Save the Children.” data-reactid=”24″>On Tuesday afternoon, the actress sat down, over web chat, with Dr. Jill Biden for a discussion broadcast on Instagram Live. Though Garner admitted that fans may groan when celebrities endorse candidates, she noted that she personally knows the Bidens and considers the aspiring first lady a friend, having worked together through Save the Children.
After a slightly awkward delay — “You know what’s great? Politics!” Garner quipped before launching into a rendition of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” — the longtime educator hopped on the call from North Carolina. She’d been held up, she explained, because the glass of her teleprompter screen for a speech she’d given had smashed, necessitating a hasty clean-up.
The star also spoke of her own kids, whom she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck, and the inspiration and optimism she gets from younger generations. Though son Samuel is just 8, Garner said 11-year-old daughter Seraphina is “on it” in terms of taking on climate change and other pressing issues. And when she talks to 14-year-old daughter Violet, she shared, she feels “the world will be OK.”
“We just need calm, steadiness, a path forward,” agreed Biden, saying that Americans could “feel hope again” after the election.