Jennifer Garner Travels to Toronto Solo – Much To Family's Chagrin!

10/10/2009 at 07:00 PM ET
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As she promoted her new film The Invention of Lying at The Toronto Film Festival, Jennifer Garner did so without her two children Violet Anne, 3 ½, and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 9 months, in tow. The change of pace was tough for all involved. “The family acted like I was going to the moon,” she shares in a new interview before adding,

“Even though [husband] Ben [Affleck] is there with the children and they will be fine, Violet was wondering, ‘Where is Mom going?’ We travel together all the time.”

One thing the family-of-four won’t be doing together anytime soon is shooting a film, with Jennifer in front of the camera and Ben directing. “He is not the world’s fastest director, and I like to get in and do my work and go home and put the kids to bed,” she explains. “I’m afraid there would be this moment where I would say, ‘OK. You’ve got it. I promise you it is in the can. I’ve got to go home.'”

There are also long stretches away from home to contend with, which makes the prospect of returning to the small screen increasingly appealing to the 37-year-old former Alias star. Jennifer notes,

“I never say never to TV because it has been really good for me. I am not a snob about work. The great thing about TV is you can stay in one place. Eventually my kids aren’t going to want to be living all over the place. Television would allow us to settle down.”

The Invention of Lying is in theaters now.


– Missy

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Jen K on

YES! TV please! I’d love to see her on my TV set weekly again!

bungalowbliss on

I can’t wait to see pics of Miss Violet and little Seraphina. It’s been too long!

Sarah on

Anne on

Jennifer is with her children it seems all the time, so a trip away on business would probably give her a much needed break for herself.

CelebBabyLover on

bungalowbliss- Actually, there are lots of recent photos of both girls around, just not on CBB (Jen and Ben’s reps asked CBB and PEOPLE to take a break from posting pictures of the girls, and CBB is respecting that. A lot of us CBB regulars e-mailed CBB several months back about the sudden lack of Violet and Seraphina photos, which is how that fact became known. :)).

JustJared ( and PopSugar ( are two sites that regularly post photos of the girls. In fact, there’s a set from this past Sunday on Just Jared: .

If you go to JustJared to view those or any photos of the Garner-Affleck girls, however, do yourself a favor and avoid the comments. Unfourtnately, JustJared does not moderate their comments like CBB does (or, if they do, it’s extremely limited), so a good number of the comments are downright nasty.

PopSugar’s comments, I believe, are a bit better, but I’d still excercise caution. :)

Bancie1031 on

CelebBabyLover and Sarah – Thanks for the links, I love seeing these girls!
OMG I can’t believe how tall Violet has gotten!!!! And Seraphine looks more like Ben (IMO) while as we all know Violet looks like Jennifer ….. both girls are SOOOOO adorable though!

Lauren on

Quick question-did Jen ask People not to publish photos of her family, or CBB? Because I’ve seen more than one photo of them in the magazine since they asked one or both of you not to publish photos of them anymore. Just curious if this meant you’d start purchasing pictures soon again.

Violet’s hair has gotten so long and silky, and Sera seems like such a sweet baby. There’s a pic of Jen kissing Sera while holding her in the carrier and Sera’s beaming from ear to ear. Weird worship of this family on behalf of some aside, I do miss the pics of them.

Editor’s Note: They asked CBB and not to post photos; the magazine has run two or three shots in recent months, but so far, the Web sites have not. Just trying to protect their privacy, per their request. You all will be the first to know when we start running photos of them again!

Laura on

I always thought I heard actresses complain about the long hours of tv shows vs a movie. I would think she would be away longer unless she wasn’t the lead in the tv show


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