Jennifer Garner Thanks Kevin Kline For Broadway Break
She explains, "I auditioned with Kevin 12 years ago for a play at Lincoln Center... He has been kind enough to always remember me from that audition and that's part of how this role came about."
Garner turned down a blockbuster movie role to play Roxane opposite Kline after missing out on a Broadway debut in 1995 - when she was forced to turn down the chance to star in a play opposite Helen Mirren after being offered a TV mini-series role.
She said, "I understudied Kate Erbe in A Month In The Country on Broadway in 1995, and she was so great because she was gonna take a day off and give me my Broadway debut. But I got a mini-series and I had to take it because I was broke. I was totally broke and living on this woman's kitchen floor."
Garner insists she won't be as generous to her understudy: "My friend (actor) Victor Garber was telling me, 'You can't miss performances. It's tacky.'"
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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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