The word wholesome comes to mind when I think of Jennifer Garner and looks like that just might be the case. The 37-year-old actress admits she will tell a tiny fib if it saves someone’s feelings but she won’t ever swear. Guess she doesn’t have to worry about letting something slip around her girls!
Garner said, “I am a horrible liar. I can’t do it. Even if I have your birthday present and your birthday is not until November, and I get a present, I have to tell you. I can’t lie and say I don’t have it. I can keep a secret if you need me to, but otherwise, it doesn’t work out.”
Jen admits it’s OK to tell a little white lie in certain situations. “If you save somebody’s feelings for it; to smooth a transition of saying hello to someone you don’t need to stop and have an entire conversation with – if someone says ‘how are you?,’ I think it’s perfectly acceptable to say ‘fine’ if you’re not, if you don’t know them well; and to let little kids feel more important than they are by letting them win at a game.”
Jennifer’s Invention of Lying costar Ricky Gervais says she’s as innocent in real life as she seems on-screen.
“Real life and her public image are one in the same. She’s wholesome. She doesn’t swear. She says things like ‘darn it’ and ‘dang it.’ I asked her her favorite swear word, and she said ‘crap.’ I said ‘that’s not a swear word.'”
Jen came back with, “You’re full of bolgona.”
Ricky said, “Now that’s really rude for her. She’s going to feel bad about that for a little while. She swore — with bologna. The only person more shocking doing that line would be Martha Stewart.”
I guess Jen doesn’t have a swear jar that she has to put money in every time she cusses and that her girls get at the end of the week. I don’t either but I do know friends who do that – they’re kids are sorta rich.