Though Jennifer Garner has found herself as a single mother since splitting from Ben Affleck, she didn't use her own life to draw inspiration for her upcoming film, The Tribes of Palos Verdes. Chatting with Entertainment Tonight about her emotional role of playing a woman whose husband betrays her, Jennifer said: "Anytime that you're playing someone who is going through something, you have to just figure it out, and you actually believe it or not don't use your own life as much as you might think. It really is its separate own bear to get through."
VIEW GALLERY Jennifer plays a single mother in her latest film Photo: Getty Images
"You just get into that place because that's your job, and then you shake it off, because you have to go home and raise your kids," the 45-year-old continued. “So [it’s] just like any other time I do a scene with an emotional place."
Jennifer not only starred in the film, but also executive produced it. "It was just really exciting getting to be a part of getting this movie made," she admitted. "It's one of those tiny little movies that's an engine that could."
VIEW GALLERY The actress is the star and executive producer of The Tribes of Palos Verdes Photo: Getty Images
The Hollywood star, who officially filed for divorce from Ben in April, shares Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight, and five-year-old Samuel with the Justice League actor. After announcing their high-profile split in 2015, rumors swirled that Ben allegedly had an affair with his children’s nanny.
Addressing the rumors of infidelity, Jennifer told Vanity Fair in 2016: "We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny," adding, "She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes."