Jennifer Garner makes rare appearance with children for her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
Jennifer Garner and her children were photographed together at the ceremony while actor Ben Affleck, who is their father, was absent
Jennifer Garner and her children were super excited about her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Garner's daughters Violet, 12, and Seraphina, 9, and her son, Samuel, 6, were there to cheer their mum as she received the honor. Garner was just as quick to send out special messages to them through her speech. "For my children, when you walk over this star, I want you to remember first of all that I love you and that this is about hard work and good luck and not a whole lot else," Garner told her kids from the podium.
"You define me, not this wonderful spot on the pavement," the 46-year-old said before adding, "Also, for the record, don’t spend too much time on Hollywood Boulevard." The actress and her three kids together at a public event was a rare sighting. Actor Ben Affleck, who is their father, did not attend the ceremony.
"A special shoutout to my niece and nephew, who are missing their first days of schools to be here today," Garner said. "In the Garner family, fame matters more than education," she quipped. She also said that she felt absolutely elated at moving into such an "a lovely, nice neighborhood,"
Garner is also starring in an upcoming drama thriller film called 'Peppermint' which is set to come out on September 7. In the film, she plays Riley North whose life turns upside down after her husband and daughter are killed in a drive-by shooting by members of a cartel. After the killers walk free owing to corrupt officials on the cartel's payroll, she takes matters into her own hands and seeks vigilante justice against those who destroyed her life.
In a recent interview with ET Canada, the mum of three had said that her kids would actually not be watching the film. "They are too little," the actress said, adding that they don't really watch any of her movies. "Not very much. I think they want me to be their mom."
This action role is a sort of comeback for Garner. The role itself is very 'Kill Bill', to which she says, "I had babies and, you know, I was either pregnant or nursing or recovering from one of those things. And it just didn’t feel like the right time. Action just takes so much time and intensive training and preparation in that it wasn’t until […] all three kids were in school that I could devote that kind of time to it."
The film also stars John Gallagher Jr. as Carmichael, John Ortiz as Moises, Method Man as Agent Barker, Richard Cabral, Annie Ilonzeh as Inman among others. In the United States and Canada, 'Peppermint' will be released alongside 'The Nun' and 'God Bless the Broken Road', and is projected to gross around $8 million in its opening weekend.