Jennifer Garner hasn’t attended the Met Gala since 2007 because it’s ‘scary’

This past weekend, I watched Jennifer Garner’s new holiday movie, Family Switch. I thought it was cute and laughed at a lot of the scenes that Ed Helms was in. Was it kinda dumb? Sure, but I always love a good Freaky Friday switcheroo. I even liked the boring 2020 Vince Vaughn slasher flick, Freaky. I didn’t find it scary at all, so it was a win/win for me. Speaking of scary, something that Jen Garner finds scary is the Met Gala. In a recent video for Vogue’s “Beauty Secrets” series, Garner shared some of her favorite beauty products and explained why she’s only been to the gala once, back in 2007. That one frightening experience was enough for her.

No more Met Galas for Jennifer Garner. The actress explained in Vogue’s “Beauty Secrets” series why she has only attended the annual event “exactly one time” in 2007.

“I found it a little scary, so I haven’t been back,” the “13 Going on 30” star admitted while applying makeup in the candid video Monday.

However, she clarified that had a great experience at the “Poiret: King of Fashion”-themed evening in a “magical red Valentino gown” as the designer’s date.

“That was really, like, majestic and special,” Garner, 51, recalled.

Garner isn’t the only celeb who has sworn off the annual Anna Wintour-helmed event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Lovato, Amy Schumer and more have all said the A-list event “sucked” in various ways.

The Golden Globe winner previously reflected on the night out in a 2018 Instagram post highlighting her strapless, floor-length dress and up-do.

“You will never appreciate using the bathroom alone until you’ve been sewn into a dress,” Garner captioned the throwback red carpet photo.

“#TrueFriendsHelpYouPee,” she concluded, tagging producer Nicole King Solaka in the social media upload.

[From Page Six]

I didn’t realize how many celebrities were against going to the Met Gala! I can understand why people would consider it to be a scary or intimidating experience. There’s a lot of rules, pressure to dress within the theme, and opinions about whatever outfit that you end up wearing/having to wear. It’s really fun for us to pick through the good and especially the bad fashion, but probably not a lot of fun for most of them. And socially, a lot of stars have talked about how awkward it is or how it’s like a cool kids club and they were lonely not having anyone to talk to. It sounds like for so many attendees, the night is basically, “Fashion, but make unfun.” Jennifer’s red Valentino dress from 2007, however, was stunning. I’m a sucker for that color red, though. Also, she is correct. When you’re stuck in a fancy dress that requires a lot of effort to put on and take off, true friends do help you pee.

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