Like most moms, Jennifer Garner doesn’t have all the answers.
E! News’ Jesse Giddings sat down with the actress Friday at the Toronto Film Festival junket for her new film, Men, Women & Children. Based upon the novel of the same name by Chad Kultgen, the movie examines the sexual frustrations that both teens and adults experience in today’s technological world.
In real life, Garner, 42, and Ben Affleck, 42, are parents to daughters Violet Affleck, 8, Seraphina Affleck, 5, and son Samuel Affleck, 2. How do they know when to let their kids start using technology?
“It’s all such a constant conversation, isn’t it?” Garner marveled. “I think we’re all as a society figuring out what’s appropriate. I mean, we can’t keep in front of what our kids are learning or seeing or using, technology-wise. It’s happening before we can even…We’re all running to catch up, us stupid grown-ups! Thank goodness my kids are little enough that they’re far from having phones or iPads or anything.”
Giddings noted that it was much different when he was growing up, and Garner agreed with that notion. “Maybe you got your hands on a Playboy at some point and you were like, ‘Wow!'” the actress joked.
But back to Affleck!
The actor beefed up for his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has been shooting in the Detroit area all summer. Anna Faris recently said she preferred Chris Pratt before he gained muscle for Guardians of the Galaxy, but Garner said she has no preference when it comes to her hubby’s physique.
“He was in crazy shape for The Town,” she said, referring to the film Affleck co-wrote and directed. “I’ve seen him kind of in every different variation, so I’ll take him however I can get him! But as long as this is the guy I’m married to, I’m kind of like, ‘Wow! That’s crazy!’ He looks insane. He’s worked really hard.”
“If he happened to go back to being a normal human, I’d be fine with that, too,” she added.
Men, Women & Children is in limited release Oct. 3 and opens nationwide Oct. 17.