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Jennifer Garner's hidden talents

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Jennifer Garner's hidden talents

Jennifer Garner has a lot of "hillbilly" talents.

The 'Danny Collins' star - who has children Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three, with husband Ben Affleck - is an accomplished actress but also boasts a number of other skills, including playing saxophone and the spoons, and clogging, a type of folk dancing.

Asked her hidden talents, she said: "Besides saxophone? Besides playing spoons? Besides clogging? My cup runneth over with hidden talents.

"Anything hillbilly I can do."

The 43-year-old actress plays the mother to six-year-old Giselle Eisenberg's character in 'Danny Collins' and learned a lot from the youngster, including not to be intimidated by their legendary co-star Al Pacino.

Speaking at the movie's New York Premiere, Jennifer said: "I learned a ton from Giselle Eisenberg, who played my daughter.

"[She and Pacino] would improvise with each other at the end of a scene and just go on and on and on because she wasn't afraid.

"And so that was just such a great reminder that just because he's Al Pacino, he's not being intimidating - he's being loving. So don't be afraid of him."

Jennifer recently revealed one of her daughters pretended to be a mermaid because she was jealous of having a new sibling.

She said: "We had one who wanted to still be the baby, but she never wanted to say, 'I want to still be the baby'.

"She wanted to be carried everywhere. What she was telling us was that she was a mermaid. She had a tail and she had flippers and she needed to be carried everywhere, and we bought it.

"Suddenly I'm lugging this huge kid around and I saw her smiling to herself, smirking... We would get to a staircase and she'd say, 'Oh my tail, what with my flippers, I can't make it up that staircase.' "