Jennifer Garner Credits Reese Witherspoon For Helping Her Get Through a “Very Public, Very Hard Moment”
Jennifer Garner expressed gratitude for Reese Witherspoon's unwavering support during a panel discussion at Hello Sunshine's Shine Away Event in Los Angeles, as reported by PEOPLE. The event, which also featured Mindy Kaling, saw Garner acknowledging Witherspoon's pivotal role in her life, especially during challenging times.
Recalling a significant moment during her pregnancy, Garner shared how Witherspoon stood by her side during a particularly difficult period. Without delving into specifics, Garner emphasized the actress's support, stating, "I think back to going through a very public, very hard moment in my life. She was right there, and the way I needed to get through it was dance cardio." Garner highlighted the unique bonding experience they shared, using dance as a coping mechanism.
"I danced cardio-d so hard, we broke her foot," Garner humorously revealed. Despite the unexpected mishap, Witherspoon's commitment shone through. "But she kept going! It was like, okay, we worked out at seven on vacation, we're going to work out again at two. She was like, 'I'm going to be there. I'm going to be there.'" The event, hosted by Hello Sunshine, the media company co-founded by Witherspoon, featured discussions about women-led stories. Garner, the lead in the AppleTV+ miniseries The Last Thing He Told Me, gave credit to Witherspoon for creating a safe space for actresses to express themselves without fear of being silenced. Notably, the actresses refrained from naming the series, likely due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
Beyond professional collaborations, Garner highlighted the significance of meetings held at Witherspoon's home. These gatherings provided a rare opportunity for actresses to connect authentically, free from the constraints of formal award show settings. Garner expressed how these meetings marked her first experience in a room filled with actresses outside of glamorous award ceremonies. Reflecting on the panel, the Legally Blonde star shared a photo on Instagram Stories, expressing her love for the discussion on the power of connection. The trio, consisting of Garner, Kaling, and Witherspoon, delved into the positive impact of genuine connections in the industry.
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The Hello Sunshine event not only showcased the camaraderie between the Catch and Release star and Witherspoon but also shed light on the importance of creating spaces where actresses can support and empower each other. The bond forged through dance cardio and shared experiences exemplifies the strength of connections in navigating the challenges of public life and the entertainment industry.
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Per recent reports Jennifer Garner will be reprising her role as the sword-wielding superhero Elektra in Deadpool 3 along with Hugh Jackman, who is also reprising his performance as Wolverine. Garner first appeared on screen as Elektra Natchios in 2003’s Daredevil opposite her ex-husband Ben Affleck. The film became a modest hit, and she returned to solo headline 2005’s Elektra, which received rave reviews but ultimately bombed at the box office.
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