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"Elektra," a spinoff of 2003's "Daredevil" movie, finds the deadly assassin (Jennifer Garner) hired by the Order of the Hand to kill a widower (Goran Visnjic) who must pay for the sins of his grandfather. But once Elektra meets the widower's young daughter (Kirsten Prout), she has a change of heart and defends the pair from the Order's ninjas.

Garner, joined by "TRL" co-host Damien, recently conducted a Q&A session with an audience following a screening of "Elektra" for MTV's "Never Before Scene," taking questions on topics ranging from stunt work to wardrobe malfunctions.


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Damien: I was kind of hoping you would show up in that red outfit you've got. What do your parents think of that?

Jennifer: I think they've just given up on me in general. I'm pretty much the black sheep; at this point they just turn the other way.

Damien: I know our audience has some questions for you, so let's take our first question from the audience members right here, and her name is Shauna.

Shauna: How has Elektra changed since we last saw her in "Daredevil," and how does she change through the course of this movie?

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 Training Jennifer Garner for "Elektra"
"I was fighting blind against five guys, but I was so rehearsed that ... they could blindfold me, they could hang me upside down, and I can do that fight."
— Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer: Ooh, that's a good question. Well, she was dead last time we saw her, so there's that. Then she's brought back to life, and when she's brought back to life she no longer has Daredevil and her father has been killed, and so she was kind of a dark chick before, but now she's bad dark. She has ice around her heart. There's nothing warm and fuzzy about this person at all, and the way she keeps herself isolated from humans is by killing for money, and the way that she kills for money is by keeping herself isolated from humans. So she can go along like this for a while. But then eventually in the movie she meets this young girl and her father and she's actually sent to kill them. And she can't do it. There's something real in her that she forgot about, and so she teams up with the young girl and her father to save them from the bad force that's gonna get them. And it changes her personality slowly but surely.

Damien: All right. Someone did a little character study. Let's go to Joseph, who has a question. Joseph, what's up?

Joseph: You're usually associated with more good-girl roles. Elektra's more morally conflicted. What did you enjoy about playing a darker character?

Jennifer: The whole point of being an actor is that you get to play everything. It's like you can't decide what you want to be when you grow up, so you're just somebody who's everything. I never anticipated being a killer, but, you know, hey, why not? I like it because everybody, even the most evil [character], there's something in their soul somewhere that at one point in time was for real, and I like it because sometimes you see people go from being good and whole and happy to being a completely miserable person. And in this case, she is a killer for money, she is a mercenary, she is an assassin, and we see her against her own will, her heart kind of warms up and she remembers or realizes for the first time maybe that she has a soul and she has a heart.

Damien: Very nice. All right, Melanie is next.

Melanie: How much did you have to train for this role, and did the physical work you did for "Alias" and "Daredevil" help you?

Jennifer: Oh, totally. Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? Yeah.




NEXT: Jennifer nearly loses her noggin during a fight, and her double gets stabbed in the leg ...
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