Jennifer Garner also doesn't know if her kids will watch her new show 'The Last Thing He Told Me.'
Jennifer Garner's kids support her work but aren't too keen to watch her films. The 51-year-old actor shared that her three kids, whom she shares with ex Ben Affleck, Violet, 17, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 11, prefer watching dad's films instead. "They do to be supportive, but I think it's a little weird to watch your mom kiss someone or cry," the mother-of-three confessed to InStyle. "It's different. They don't mind watching their dad. They don't want to see me sad, and they don't want to see me in a romance. They don't love seeing me play someone else's mom, honestly. I don't know if they'll watch this," she added referring to her new AppleTV+ series The Last Thing He Told Me.
The film is inspired by the 2021 best-selling novel by Laura Dave and in the film Garner plays the character, Hannah. It follows the tale of a mother who joins forces with her teenage stepdaughter to find her husband after he goes missing. Garner was able to get Seraphina to read the book. "I loved, loved, loved the book. I read it aloud with my middle child at bedtime, and we could not stop," she shared.
The book also touches on motherhood and a relationship involving a young woman who never expected to have a mother and wasn't really good at that. The 13 Going on 30 star said the role was "very difficult" for her as she had to "play a character who's not maternal at all." Garner said she loves being a mom both on and off the screen. "I've played a mom quite a bit, and that is actually lovely because it's very easy to slip into mothering some awesome young actor, and then you build a relationship under it, so at the end, you're quite close," she said.
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As for Affleck, he told The Hollywood Reporter that his kids are quite aware of his work. The first film they saw was Armageddon "because they like movies where they can make fun of me and they really like the idea that I was an astronaut or an oil driller or they just found the whole thing kind of preposterous but they loved it. They loved the fun of it," he shared. What the actor was keen on sharing with them was the film Good Will Hunting. "It was interesting for me to watch them watch the movie and see how different their childhood is from what my childhood looked like," he continued.
"They were engaged and interested and that was on an artistic level, probably the most gratifying experience of my life," he added.
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