Jennifer Garner: 'Parenting is going to suck'
Jennifer Garner gave parenting advice to chat show host Seth Meyers ahead of the birth of his first child.
The comedian and wife Alexi Ashe announced last November (15) they were to become parents, and mother of three Jennifer used her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers to reassure the host about fatherhood.
Her advice was not to worry about every bit of information found in parenting books or worry about every detail of guidance given by friends, as all parents find looking after a new baby a struggle.
"It's not up to you dude," she said. "It doesn't matter, let it go, don't worry about it. You're going to struggle, it's going to suck, just like for everyone else. Just know in your head, 'This is all going to go to hell in a hand basket.'"
Jennifer speaks from experience, she had first child, Violet, ten, with estranged husband Ben Affleck, in 2005. Jennifer had two more children Seraphina, seven, and Sam, four, with the Argo star before they split in June last year (15).
Despite their break-up, the couple have remained friends and last month (Feb16) joined forces as a superhero team to make their son Sam's fourth birthday extra special, with Jennifer dressed as a ninja, like her character in the 2005 film Elektra, and Ben as Batman from his new movie.
As well as discussing what it was like to be a parent, Jennifer also recalled her time playing saxophone in her high school's marching band.
"You go to band camp, you stand in the sun and you practice marching," she said. "Everyone has to have the same steady level of gait and it's not easy, " she shared. However Jennifer revealed that she no longer had the instrument, which she'd named Sally the Sexy Saxophone as it had been lost many years ago.
The actress' latest role will see her play the mother of a young child unable to eat due to an intestinal disorder in new movie Miracles from Heaven, was released on Wednesday (16Mar16) in the U.S. The film hits U.K. cinemas in June (16).
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