Garner, McConaughey’s past loves: Lessons, not ghosts

The pair have had plenty of romps with romantic comedy, though few have caused them to reflect seriously on their past loves. There’s no escaping romantic history, however, with the Dickens-inspired Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, opening Friday. McConaughey stars as a heartless Casanova-type who gets his comeuppance when he is visited by spectral visions of his many flings. Garner is the long-ago love of his life, who may be about to find another soul mate.

These days, the actors are both in stable and well-known romances. Garner, who just turned 37, is married to Ben Affleck, her co-star from Daredevil, and they have two daughters, Violet, 3, and Seraphina, almost 5 months. McConaughey, 39, is with Brazilian model Camila Alves, who gave birth to his son, Levi, who turns 1 in July.

They’ve also had high-profile breakups. Garner used to date Alias co-star Michael Vartan and was previously married to Felicity co-star Scott Foley, while McConaughey began dating Penelope Cruz when they made Sahara and Sandra Bullock when they made A Time to Kill.

They don’t name names but do speak candidly about how past relationships have shaped them — and how love changes as you grow from a teenager to a parent. Continue reading “Garner, McConaughey’s past loves: Lessons, not ghosts”

Jen’s new interview

Jennifer Garner celebrated her 37th birthday on April 17th by sitting down for a full day of press for “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” which opens Friday. A BOSTON HERALD feature ran Tuesday.
Just before I went into the suite, a nanny came by with a stroller and the newest addition to the family, bright-eyed two months old Seraphina Rose who was sucking on a pacifier. Garner, in a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, is the opposite of what you might imagine as high maintenance, very poised and low key. Like her husband Ben Affleck she has a sly sense of humor. Here is more from the one on one sitdown at L.A.’s Luxe Hotel. Continue reading “Jen’s new interview”

Jen and Matthew talk ‘Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past’

Q: Do you feel a particular connection to Connor or is it because it’s such a well written role?

Matthew McConaughey: I probably have to go with the second one but it really was a well written role. You usually don’t get to start off with, or I don’t get to start off playing a lead male that has such an opinion one way that’s crass and brash and not pandering where you’re going, “oh don’t say that! He didn’t just say that. Wait, is he saying that here?” To then, go through the story, learn some lessons and come out the other side the next day and it’s a new man. A guy that has lost his way and then finds his way and still has a journey to get his brother’s love back and then look up and still have his childhood love there for a second chance. It was a long way to go and our ways to get there; we had great elements to the story that helps us go there. It’s this ghost who would scare the hell out of me. And it’s comedic. In one night, ghosts visiting you, can really move your floor and change you a hell of a lot better than one night sitting down or one year of sitting down and going through therapy or something.

Jennifer Garner: That’s something to think about! Continue reading “Jen and Matthew talk ‘Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past’”

Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey Interview

JG: Let’s talk about him [Matthew] before he comes.

Question: What can you tell us about him?
JG: It’s just embarrassing to talk about him when he’s here, so if you want to ask, do it now.

Question: How was it working with him?
JG: It was great. He’s like the nicest best guy, such a brilliant actor and I really, really liked him. I hope I get to work with him again!

Q:Was he that charming, as he was in the film?
JG: Yeah, he is, he really is [Mathew enters room now]…he really is a charming, smart, funny, nice guy who has a good sense of humor about himself. Good, I’m all done. I told them if you want me to talk about him, do it before he’s here.

Q:Jennifer, reflect on motherhood now with the second one at home?
JG: Same thing but crazier…no, everything is going really well, thank you very much. Everybody is happy, healthy and it feels like it’s only one more but it feels like three more…I don’t know if you any of you…yeah, okay, good – then you know what I mean. Continue reading “Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey Interview”

Jennifer talks ‘Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past’

There’s only one word to sum up life for Jennifer Garner right now – boring. At least that’s what she wants us to think.

Even with today being her 37th birthday, Jen is playing her own party pooper on her big day and with life in general.

The truth is that she doesn’t do parties or wild nights our or even breakdowns like other celebs because she’s quietly going about what she really loves – motherhood mixed with just a little Hollywood.

With three-year-old Violet and baby Seraphina, born just four months ago, Jen and husband Ben Affleck have found the kind of happiness denied to so many famous couples. The couple first met as friends on the set of Peal Harbour ten years ago but didn’t become more than that until teaming up in their skintight jumpsuits for comic book movie Daredevil in 2003. At the time Affleck was living the popstar life with another Jennifer – Lopez. Now he and Garner have clearly found their place with each other and their young family.

Jen is making what has become one of her rare returns to Hollywood over the past few years with romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Continue reading “Jennifer talks ‘Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past’”