JENNIFER GARNER URGED TO CONSIDER RETIREMENT IF SHE TURNED DOWN DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Jennifer Garner Signed Dallas Buyers Club To Avoid Retirement(Pic Credit: Facebook/JENNIFER GARNER)

Jennifer Garner signed on to star in the 2013 drama Dallas Buys Club to avoid the prospect of acting retirement.

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The Juno star admits she had been repeatedly rejecting job offers to return to the screen after taking a career break to raise her three children with her now ex-husband Ben Affleck, and it eventually led to an ultimatum from her then-agent, Patrick Whitesell, when he called in 2012 with the script for the Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey film.

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She recalled to The Hollywood Reporter: “He said, ‘This is going to be a call about one of two things: It’s going to be a call about you doing this little movie, or it’s going to be a call about you retiring.’

“And I knew I’d asked enough of my representatives, who’d been working their tails off for me and I had said no to everything and kept getting pregnant. But I was truly overwhelmed by a third kid.

“Ben was making Argo and I was just trying to keep the plates spinning. I also knew that I didn’t want to be done acting, so I said, ‘OK, I’ll do it.'” (MT/BAN/LOT)

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