Jennifer Garner plays women with relationship troubles. Poor Sydney Bristow lost a couple lovers and she had some bad luck in Juno and Catch and Release too. Valentine’s Day gives her another romantic quandary, but in real life she’ll be celebrating February 14 with her husband, Ben Affleck.
Jennifer Garner Celebrates Valentine's Day
“You change the definition of romance,” she said. “I mean, romance is romance, but in addition, romance can just be breakfast over the tops of heads. Just getting through the day, you’ve just got to create that being romantic.”
In the film, she expresses her rage on a piñata. “I was going for a more Eccles thing than Lowell. I would say Manny, but he’s not there anymore. No, I like batting cages as much as the next girl. Girls can do those things. There was a change in the Title One sports move. We can do that stuff too.”
Valentine’s Day is a local story for the actor. Set in L.A., they actually got to shoot in their hometown. “What’s great about the way Garry [Marshall] uses L.A. in the film is that it’s just a city. It’s not celebrity central. It’s not about Hollywood. It’s a city and you never see it that way. You always see it as the backdrop for some other world and glitz and glamour. This reminds you that this is just a city full of people going through the same kinds of little triumphs and tragedies in their love lives as anyone anywhere else in the world.”
Garner was also jealous of her costars’ storylines, particularly superstar Julia Roberts’. “Well, Julia got to sit the whole time and she pushed the cry button at the end. It’s like ding! I knew it was coming so I’m like, ‘Don’t be crazy’ but [I couldn’t help it.]”
Valentine's Day opens to theaters on February 12th.