Jennifer Garner reveals she loves being totally overwhelmed in her new forthcoming HBO comedy 'Camping'
After the first four of the show's eight episodes were released to critics, some were put off by Kathryn, Garner's role,calling her 'tyrannically attentive and insufferable'.
Despite making a show called 'Camping', Lenna Dunham and Jenni Konner sure love the indoors.
In an interview with USA Today, Konner revealed, "It was not well thought out. We loved writing the show, and then we were like, 'Oh, this really means we need to be in the dirt all day, every day.' "
This came as a surprise to actress Jennifer Garner who claims that she didn't realize how outdoorsy she was. "I didn't realize how outdoorsy I was until I was (on set) with Jenni and Lena, who felt punished every day we had to be outside," she recalls. Meanwhile, co-star David Tennant and Garner "thought it was the biggest gift. Every day, all we could do was be like, 'Look at that oak tree! Look at that sunrise!' "
"Camping," the new HBO drama starring Jennifer Garner, is less about camping than about what happens when camping goes wrong, which in this case includes BB-gun mishaps, accidental drug trips and at least one epic outhouse-related crisis https://t.co/SG5c7cI0uK— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) October 11, 2018
The actress is all set to make her small-screen comeback with 'Camping'. She will be playing the role of Kathryn McSorley-Jodell, a hyper mom who invites her friends' group on a camping trip in order to celebrate her husband's birthday.
It is based on a 2016 British series, which also revolved around people trying to make relationships work while on a camping trip. Through Kathryn and her old friend Nina-Joy Konner claims that they hoped, "To explore how women can be really cruel to each other, even though we believe deeply in female friendships being the core of our lives. One of the central questions of this is, 'What happens when you get a group of people together and you can't just walk away from the friend who is annoying you and not call them for three days?'"
After the first four episodes of the season were shown to the critics some called Kathryn "tyrannically attentive,"irritating" and "insufferable." To which Garner agrees, but also says, "You'll understand her, even if you don't love her" by season's end. Reading the scripts, "I could see where the old Kathryn had been covered up by years and years of insecurity and see what her relationship with her husband used to be."
David Tennant and Jennifer Garner play a husband and wife 'Camping.'— Darryl Houston Smith (@dhoustonsmith) October 11, 2018
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She then continues saying, "Dunham is so brave and articulate about what her body has put her through and talked to me about it. When you suffer from chronic pain – and I don’t, thank God, I’m only speaking from having read and spoken to a bunch of people who have – you don’t feel good, but nobody can see it, so people expect you to feel fine and perform anyway." "Poor Kathryn is just exhausted," she continues. "She’s exhausted from being expected to be something she can’t be anymore and hasn’t been able to be for a long time."
Despite playing type A characters in 'Juno', 'Butter' and now 'Camping' Jennifer Garner claims that in real life she is not so finicky, even though she tries hard as possible every family vacation.
The actress also revealed that she enjoys camping most with her three kids. "We have a pole broken in our tent – a very important pole that we’ve put back together with duct tape – but I think we need to get that replaced before we can pull it back out," Garner said in an interview with USA Today. "But yes, we will be camping again soon."
Watch the trailer for 'Camping' here: