10/09/2014 05:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jennifer Garner Proves Ben Affleck Is A Feminist

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Jennifer Garner is certainly a busy actress: The 42-year-old is currently promoting "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," just one of the four films she's wrapped in 2014. But according to a recent interview with Elle Magazine, it's Garner's husband, Ben Affleck, who especially encourages her to act.

As cover star of Elle Magazine's Women In Hollywood Issue, Garner opened up to the magazine about how her career goals changed after having children, and how her husband's support motivates her:

My ambition shifted when I had kids in a way that I didn't anticipate. I became more ambitious for my life as a whole, and for that kind of health and happiness of the overall family unit. And that very much includes my husband and very much includes me. My husband is always the one saying to me, 'You have to work, you have to work. This is part of who you are. We'll figure it out.' That's powerful, when your partner has that serious mantra.

The couple's support for each others' careers is clearly mutual. Garner recently told MTV News about her excitement for Affleck's upcoming role in "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice," and even joked around about his full-frontal scene in "Gone Girl" on an episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Wednesday.

Brimming with inspiring words, Garner also told Elle of the best advice she'd ever received, courtesy of her mother:

"It's recycled from Ma Ingalls from 'Little House on the Prairie' -- something my mom quoted," Garner told the magazine. "'Happiness is your own responsibility. Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.'"

Garner, along with Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Tina Fey, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zoe Saldana, is honored in the November issue of Elle -- on newsstands and available as a digital edition on Oct. 21.




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