Kids are our priority: Jennifer Garner

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:48

London: Actress Jennifer Garner and her husband Ben Affleck plan their work schedules around the needs of their kids.

The 41-year-old actress, who has three children Violet, eight, Seraphina, five, and 23-month-old Samuel, said they are like any other normal working parents.
"Of course I was in favour of him doing the part. But the kids don`t really get it. They don`t really know those films. They`ll understand soon enough but right now that`s a bit of a fog for them.
Asked whether she wanted Affleck to take on the time-consuming role of Batman in the upcoming `Man of Steel` sequel, she said, "Thankfully we don`t look at the year ahead and go, `OK I`ll work these two months, you stay at home`, It`s more like, `This has come up.` So before we panic and say we can`t do it, let`s sit down together and see if we can make it happen. Maybe Brad (Pitt) and Angelina (Jolie) can plan their lives like that, but it doesn`t work like that for us."
Garner admits compromise in marriage is one of the keys to sustain it.
"After I did `Dallas Buyers Club` I took another break because I wanted to be around for Ben when he was travelling with `Argo`. I felt like I needed to be there with him, which wasn`t a decision I took lightly. But Ben had been home while I was working and, really, we just try and make it work," Garner said.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:48

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