For the past couple years, Jennifer Garner sort of did the slow two-step away from her career as a movie star so she could stay at home and raise the three kids she made with Ben Affleck. However, during an event to promote her new movie Danny Collins, Jennifer Garner admitted that she’s decided to go back to work:
“I’ve been home for a long time. It’s my turn and I’m going to go to work this spring. I think I’ll work the spring and summer, maybe the fall too, as long as some of it’s at home. I don’t think my deals are done yet so I can’t say, but yeah, I’m about to go to work.”
But it sounds like Ben shouldn’t be fitting himself for a pair of Dad’s Choice™ relaxed-fit sweatpants and memorizing the kids carpool schedule just yet; according to Jen, it’s not a workie-tradesies situation. Nope, they’re both going to be working:
“Ben is super busy and I’m super happy for him. I chose to stay home this year and just said, ‘Go for it babe. Do it all. Do Gone Girl, do Batman, do The Accountant. Do everything.’ I want that for him and I’m happy for him. And he says the same to me. Except that he’s really busy. But he understands that when I really have to do it, we figure it out.”
I really hope that one of those things she really has to do is a sequel to 13 Going on 30, because I would be lying if I said that was not something I wanted in my life.
Ben Affleck has always struck me as an adult-sized kid type, so I hope he’ll be ok when his wife goes back to work. Otherwise, Jennifer Garner is going to have to get used to the director yelling cut every 10 minutes so that she can take a call from him asking how to make microwave burritos. “Ben, I already told you – if you don’t know, ask one of the other kids. Besides, didn’t I leave you $20 for pizza? What did you do with the money? Ben, put Violet on the phone…“