Jennifer Garner Threw “A Wedding For Myself” to Celebrate 50th Birthday

Jennifer Garner recently threw herself an uncharacteristically big party for her fiftieth birthday.

The Alias alum told Town and Country Wednesday (October 26th), “I basically had a wedding for myself, I was so shocked that I was doing it.”

But it wasn’t all fun and games. The actress also asked her guests to fill 5,000 backpacks each with enough food to feed a family of four for a program called Blessings in a Backpack.

The actress also talks about being labeled as “nice” saying, “I have no reason not to be nice. My life is lovely.” But, she adds, “I’m not always just nice. I can also be salty, and I can be taciturn, or I can be really serious about what I want to get done. It’s not that I feel I’m underestimated in that way—I’m not afraid to stand up for myself and say, ‘Just so you know, this isn’t going to fly with me.’ When that happens, I don’t want you to be shocked that I’m a real person.”