When she’s not being a mom, Jennifer Garner plays a mom
By CINDY PEARLMAN August 9, 2012 9:12PM
"THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN" Photo ID: Jennifer Garner Ph: Phil Bray ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Updated: September 13, 2012 6:10AM
LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Garner’s life comes with its Hallmark moments.
Just the other day, hubby Ben Affleck came home from shooting in Puerto Rico. “He hadn’t seen the kids in a week. The minute his feet actually hit the driveway, Ben had two girls hoisted up in the air — one kid in each arm.
“He looked at me with the biggest, happiest smile on his face.”
The mother of Violet Anne, 6; Seraphina Rose, 3, and new baby Sam is waxing eloquently on parenthood because she stars in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (opening Friday). She plays half of a couple told that it’s medically impossible for them to conceive. They write down all the traits they would love in a child and bury the paperwork in their garden.
A child named Timothy arrives from the dirt.
“I was so lucky that I didn’t have any problems having three beautiful children,” Garner says.
“I have so many friends who are going through infertility issues. I have so much enormous respect for that longing. It forces a woman to look at her own identity, who she is, and why this is not happening. There is the heartbreak of being told you will never have a child.”
Garner and Affleck juggle their work schedules to be home with their growing family. “I only do what I absolutely can’t say no to because it’s that good,” she says. “Ask my agent. He knows what I will and won’t do.”
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