N.O. : The couple in The Odd Life of Timothy Green is dealing with infertility issues. Do you hope that the movie brings attention to infertility and adoption?
J.G. : I do love that the movie is so positive about adoption and has something to say about how a child can come into your life in so many ways. Once they're yours, they're yours, and you never look back. I think that this is a very important message to have out there, and it's important to recognize what struggles women have. I have several friends who are going through, or have gone through, incredible issues trying to have a child. That's a story that deserves to be told, and these women need to be hugged because that's heartbreak right there.
I love Jennifer Garner. No, really, I do. Yes, she is a fertile (3 kids!!) playing an infertile. But she's so good at it. I don't think I could have picked anyone else to play this role. I haven't seen this movie yet, but in Juno I think she really portrayed the emotions us women dealing with infertility feel.
Within the first ten seconds of the trailer for The Odd Life of Timothy Green I was in tears. It starts off with them sitting in the (what I imagine to be an RE's office) and the doctor is telling them that they have tried everything medically to help them. And still no baby. That look on their faces of shock, sadness, is this really the end of the road??? And then they show the couple writing down on scraps of paper what they would want for their "dream child" and it's so touching and a bit sad in a way...
I can't wait to see the movie. I should probably pack