Jennifer Garner is undoubtedly America’s sweetheart, and her Instagram account proves what a genuinely lovely person she really is. Her most recent post, however, showed us a different side of Jennifer — specifically the side that totally fangirls out over one of her favourite stars.
Garner received a surprise phone call from none other than Julie Andrews, and she decided to treat us with her reaction … er, reactions. Because when you get a call from someone you absolutely love, it’s a roller coaster of emotions, and Jennifer went on quite the ride. Her collage of 12 photos make it hard not to experience the giddiness right along with her. Bless this woman.
Garner revealed in her caption that it was Katie Couric who asked Andrews to make that day-making (life-making?) phone call. “It was a surprise,” she wrote. “I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn this, but I love her.” The 13 Going on 30 star then gave a shoutout to both women and plugged Andrews’ appearance on Couric’s podcast, Next Question with Katie Couric. She concluded her post in classic Garner form: “Happy Thanksgiving to all of us.”
The reaction to her post has been predictably awesome. Kimberly Williams Paisley and Abigail Spencer summed it up nicely; Paisley wrote, “This is so great!!!” with three cry-laughing emojis, while the Timeless star called it “incredible.” Garner’s other hero and now bestie, Ina Garten, added: “Isn’t she wonderful?!!! (Katie too!) Happy Thanksgiving!” Yes, Ina, Julie’s wonderful and Katie’s wonderful but so is Jen. And don’t you forget it.
Garner’s reply to Kristen Chenoweth’s “My fav” comment was almost as good as the post itself; “Oh geez Louise, you probably know her,” she wrote. “You’re probably making a turkey for her tomorrow.” Ha!
Imagine the reaction if Jennifer and Julie met in person. Would Jen would show Dame Julie her video from last month where she attended a Sound of Music sing-along with her daughter?
Seems like an appropriate reaction.