Jennifer Garner is fully embracing the power of "yes" in her upcoming Netflix film.
The 48-year-old actress will be producing and starring in Netflix's new family comedy, Yes Day, which follows two parents who decide to say "yes" to all of their children's requests for a day. Garner will play Allison Torres, a former thrill-seeker who becomes the strictest mom, while Édgar Ramírez will play her husband.
In her interview with Entertainment Weekly, Garner revealed that the idea for the film was sparked after she read Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book of the same name. In fact, it turns out that she and her character quite have a bit in common, since the book inspired her to periodically say "yes" to her own children (Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12 and Samuel, 8).
She revealed, "All of this started because I've done 'yes days' with my kids since my middle daughter was young. She loved that book so much! One day, she asked me if we could have a yes day and that it's all she wanted for Christmas and I agreed. It was before the trend really caught on. We started the tradition about eight or nine years ago and we've been doing them ever since."
She added, "No matter what we do during our yes days, we always end it in a tent in our backyard playing a game of Chickenfoot, which we learned from Sarah Jessica Parker. That's a tradition you'll also see in the film."
Yes Day is directed by Miguel Arteta, and cast members include Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro and Molly Simswill. An official trailer has yet to be released, but we do know that the comedy is set to premiere March 12.
We'll be patiently awaiting more details!
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