Jennifer Garner Talks Health, Raising Kids & Spirituality on DR. OZ, 3/23
Tomorrow, March 23rd, Jennifer Garner opens up to Dr. Oz about her secrets to looking so good in her 40s, how her faith helped her through stressful times in her marriage and the medical miracle that convinced her to take her first starring movie role in a decade, "Miracles From Heaven."
On if fame changes people, Garner shares: "I don't know. I don't know that it does. I've lived in LA a long time and I know a lot of really incredible, down-to-earth people. I think a few people are kind of more into the idea of fame or whatever, but they were like that when they were kids, I'm sure. You kind of go into it and you--I don't know. I don't see people changing in some huge way. You are who you are. Maybe it exacerbates different--whatever quality of you is going to stand out the most, like a burr. It might exacerbate it, but I don't think that it's going to change it. So maybe in me it's just bringing out my down-to-earthness so I feel like some earth mother."
On her son and the paparazzi, Garner says: "It's a shame because I have a 4-year-old son and of all my kids, he hates them the most. He hates them. And every time he sees the cameras, which is still every day, and he says, 'I don't like that. There are two things I don't like, mom. I don't like cameras, I don't like men with cameras and I don't like being laughed at. I don't like if I feel like you're laughing at me.' And I say, 'I can control not laughing at you', although he is so funny, but we have to talk about the fact they can't hurt you. They can't touch you. They're far away. We can't make them go away. 'We just have to live our lives, son, and do the best we can'. And you know what? That is just something he's gonna have to grow up with, because if we move to Timbuktu, some person in Timbuktu's gonna buy a camera and follow us around."
On her faith, spirituality and upbringing, Garner shares: "I think they're just lucky for me; they were instilled in me when I was so young. My parents did such a great job of raising my sisters and me in a world where faith was part of our lives. We went to church every single week. We were not ever guilted; we were not, nobody talked about hell in our house. It wasn't a dark thing ever, it was only something positive. And our church was and is, you know for my parents and my little sister's family who are still going to the same church in Charleston, West Virginia. It's the center of our social lives, as well as, a spiritual center."
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