Film 'snob' Jennifer Garner
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 May 2009
Jennifer Garner used to want to be a theatre actress and never contemplated starring in movies
Jennifer Garner used to be a film "snob".
The 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' actress studied for a drama degree at Denison University, Ohio, but admits she was previously only interested in a career in theatre.
She explained: "I certainly never expected to be in front of a camera one day of my life. Even when I was studying acting, I wouldn't even go into the film department of my school. I was only about the stage. I didn't even consider film or TV. I was a total snob.
"Then when I moved to New York and was trying to get a job on stage, and was broke and got offered a TV movie, I was like, 'Hot dog, put me in front of that camera!' "
The 37-year-old actress revealed her family were initially shocked by her decision to become an actress.
Jennifer, whose father is a chemical engineer and mother an English teacher, originally started out studying chemistry at university.
She said: "I just realised that I liked drama more than science."