Actress Jennifer Garner is all about having more women taking the helm on Hollywood projects, and she made her stance even more clear during a recent conference in Dana Point, California.
The 46-year-old made an appearance at the 2019 MAKERS conference where she interviewed the CEO of TIME’s UP, Lisa Borders. During the conversation, the topic of the 4 percent challenge came up, which focuses on having Hollywood work with more female directors, and the 13 Going on 30 star revealed that she’s already seeing that through.
“To me, I’ve done two films and shows with women driven by women and directed by women, and I said yes,” the Golden Globes winner said, according to Yahoo Lifestyle. “Is it challenge? I’m down, I’ve got that.” Ben Affleck‘s ex goes on to note that there’s a unique environment on film sets when a female is in the position of leader.
“Those sets are different,” the Alias alum explained. “The leader does, whoever’s leading the charge, it’s reflected in the crew and in the way that the ship is run and just the different kinds of conversations you have on set. You have to have a woman in charge.”
Jennifer is currently starring in the HBO series Camping, which has women directing episodes. She was also a part of female directed films Miracles From Heaven and A Happening of Monumental Proportions. The actress does say that while a lot of women are doing great in the industry, it is still dominated by mostly men. “There’s one woman on set and then probably a costumer, maybe a male makeup artist and maybe the script supervisor, if that. Really, this is a very male world,” she added.
The Daredevil costar knows all about working hard to make herself known in Hollywood, but she wants her kids, Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 6, to stay grounded and humble, and that’s why she makes sure to take them to her family farm in Oklahoma.
“I want them to learn that we don’t need all kinds of stuff to be happy, and this is the perfect way to teach them that,” she once told Heat magazine, according to the Daily Mail. She added, “[We’re] a lot like most families, I would imagine!”