing that out, and we’re trying this!’ That’s part of what I like about being a mom in general.”
So what’s it like being a member of the Affleck household?
“Our kids need to be allowed to have a bad day,” she tells PEOPLE. “And you need to show them that it’s okay to have the whole range of emotions. You should have it all: rage and anger and sadness, so there is a lot of room for joy and happiness as well.”
And she’s happy to show off what she’s learned as a parent to Violet, 8½, Seraphina, 5½, and Samuel, 2½, when the cameras are rolling.
“I have enjoyed this new world of playing moms,” Garner says. “This little kid whose mom is a teacher at my child’s school said, ‘Mrs. Affleck is a lot like my mom … She gets to have a lot of other kids.’ ”
Last night Jennifer was a guest on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Here are some clips from her interview!
Jimmy speaks to Jennifer Garner about her film Men, Women & Children, and Jennifer reveals why she and Ben Affleck really weren’t at George Clooney’s wedding.
Jimmy and Jennifer Garner team up against Questlove and John Mulaney in a game of Catchphrase.
Jennifer Garner remembers a time her wardrobe choices ruined a callback.
Jennifer was in New York City last night and attending a screening for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.
Last night Jen attended the premiere of her new film Men, Women and Children in Los Angeles. She wore a top by black & silver Proenza Schouler top with a black skirt.
Here is a clip from one of the press interviews Jen did recently for Men, Women and Children!
Some pics from this past weekend’s press conference for Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Press Conference In Beverly Hills.
Dork Shelf gives us this interview with Jennifer and her director Jason Reitman about their new film Men, Women and Children.
Jason Reitman isn’t nervous about talking about his latest big screen drama, but Jennifer Garner seems a bit daunted being the only actor on hand to talk about the ensemble drama Men, Women, & Children (opening in Toronto this Friday, and expanding across Canada over the next several weeks) on behalf of her incredibly stacked cast.
“When I was told that I was going to be the only actor here with Jason, I’ll admit that I freaked out a little bit in my head,” Garner joked before getting down to business during a sit down with press for the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month. “There was a part of me that was thinking, ‘Man, I really need Adam Sandler for this.’”
Garner, who plays an overprotective mother trying to shield her daughter from the dangers of the internet in Reitman’s film, has little to worry about. She has a natural rapport with Reitman even when they don’t necessarily agree on the questions they’re answering. Plus, they have a history that works in their favour. Having worked previously on the Oscar nominated Juno, Reitman passed along his adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel (co-written with Chloe and Secretary writer Erin Cressida Wilson) on a plane ride while both were on the way to the set of father Ivan Reitman’s previous film, Draft Day, which also co-starred Garner.
The film places the focus on how the connected world of the internet serves to make personal connections in the real world even harder. Garner’s on screen daughter, played by Kaitlyn Dever, has been hiding a crush on a boy she really likes (played by skyrocketing young star Ansel Elgort). The boy she like has quit his star spot on the football team while dealing with his mother’s sudden departure to be with another man. Meanwhile in the same small Texas town, a couple (Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt), a struggling single mother (Judy Greer) unwittingly exploits her daughter’s attractiveness under the guise that it will help the young woman’s modelling career, and a cheerleader with anorexia (Elena Kampouris) fights to get noticed by her peers.
Reitman and Garner talked to us about the film’s darker elements, how people who seem like villains can actually be sympathetic, and the pros and cons of internet culture.
What was it about Chad Kultgen’s book that made you want to adapt it for the big screen and how did it differ from other adaptations that you have already done?
Jason Reitman: I really fell in love with Chad’s voice as a writer when I read his book Average American Male, and his approach to the internet was very frank and at the same time passed no judgment. What happened with his books, and with anything I ever thought about making into a movie, I thought about how he was, as a writer, responding to questions that he didn’t have answers to. I saw that as an opportunity to approach a lot of things that had been on my mind.
Jennifer Garner: And really the film is only a fraction as frank as the book is. (laughs) The book is SO much darker. I think it really gets to the heart of the darkness some people have within them.
More new posters, stills and set images from Jen’s new film Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day