Last week was pretty freakin’ good for The Mommyologist. We finally had some super-warm weather in Connecticut and I squeezed in a little pool time with my son. I also scored some really great deals at Old Navy and got some totally Mom Sexy skirts for summer. And lastly, I got the chance to sit down and interview celeb mom Jennifer Garner after she kicked off the Frigidaire Kids Cooking Academy Summer Session at Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY.
Jennifer Garner and the kids
I went out to Stone Barns on behalf of Babble.com. I have been a for almost a year now…and though I’ve done some great celeb interviews over the phone, this was my first real life in-person gig. And it was AWESOME. I totally dug every single second, and believe it or not, I really wasn’t all that nervous.
Well…at least I wasn’t all that nervous until they told me I’d be interviewing Jennifer Garner directly after CNN got done with her. Are you freakin’ kidding me? CNN?
I wasn’t sure how I was going to follow an act like that, but once I got in the room, I was ready to put my game face on and take on the interview like an old pro.
I was introduced to Jennifer, who gave me her famous smile, put out her hand for me to shake, and then we hopped into our director’s chairs so the interview could be taped. And then she thanked ME for coming out to talk to her that day. Um…for real??
The Mommyologist meets Jennifer Garner
In case there was any doubt in your mind about just how down to earth Jen really is, I have the perfect example which proves that she may be an A-lister in Hollywood, but she’s really just a mom like the rest of us.
Right before the interview started, Mr. Video Camera Man looked at me and said something along the lines of, “We don’t have an extra mic for you. Do you need us to tape the audio of you asking the questions, or do you just want Jennifer to answer them?”
And then there were CRICKETS people. CRICKETS!!!!
I looked at Jennifer Garner (JENNIFER FREAKIN’ GARNER) with this blank stare on my face and said:
“Why am I not getting this??”
She smiled and kind of laughed and explained that she would incorporate my questions into her answers, and then Mr. Video Camera Man would place slides into the edited video of my questions before she answered them.
After she translated Mr. Video Camera Man’s words into non-tech-geek-mom-friendly language, I totally got what was about to happen, and proceeded with the interview.
To hear more about the Frigidaire Kids Cooking Academy program, you can watch my interview with Jen in the video below…and if you look really closely at the double oven behind her, you can kind of see my reflection. Oh yeah…and you’ll hear my Mom Sexy voice laughing a couple times towards the end of the video.
I’d like to personally thank Jennifer Garner for talking to me like a normal mom friend would…and saving my ass from complete and total embarrassment.
I think I may be her new biggest fan.
*The PR firm sent me that first photo…so I’m assuming they won’t sue my ass for using it.