Jennifer Garner seems to be the kindest person ever and like a very patient mother with her kids. However, while all that is true, it turns out that she has more in common with her character in her brand new film, Peppermint, than we imagined.
The actress is still a human being, and that means that sometimes, she fails to contain her ‘mom rage.’
While on Late Night with Seth Meyers yesterday, Garner revealed that she can be a bit unforgiving with people or situations hurting her young ones from time to time as well.
It all started with her talking about the movie.
Jennifer said that the role she plays is ‘deeply cathartic’ and admitted that she relates to a certain extent to the character’s rage.
‘There’s something about making this movie that plays out every single bit of mom rage you have ever had on the playground or every bit of mom rage you have ever had when your child is put in the back of the class, and you feel like they should be in the front. Or their feelings are hurt,’ the stat told the host.
Garner went on to note how it’s been more than a decade since she starred in an action film adding that at the time she was shooting The Kingdom, her oldest daughter was just starting to crawl.
Seth Meyers joked that the movie might not have been that long ago and maybe it was just her daughter being a ‘really late crawler.’
‘And yet, she was an amazing crawler,’ the mother of three said, putting up her fists, jokingly, as if ready to fight the host.
In the end, while she might relate to her character in Peppermint, Riley, up to a point, the actress did not encourage anyone to follow in the fictional woman’s footsteps.
In the movie, Riley trains for years just to revenge her family’s murder by taking down criminals and crooked cops.
‘It is a fantasy. It’s not a how-to video,’ she simply pointed out.