Jennifer Garner jokes that she hopes someday to play a ghost in a stage version of "Fiddler on the Roof." (Photo credit: CC BY/Karon Liu via Flickr.com)
Call us crazy, but there’s nothing about Jennifer Garner — at least in our eyes — that screams “shtetl.” (Could an Old World yiddishe mama inspire a montage like this?)
Nevertheless, the former “Alias” star apparently dreams of Eastern Europe, and specifically the fictional Jewish village of Anatevka, the setting for “Fiddler on the Roof.” The actress tells New York Magazine that she’d someday like to appear onstage — even if she’s so old, it’s only to play a Jewish ghost.
Talking about her theatrical ambitions, the actress explains that her greatest desire is to do theater, but that having kids — Garner and her husband, Ben Affleck, have three — doesn’t leave enough time. But the actress sounds confident she’ll eventually get her chance, telling the magazine, “When I can work and can give myself to something like that again, it will be available. You just have to have a little faith — even if I’m playing Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof! She’s like this super-old ghost, so even if I have to wait that long, I’ll do it.”
Garner, who’s 40, still has a ways to go before she reaches Fruma Sarah territory. But she’s a consistent pleasure, even in her lesser roles, and we have no doubt she’ll be worth the wait.