KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Garner realized that it's okay to slow down and stay at home during the quarantine
  • The "Peppermint" star missed going to church, traveling and watching live performances
  • Garner shared a hilarious clip of her crying after watching "The Office" finale

Jennifer Garner has learned a lot of things while stuck at home during the quarantine with her kids, and she shared what she missed the most in the outside world.

The "Peppermint" star has been quarantining with her three children Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8. Garner spoke with TODAY and shared how the quarantine made her panic when her planned trips were canceled and how she later realized that it was okay to slow down and stay at home.

"Last year, I think I traveled almost every single week. This year, I was already on a pretty good roll. And at first to have all of those things canceled made me feel kind of panicked," Garner said.

"But, you know what? It’s OK to slow down. It’s OK to just be home, and I’m grateful that we’re finding ways to connect remotely while we can still sleep in our own beds at night. I think that there are a ton of really beautiful silver linings. And my kids were so busy as well, so it’s nice to just be home and all be together.”

Garner is looking forward to the drive-in screening of "Wonder Woman" in her home state where she will appear as a spokesperson for Walmart. The retailer is hosting over 300 free movie showings in various states until Oct. 21

The "Miracles from Heavens" star also acknowledged the fact that many are already sick of being stuck at home. She said people are social beings and they long for connection with the community. The actress added that they are ready to commune with other people in the neighborhood and communities.

When it comes to the thing she missed the most, Garner said she missed going to church. Garner is often photographed on her way to church with her kids and sometimes with her ex-husband, Ben Affleck. Garner, Affleck and their kids have been spotted attending Sunday services as a family even after her split from the "Batman v Superman" star.

"I miss going to church in person," Garner said.

"I miss airplanes. I miss the adventures. And I really miss and worry about going to live performances. I can’t even think of how many different ballet performances, Broadway performances, plays here in Los Angeles I would’ve wiggled my way into, if it were not for quarantine.”

Meanwhile, last week, Garner shared a hilarious video of her crying after watching the finale of “The Office.” Garner found the clip funny after realizing that she shot her farewell to the series in slo-mo, so she decided to share it with her fans on social media for a good laugh.

Jennifer Garner Scholastic launched the #SAVEWITHSTORIES initiative with Jennifer Garner to support nonprofit organizations. Photo: Getty Images/Steven Ferdman