Jennifer Garner is dishing on her kiss with actress Natassia Malthe in 2005’s superhero movie “Elektra”.
“It was a great kiss. I was like, ‘Oh, I get it. Women are softer. No wonder women kiss women,’” Garner recently told Pride Source.
Unfortunately for the lead actress, however, her co-star Malthe “at the time had bronchitis, and I remember I was in the middle of a really intense production cycle. So that’s my personal memory of it.”
And of course, what is a girl-on-girl kissing scene in the mid-2000s without an obscene and unnecessary number of men sneaking a peek. “Besides that, it was very fun and every man from the studio who I’d never met or heard from or seen before showed up on set to watch that day,” dished Garner.
“The gay men, the straight men – they just all suddenly were like, ‘Yeah, we just came for a set visit in the middle of nowhere, in British Columbia,'” she recalled.
Speaking of same-sex encounters, Garner also shared her support for struggling LGBTQ teens. “That is one of the things that I hope kids take away from this movie,” she said of “Love, Simon”.
“Don’t let yourself be so isolated with whatever it is you’re scared about,” said Garner. “Find some way to reach out, whether it’s to somebody online, whether it’s one friend you feel like you can trust; hopefully it’ll be your parents and you can lean on them.”
“But you are not alone,” she continued. “Find someone who helps you feel anything but alone, because in our own minds, especially when you’re a teenager, you can build panic in your mind and you can build sadness and you can build really scary, scary things, and you don’t have to.”
Concluding, “There is someone out there who wants to talk to you about what you’re going through, if it is that you’re going through something… You can find someone to help you.”