Jennifer Garner giggles at Gervais

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 May 2009
Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner giggles at Gervais

Jennifer Garner found it impossible to shoot scenes for new film 'The Invention of Lying' because co-star Ricky Gervais kept making her laugh

Jennifer Garner refused to film scenes in front of Ricky Gervais for their new movie.

The 37-year-old actress found working with the British comic star, who wrote, directed and starred in 'The Invention of Lying', impossible because he kept bursting into laughter and ruining their scenes.

She explained: "Ricky is very specific about things, although the worst thing about him as a director is that if something is funny at all - and it was very improvisational - he breaks and laughs and ruins your take.

"I would say to him, 'It's your movie, but can you just leave? Maybe just go into another room?' But he knew exactly what he wanted."

Jennifer also revealed she dislikes working with her husband Ben Affleck - who she starred alongside in 2001's 'Pearl Harbor' and 2003's 'Daredevil', both of which before they began dating - and has vowed never to appear on screen with him again.

She said: "No, no, no. It doesn't work. It would just feel so incredibly weird. I couldn't do a scene with him for all the tea in China."

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