May 4, 2011  •  Gertie & Mary  •  Articles - Charity - Save the Children

There are three things you should know about Jennifer Garner: She’s a loving mother, an ardent athlete and a devoted humanitarian. All these attributes came together earlier this week when she kicked off the 2011 Stain Games, a day of play helping Save the Children promote healthy lifestyles among U.S. children living in poverty.

On getting involved with the Stain Games:
“I’ve been involved with Save the Children for several years, and Frigidaire has been nothing but generous in their support of, not only just with money, but they show up; they see with their own eyes what we’re doing. They came to West Virginia with me to see our Save the Children site in my own home state.”
On staying active on movie sets:
“When I’m on set, it gets really tough. I always gain weight. There’s too much food around. I have too much of an eye on the craft service table; I cannot keep my sticky fingers out of there. The way that I have to do it is get up and work out first thing in the morning, before I have time to change my mind.”

On what she listens to while she works out:
“If I’m working out at a gym, I actually had my girls’ babysitter put together a workout mix for me. It’s a lot of music that I would listen to, like Beyoncé or Kanye West or Katy Perry, but then a lot of stuff that maybe I don’t know as well. And so I blast it.”

On how her daughters stay active:
“Right now, it’s playing tag. We’re playing a lot of tag at our house and hide and seek and just running around.”

On her Mother’s Day plans:
“I got a great tip about Mother’s Day, which was you have to be really specific and let your family know what would make your Mother’s Day great. Like, if you wanna sleep in, then you have to tell them, set them up for it. If you want breakfast in bed, just help them succeed at giving you a great Mother’s Day. It’s not like you need some huge surprise. It’s just nice to get what you want. But you have to participate in that conversation. With that being said, I just like having a big family breakfast, so that’s hopefully what we’ll do.”

On her upcoming movies:
“[I have] a couple of movies that I just finished. One is called ‘Butter’ that my production company Vandalia Films was producer on. And one was called ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ that is going to hit every parent right where it hurts — it’s a pretty beautiful little movie. And I don’t know when that will be out, but that’s from Disney.”


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