Jennifer Garner is "Instagram famous" now that she is back on TV
Both Garner and David Tennant probably have found the roles that are unlike anything that they have done before.
For the longest time, Jennifer Garner kept her options for working on a TV show aside and concentrated more on working for the big screen. However, working for TV was always something she wanted to get back to, and now that she is finally the lead cast in HBO's upcoming comedy 'Camping', she is now "Instagram famous". Garner also recently showed off some of her MMA skills while working for Pierre Morel's movie, 'Peppermint'. 'Camping' hits TV screens on October 14.
'Camping' follows the story of the obsessively compulsive Kathryn, who gathers her odd group of friends to celebrate her husband, Walt's 44th birthday. However, what could have been a peaceful reunion on an outdoor trip soon turns out to be a disorganized clutter of betrayal, failing marriages, and of course, some serious girl-on-girl crap that goes wrong. This show, which brings together a group of friends at the seemingly dull Brown Bear Lake campsite, marks yet another heightened emotional story coming from the 'Girls' program creator, Lena Dunham.
In the latest clip, when Kathryn (played by Garner) tries to sign some photo releases for two other tenants, they ask her if she is someone famous as they wouldn't know since they do not watch TV. Kathryn stumbles to confess that she is partially famous on Instagram with only 11,000 followers for the account where she posts mostly for mothers and middle-aged women who suffer from chronic pains and some serious mid-life crisis. Realizing that her account might just be a reflection of the miserably boring life that she leads, Kathryn immediately flips the talk by saying, "you might have missed it." Guess what? Garner herself has over 3 million followers on her Instagram account, and no, it isn't boring.
Be it the farm, animal care, or (specifically) any dance show, Garner seems to be a person with quite some varied interests, and maybe playing a character like Kathryn who wants everything to be in place, must have been quite the joke for her. During an exclusive talk with IGN, the '13 turning on 30' actress had confessed that she was instantly "drawn to the writing". "There were things that I got to say that I felt like no one else gets to say... So, that was initially what I was drawn to and Jenni directing, and Lena back there writing away in New York, and it was kind of heaven being part of an ensemble, and then I got [David]."
'Camping' is more than just a comeback on television for Garner. Both she and David Tennant (who plays Walt), have been doing some rather serious roles before they indulged themselves in some mindless comedy. Tennant who has probably been one of the most compelling Doctor Whos as the Tenth Doctor had made it to the top with his manipulative character Kilgrave in Marvel's 'Jessica Jones'. However, just like Garner, Tennant too seems to be relishing the opportunity to play a light-shaded character. "So it was lovely to play someone who’s so sweet and open-hearted and long-suffering and possibly most like the real me that I’ve ever done. I think that the physical manifestation of Walt is how I feel inside, much more than some sharp-suited psychopathic villain. So it was hugely appealing to get into that headspace and bucket hat. I don’t think it was a direct reaction to anything I’ve done before, but like Jennifer, it was quite unlike anything I’ve done before."
Watch the clip below: