Jennifer Garner gets obnoxious

In Camping, Jennifer Garner plays the domineering Kathryn, while David Tennant (both left) plays her husband.
In Camping, Jennifer Garner plays the domineering Kathryn, while David Tennant (both left) plays her husband.PHOTO: HBO

After taking time off to raise her children, actress Jennifer Garner is ditching her sweet-mum persona to play a tightly wound woman in the HBO series, Camping

Jennifer Garner was not an obvious choice to star in Camping, a new dark comedy from Lena Dunham, 32, and Jenni Konner, 47, creators of the award-winning series, Girls (2012 to 2017).

This is because the actress - who has appeared in films such as Valentine's Day (2010) and Juno (2007) - had not done any television roles since her breakout spy drama, Alias (2001 to 2006), 12 years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2018, with the headline 'Jennifer Garner gets obnoxious'. Print Edition | Subscribe