Film 'snob' Jennifer Garner

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 May 2009
Jennifer Garner

Film 'snob' Jennifer Garner

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."

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