Jennifer Garner made a virtual appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s at-home taping of The Tonight Show on Thursday night and told the host that she was frustrated with her parents, William and Patricia, for refusing to stay home during the coronavirus epidemic.
“The hard thing are teens and early 20s people and my parents,” Garner said. “My parents are the hard ones. I’m like, ‘Dad, mom, the world is shut down to keep you safe.’ And they’re like, ‘We think we’re going to go to Sam’s Warehouse.’ Stay home, you have to stay home!”
“MY PARENTS ARE THE HARD ONES. I’M LIKE, ‘DAD, MOM, THE WORLD IS SHUT DOWN TO KEEP YOU SAFE.’ AND THEY’RE LIKE, ‘WE THINK WE’RE GOING TO GO TO SAM’S WAREHOUSE.’ STAY HOME, YOU HAVE TO STAY HOME!”
Garner’s comments echo similar frustrations expressed anecdotally by largely members of the millenial and Gen X generations that Gen Z and baby boobers were disproportionally ignoring the warnings and putting themselves at risk.
However, Garner said that her children, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8 have handled the quarantine well. She explained, “I think I have the perfect age kids for this because they’re big enough to understand and to have the conversations. ‘Like, we’re built for challenge, we can do this, we’re a tough team. Let’s learn about a vacuum cleaner.’ But they’re not so big that they’re just like, ‘Well I don’t care. I’m going to go.’'”