Jennifer Garner penned a thoughtful essay revealing how her career in Hollywood has changed now that she is 47.
The mother of three gets very candid about no longer being one of the "It" girls in the business, but along with that comes less stress.
“When you’re one of the 'hot girls' of the moment, you’re making choices that define you,” Garner writes in InStyle. “I was defined first by choosing to go on hiatus, and then I was very quickly defined by pregnancies and babies. Now my choices are defined by different things.”
And while she rose to fame on “Alias” and then starred in blockbusters like “Pearl Harbor” and “13 Going on 30,” she disclosed how the roles she now gets don’t have as much buzz but still have heart.
“I don’t have the offers coming at me that I had during that first [InStyle] cover [in 2004], but I know that what does come my way is because someone really wants to see me take a shot at a role,” Garner added.
In the last few years, the Emmy-nominated actress has starred in quirkier films like “Butter,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” and “Love Simon,” for which she has found a lot of self-satisfaction.
“They’re not big blockbusters or Oscar movies. But everyone who did see them, a combined total of 25 people, really loved them,” she continued. “That common thread makes me realize that I know myself. I am who I am.”
The pair finalized their divorce in October 2018 and agreed to joint legal and physical custody.