Jennifer Garner struggles with boundaries due to her 'nice' personae

‘I’m not good at being fake’: Jennifer Garner slips into a racy cut-out dress for edgy Allure shoot as she shares struggles with maintaining boundaries due to her ‘nice’ persona

Jennifer Garner showed off an edgy new look as she posed for a stunning new shoot in Allure Magazine’s May Issue.

The actress, 51, looked worlds away from her usual appearance by sporting an auburn red waved bob and a daring black cut-out dress while posing for the publication. 

In an interview to accompany the shoot, Jennifer candidly revealed she struggles to maintain boundaries because she is always perceived as ‘nice.’

She confessed that she cannot maintain a falsely positive appearance on days when she has ‘blackness in her soul.’

Jennifer said: ‘The problem with, ”Oh, she’s so nice” is that when I have any kind of boundary, people think of it as much more than it actually is. 

Insight: Jennifer Garner, 51, slipped into a racy black cut-out dress for a stunning Allure shoot, as she shared her struggles with maintaining boundaries

‘The problem is being recognised on a day where I’m not so nice or when I have blackness in my soul. 

‘I’ve definitely had days where I just can’t do it. I scowl at people before they can walk up to me. I’m not perfect, and I don’t think I’m rude, but I’m not good at being fake. I’m an open book of a person.’

Another image from the shoot saw Jennifer don an eye-catching blonde bowl cut wig and a bright yellow trench coat.

The look was a far from her typically glossy appearance, with Jennifer also chatting with the publication to promote her Apple TV+ thriller The Last Thing He Told Me.

Jennifer also offered insight into her journey through motherhood. She shares children Violet Anne, 17, Seraphina Rose, 13, and Samuel, 10, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck.

She said: ‘Your kids will really figure out who they are and what they are when they’re older, and most likely they will hew toward lovely. 

‘I have a lot of faith in my kids.I don’t love every behavior all the time, always. It’s gnarly growing up. We didn’t have the eyes on us that our kids have. 

‘I was such a first-time mom. My eldest daughter didn’t have a shot. She couldn’t have a free thought – I was all over her. I was a nightmare for everyone around me.’

Gorgeous! Another image from the shoot saw the actress don an eye-catching blonde bowl cut wig and a bright yellow trench coat

Dramatically different! The look was a far from her usual appearance, with Jennifer promoting her Apple TV+ thriller The Last Thing He Told Me (pictured last month)

The first two episodes of Jennifer’s new AppleTV+ series were released last month, and she stopped by Drew Barrymore’s talk show on her 51st birthday to promote her latest project.

The Never Been Kissed star greeted the birthday girl with a multi-colored balloons covering the set.

During the interview, the Yes Day actress told Drew that it was her portrayal of Dylan Sanders in Charlie’s Angels that inspired her performance as Sydney Bristow on Alias.

It’s out! Read the full interview in the May issue of Allure Magazine, available now

‘You had shown me a new way. You had shown me something that I was like, “Wait that’s possible? Get me in there, I want to do that.” So fun,’ she said of the role she played from 2001 to 2005.

Garner then spoke about how hard the schedule of the action drama series was.

She recalled: ‘Twenty-two episodes a year of every single lunch break I had somebody waiting for me to teach me a fight, teach me a language, to have a fitting…it was just so taxing, and it was also just heaven to do.’

Barrymore then changed the subject of conversation to the feature 13 Going on 30, stating: ‘This movie means so much to me and my daughters, it meant so much to me when it came out and it means so much to us now.’

Garner then expressed that she previously had conversations with past castmates regarding the enduring quality of the movie.

‘I just knew that, we’ve talked about… how it kind of grows, because I think the kids who were thirteen when it came out are now thirty and god bless them,’ she said.

Read the full interview in the May issue of Allure Magazine, available now.

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