What do clogging and playing the saxophone have in common? They’re both among Jennifer Garner’s slew of hidden talents.
And those aren’t the only secret skills the actress and mom of three has up her sleeve.
“Besides saxophone? Besides playing spoons? Besides clogging?” Garner responded when pressed about her hidden talents at the N.Y.C. premiere of her new film, Danny Collins, on Wednesday. “My cup runneth over with hidden talents,” the 43-year-old promised.
“Anything hillbilly I can do,” she offered.
You won’t see her doing any of those things, though, in Danny Collins, about a washed-up pop star (Al Pacino) looking for a second chance from the son he abandoned (Bobby Cannavale). Garner plays Pacino’s daughter-in-law, alongside 6-year-old Giselle Eisenberg, who stars as her and Cannavale’s daughter.
While Garner was thrilled to be working with a legend like Pacino, he wasn’t the only one she was taking notes from.
“I learned a ton from Giselle Eisenberg, who played my daughter, as well,” Garner told reporters.
And apparently, Eisenberg and Pacino really hit it off on set.
“The two of them would improvise with each other at the end of a scene and just go on and on and on because she wasn’t afraid,” Garner recalled. “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.”