Jennifer Garner has signed on to star in the 2013 drama Dallas Buys Club to avoid the prospect of acting retirement.
The Juno star admits she repeatedly rejected job offers to return to the screen after taking a career break to raise three children with now ex-husband Ben Affleck, and it ultimately turned out led to an ultimatum from his then agent, Patrick Whitesell. , when he called in 2012 with the screenplay for Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar-winning film.
She reminded the Hollywood Reporter, “He said, ‘This is going to be a call about one of two things: it’ll be a call about you doing this little movie, or it’ll be a call. about your retirement. ‘
“And I knew I had asked enough of my reps, who had worked their tail for me and said no to everything and kept getting pregnant.” But I was really overwhelmed by a third child.
“Ben was making Argo and I was just trying to spin the plates. I also knew I didn’t want to be done playing, so I said, ‘OK, I’ll do it.’ “(MT / BAN / LOT)
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