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Jen's Work Has a Price

Discussion in 'Cast-Related News' started by kiki81ny, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. kiki81ny

    kiki81ny Rocket Ranger

    Dec 9, 2002
    New York
    A few minor mistakes in this article, but it's worth the read.

    From ExpressFashion.com-

    Can life get any better for Jennifer Garner? The 29 year old is gorgeous, in an approachable, girl-next-door kind of way, married to a hunky actor (Scott Foley of NBC's new comedy "AUSA"), and the star of "Daredevil," the current number one movie in America. Oh, and we forgot to mention that she's also Sydney Bristow, the kick-ass CIA agent on the hit television show "Alias." Not bad for a girl from West Virginia who once dreamed of becoming a librarian.

    But all this success does have a price, both on the positive side and the negative side. Of course wealth, recognition, and the chance to act, which she says has "always had this kind of fascination for me," make up the perks of the job, but a constant work schedule, brutal physical training and not much time for her husband and two dogs are the hardest part. Garner admits that while she loves the amazing opportunities she is getting at the moment, it does make for a tough home life.

    "The hours are relentless, but it's so boring to talk about how hard you work," she says with a laugh. But for Garner, her schedule is jam packed everyday with an early morning workout, line memorization when she comes home, and then additional work on the weekends. "We all work hard. I'm at work 80 plus hours a week."

    And she rarely gets to see her husband. "We do, technically, live in the same house, but usually I get up while it's still dark and come home after he's gone to bed," she says ruefully, but with an air of determination. But her hard work has paid off in many forms. Getting in shape for her role as Sydney Bristow helped her become Maxim magazine's Sexiest Woman of the Year, and Jennifer Garner maintains serious abut her training.

    "I work out as many mornings as I can, usually five days a week but never more than an hour," she says, setting a standard the rest of us are hard-pressed to follow. "I don't take a week off because it's inconvenient, or I don't sleep in because I'd rather. I get up and do it."

    Fortunately, her husband is making his way up through the Hollywood food chain himself, so the pair have an understanding and acceptance that this is the way their lives are going to be for a while. "We don't have a ton of time together, but we just know that this is what are life is going to be like for a while," Garner explains. "We make it happen whenever we can. For example, the cast [of "Daredevil"] went out to dinner last night, and I said, 'I'm sorry guys, but I have date,' and went home to be with him."

    In fact, life is pretty darn good for Garner right now, with the exception of one little thing. She really wanted to be in "Chicago" to hone her dancing and singing skills she used when she started her career. "I can't even stand it, I'm in so much pain that I wasn't in 'Chicago.' Even to be in the chorus," she grimaces. "The one time that I've had real envy of someone else's career was with these musicals. I grew up singing and dancing and I can hardly stand it!"

    Despite her disappointment, at least this proves the theory that no one has a perfect life, although Jennifer Garner is coming awfully close.
  2. SydB_JenG

    SydB_JenG Rocket Ranger

    Mar 1, 2003
    USA, Virginia/Utah
    I've always said I wanted to be Jennifer Garner, it kills me...now I want to be her even more...she's such a stud!
  3. aliasjgfanaticmv

    aliasjgfanaticmv Rocket Ranger

    Jan 9, 2003
    shouldn't matter to you where I live
    LOL, pretty much same here!
  4. SiriCerasi

    SiriCerasi Rocket Ranger

    Dec 8, 2002
    Same here!
  5. vaughnmyangel

    vaughnmyangel Rocket Ranger

    Jan 4, 2003
    same here my gosh she is just so cool and amazing. o well
  6. alias8000

    alias8000 Rocket Ranger

    May 26, 2003
    Same here!
  7. aliasjgfanaticmv

    aliasjgfanaticmv Rocket Ranger

    Jan 9, 2003
    shouldn't matter to you where I live
    I think it's safe to say we all wanna be like her! Or BE her! LOL!

    *runs out of the room like a drunken coyote*
  8. IluvVaughn13

    IluvVaughn13 Vaughnster's Girl

    Dec 16, 2002
    Where ever Michael Vartan is (-:
    yep i totally agree who wouldnt
  9. aliasrocks

    aliasrocks Rocket Ranger

    Jan 9, 2003
    we have another thing in coomon, we both wanted to be in chicago. GOOD MOVIE!
  10. musically83

    musically83 Rocket Ranger

    Jan 27, 2003
    hey...if she can sing&dance, maybe an episode of ALIAS as a musical isn't that farfetched an idea...true, it would be a little weird conceptually...but I bet JJ et al could figger it out!
  11. agent hidden eyes

    agent hidden eyes Rocket Ranger

    Dec 6, 2002
    san diego,california
    i hope she jsut take good care of herself.. i don't want her to get burned out
  12. Lynne

    Lynne Rocket Ranger

    Dec 1, 2002
    I mentioned this on Jennifer Garner Yahoo Group... that Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley should consider doing a variety musical comedy show on Television like Carol Burrett and Friends or Sony and Cher of the 70s! :cool:

    In that way, they can eat their cake and enjoy it too by having time together and Jenny can sing and dance too!!! :D

    This is something she can do after she has her children after the Alias run and 13 going on 30 and second movie to DareDevil! It would be a way to get back in the public eye! (y) :D

    Heh, Jen does your Agent come up with as good of ideas for you as I do ... how about a % (just kidding) :LOL: I like your style and we have a common thread! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Enjoy your weekend and get some rest this summer! ;) :) :D

    Lynne aka Jaredpuppy
  13. vaughnscaligurl47

    vaughnscaligurl47 Rocket Ranger

    Mar 7, 2003
    murrita, temecula, Cali
    shes ssooooooo GREAT! i feel so sorry for her doing all this work and not being able to be in a film she really wanted to be in!!! :unsure: at least she gets to make out with michael vartan i wouldn't mind being her!
    lauren vartan
  14. Marlene

    Marlene Guest

    I would have enjoyed Chicago even more if Jen was in it. I'm a complusive over obsessive Jen fan. The movies, the pictures, i have it all. (Or its on the to be purchased list...wish this stuff grew on trees. Posters and pictures are so over priced.)

    Talk about wanting to be Jennifer Garner. Red wig, all black get up, halloween. Hehe. I had to keep explaining who I was though...so annoying. She honestly is very attractive, she's 5' 9" and extremely well fit.

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