It’s known that I have a bias for actresses that appear in superhero movies (Daredevil, Elektra) so that includes Ms. Jennifer Garner. I should also disclose that because of her breakout role as Sydney Bristow on Alias, I spent the majority of my high school years thinking I would join the CIA out of college. That never happened but Alias continues to be one of my favorite television series ever.
Garner (41) is on the cover of September’s Allure and looks as amazing as she did when she first became famous. Her interview is a little all over the place but we should take a moment to applaud her for her corporate shilling. Regarding her skincare regime, Garner said, “I’m starting to use more stuff that has things like alpha hydroxy [acid] or retinol. But I really don’t believe that your skin-care products have to be the fanciest things in the world. I like drugstore products, especially sunscreen, because I use so much of it. I like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid sunscreen SPF 70.” If you couldn’t guess (or you fast forward commercials on your television), Garner is the spokesperson for Neutrogena.
The actress also explained why she transitioned from action-heavy roles to more “thought-provoking roles” as the magazine puts it: “There were times I had to watch every calorie that went into my body. Doing something like that again…it’s not exactly on the top of my list.” If only we had metabolisms as fast as Jennifer’s. She does do yoga and pilates regularly which she attributes to getting her body back after her last baby.
As for a fun fact from the actress, we learned that she never pierced her ears and that she will never get a tattoo. According to her, “Oh, my gosh, no! Garner girls don’t have tattoos.”
The September issue of Allure is on newsstands August 20th.
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