In “Peppermint,” Garner plays a mother seeking justice after her husband and daughter are killed by drug cartel members.
Jennifer Garner seemed to be ashamed to go to watch her own film.
Garner documented her time in Los Angeles movie theatre, where they attended a screening of her new film “Peppermint” as a regular viewer. But she barely enjoyed herself — she admitted she was afraid that the public would “hate the film” and that she “obsessed” with herself.
“I’ve never done this before, and now I know why,” Garner said in a video posted on Instagram on Monday. “Hi. I am in a cinema and I have a film out and I have here with my fans.”
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“I’m afraid that people are going to hate the movie and have compassion with me, see me and think I’m just obsessed with myself. Still, I have tickets,” she added, before hiding her face in her sweater.
The actress walked through the theatre with embarrassment and whispered: “Is it?” before you in a dark corner. Despite her worries, a fan approached Garner and said, “Peppermint” was “great.”
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In the caption, Garner said the experience she realized that she was a “chicken.”
Jennifer Garner admitted she was afraid that people would not have of her new film, ” Peppermint.”
“The studio has encouraged me to go to the theater and see #PEPPERMINTmovie with a public — maybe they thought that I would conduct exit polls? But I’ve learned something about myself on this experiment — I’m a chicken,” the actress said. “Thank you to everyone who spent their weekend and their hard earned money with #RileyNorth and me. If you go this week — you never know — I may be lurking behind a curtain in a theatre near you.”
In “Peppermint,” Garner plays Riley North, a mother-turned-assassin seeking justice after a drug cartel killed her husband and daughter.
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