Jennifer Garner delivered a speech at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event that highlighted the disparate experiences of men and women in the movie-making capital of the world.

Jennifer Garner on Women in Hollywood

Garner, 42, was among the women celebrated at Elle's Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills Monday night. When it was her turn to take the podium, she took the opportunity to offer some observations about the gender divide in the town in which both she and her husband Ben Affleck make their living.

"The fact that there even needs to be a Women in Hollywood event is a little bit sad," said Garner. "I mean, the men in Hollywood event is every day—it's called Hollywood. Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part."

Garner went on to provide an anecdote about a conversation she had with Affleck when they both came home from a day of work, which included movie junkets. For Garner, she didn't get through one four-minute interview without having to field a question about being a wife and mother, while Affleck was asked to comment on his Gone Girl co-star Emily Ratajkowski's breasts.


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"My husband and I do kind of the same job, a little bit. Not long ago we both had one of those magical days, we call it a junket, where we both attended these lovely events where people come in every four minutes, they ask the same questions over and over again, you know the drill. We got home at night and we compared notes. And I told him every single person who interviewed me, I mean every single one, and this is true of the red carpet here tonight Elle, asked me, ‘How do you balance work and family?'" Garner said. "And he said the only thing that people asked him repeatedly was about the tits on the "Blurred Lines" girl, which, for the record if we're talking about them, they are real and they are fabulous. Take a look and enjoy."

"As for work-life balance, he said that no one asked him about it that day," Garner continued. "As a matter-of-fact, no one had ever asked him about it. Not once. And we do share the same family. Isn’t it kind of time to change that conversation? For the record, he’s not on diaper duty tonight. He’s working."

Garner and Affleck married in 2005 and have since welcomed daughers Violet and Seraphina and son Samuel.

Both Garner and Affleck have continued to make movies as their family has grown. Garner can currently be seen in Men, Women & Children and family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and will next appear in Dan Fogelman's Danny Collins with Al Pacino and Michael Caine. Affleck, meanwhile, is currently on the big screen in Gone Girl and is filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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