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Photos and Quotes From Jennifer Garner in W Magazine 2009-12-09 09:00:16

Jennifer Garner Talks Careers and Kids With W

Jennifer Garner has the honors of being W's January cover girl. The issue, which hits newsstands on Dec. 22, features a few close and personal shots of the star — check out even more images and her secrets from the shoot. Jennifer opened up to the magazine ahead of the release of Valentine's Day, chatting about her career and life as Mrs. Affleck. Here's more:

  • On deciding to have kids with Ben: "We were together a year, and we just started breeding. We were like, 'Let’s have a baby!' And eight days later . . . "
  • On her mentioning Ben in interviews and his not mentioning her: "Ben asks me, 'How come when I do an interview I manage to keep you out of it completely?' And I’m like, 'Either because you don’t think about me or because boy magazines don’t care about what I make you for dinner. But they should!'"
  • On being away from loved ones while working: "That’s the hardest thing about being on location when it’s not for your own project. When it’s for you, you’re on set with everybody you know, but if not, it’s lonely. I can live with Ben working crazy hours. But I can’t live without girlfriends around to talk about men with! . . . It’s fine if he’s not there; I just need someone to bitch about it to!"



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  • On not wanting to work with Ben: "It works between us pretty well the way it is. I don’t know if I want to go to work with him. I’d be like, 'Okay already, you got the shot. Let’s go home!'"
  • On her usual schedule: "Getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner . . . I live my life at these two extremes. I’m either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress."
  • On taking the Fall off from work: "It’s hard because I’ve taken so much time off already. But I have this internal battle between, I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids. And the kids win."
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