In her interview, she drastically changes her views on motherhood. Only during the promotional trail for her previous film was she condescending ALL women, speaking for them, declaring “there’s no deeper want” for a woman than to be a mother. She annoyed a lot of people with that one. What an obnoxious, incorrect, blanket statement. She seems to have learned from the backlash to that idiocy and she’s speaking for herself in this interview.
Garner finally admits motherhood’s not all roses; sometimes it’s hard too. Moreover, Garner admits losing her identity, opting to lose herself in motherhood.
On her old work schedule: “I’m not as myopic as I used to be,” Garner tells InStyle January 2012. “During those Alias years I worked 362 days a year. It was great, but I wouldn’t trade my life now for anything.”
On being a producer: “Being a producer has helped me find the part of myself that has a voice. I’m not just the good girl who’s handed a script.”
On the secret to her seven-year marriage to Ben Affleck: “We both know we couldn’t do what we do without each other. Ben always says, ‘If you love it, we can make it happen.’”
On supporting each other: “I don’t know how or why it works as well as it does,” Garner says of her relationship. “Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it’s not taken for granted,” she adds.
On being given diamonds randomly, and diamond push presents: “He knows when to swoop in with the gesture. He’s sweet that way,” Garner says.
On tricking her babies with food, like when Gisele Bundchen told her son broccoli was desert: “My kids had never seen Doritos before. They would say, ‘Mom, where did you get that orange chip? I really want that.’”
On having a difficult first trimester, complete with nausea, exhaustion and junk-food cravings: “I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies,” says Garner. “But I just gain weight. I’m trying really hard to be mindful, but when I’m making the kids mac and cheese, I want it badly.”
On losing her identity as a mother: “I identified with her loss of identity,” she says of her character in Butter. “You identify with your career then become a mom and put everything you have into the happiness of those kids. And though I wouldn’t change it for anything, you lose part of yourself.” - via InStyle Magazine.