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Post Ben Affleck split, Jennifer Garner gets ‘emotional’ for ‘Miracles from Heaven’

Jennifer Garner at Regal South Beach for the local premiere of ‘Miracles From Heaven’ March 14, 2016
Jennifer Garner at Regal South Beach for the local premiere of ‘Miracles From Heaven’ March 14, 2016

Jennifer Garner truly resembled an angel fallen to earth at the local premiere of her latest movie, Miracles from Heaven, at Regal South Beach Monday night.

 
 Posted by Christian Portilla on Monday, March 14, 2016

The 43-year-old, who split from husband Ben Affleck last year, stunned in a white dress, her hair stick straight.

Garner shot the faith based movie last summer after news broke that she and Affleck were ending their 10-year marriage. Pictures of her emerged crying on the set talking on her cellphone.

Click here to read a review of a play Garner did in Miami early in her career

Garner plays Christy Beam, a real life Texas mom whose daughter’s amazing recovery from a devastating health crisis amazed the medical community. The film, based on Beam’s book of the same name, is out Wednesday.

Garner said the challenge is greater when playing an actual person.

“In some ways it is because you care that much more,” she said, her ring finger noticeably naked. “That person is there, sitting on set. You don’t want them to be scratching their head going, ‘OK, she’s playing me but....’”

Asked if she believed in miracles, Garner said she did.

“Miracles are love. Love is family.”

The actress’ family has seen some changes since her split from the Batman v. Superman star.

The two Hollywood power players recently gave separate interviews — Garner to Vanity Fair, and Affleck to The New York Times. Garner was super open in the pieces, even addressing Nannygate. But her Oscar winning ex is cool with it all.

“She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with so she could say, ‘Look, I already talked about it — I don’t want to do it again,’” Affleck told the newspaper. “It’s fine. She’s allowed to talk about it.”

He added that they’re on “great terms.”

Miracles From Heaven seems as if it was cathartic for Garner and for her recovery from heartbreak.

“The movie was so emotional to do and so emotional for me to watch,” she admitted. “But there is a happy ending, so I was inspired. I found the movie to be very hopeful and encourages you to keep walking through things. I love every minute of it.”

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