Taking to Instagram in a video, Garner documented her experience at a Los Angeles movie theatre – but she struggled to sit back and relax — by admitting she was worried the audience would “hate the movie” and perhaps believe the 47-year-old star was “obsessed” with herself.
“I’ve never done this before and now I know why,” Garner said in the footage. “Hi. I’m in a movie theatre and I have a movie out and I have to be here with my fans.”
"I’m afraid people are gonna hate the movie and take pity on me, see me and think I’m just obsessed with myself. Nonetheless, I have tickets,” she revealed as she hid her face in her jumper.
She made her way through the theatre with embarrassment and voiced, “Is it over?” before running into a dark corner. Regardless, it appears Jen doesn't need to stress as an avid fan went up to the actress told her Peppermint was “amazing”.
“The studio encouraged me to go to the theatre and see #PEPPERMINTmovie with an audience — maybe they thought I would conduct exit polls? But I learned something about myself on this experiment — I am a chicken,” the star jokingly said.
“Thank you to everyone who spent their weekend and their hard-earned money with #RileyNorth and me. If you go this week — you never know — I may be lurking behind a curtain at a theatre near you,” she teased.
In Peppermint, Garner plays the role of Riley North, a mother-turned-assassin who is on a mission to seek justice after a drug cartel killed her husband and daughter. It hits Australian cinemas on November 15.