Ricky Gervais: Jennifer Garner’s favorite curse word is ‘rats’

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The Invention of Lying premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last night, and its three biggest stars showed up to walk the red carpet – Ricky Gervais (who not only stars, he’s co-writer and co-director), Jennifer Garner and… Rob Lowe. I’m not a huge Rob Lowe person, so I tend to think Rob showed up to promote his smaller, supporting part in the film just because he really didn’t have anything else to do. The film is about a guy (Gervais) who lives in a world where no one ever lies, so the guy invents lying for his own gain. The film also stars Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jonah Hill and a slew of other comedians and character actors. It actually looks really good.

Jennifer Garner walked the red carpet for the premiere in a rather stunning, strapless, tiered, green cocktail dress. I can’t find who designed this dress to save my life – to my eye, it looks like Prada, or maybe Oscar de la Renta. Jennifer accessorized with beige and gold platform heels that kind of wash out her legs. But I love her hair when she actually puts some effort into it. She looks really cute – even stunning – when she tries.

My favorite from the red carpet was Ricky Gervais though. I love this man. I love the silly faces he’s making on the red carpet. I like that his version of dressing up is a nice pair of pants, a nice sweater and no tie or jacket. He still looks awesome though!

At the press conference before the premiere, and on the red carpet, Jennifer and Ricky were acting out, of course. Jennifer told reporters that her favorite lie about herself (told by the tabloids) was “There was a lie, just recently, that I have had my lips done, I felt like, have you seen my mum, or my sisters?” Jennifer also gave the lie she’d like to spread around: “I saved a family of twelve by myself as they were burning in a car. I pulled them out and saved them all.”

Rob, Ricky and Jennifer also discussed the Kanye incident, with Jennifer saying, “that’s not honesty, that’s just bad manners. You can choose at any time whether to be civil or not civil — what is the point of thinking it’s cool to wear your honesty on your sleeve at the expense of everyone else?” Ricky praised Jennifer as inherently good, noting “Jen doesn’t even swear. She says things like ‘darn’ and ‘dang’. I asked her what her favourite swear word was, and she said ‘rats’.”

Ricky Gervais talked about the high-concept foundation for the film, saying “A world without lies actually wouldn’t be a very good world…because it would be artless. There would be no white lies, no flattery — I mean, losers don’t need to be told they’re losers every day.” In case you didn’t figure it out, Ricky identifies with “losers” – which makes me wonder why he cast Jennifer Garner as his love interest…

Here’s the trailer for ‘The Invention of Lying’ as well as the cast at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere last night. Images thanks to WENN.com .

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  1. lilred says:

    love her dress. She probably uses Rats because Violet would pick up anything else.

  2. Rosanna says:

    GROWL the more I read about her the more upset I get.

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    that’s what happens when you have kids.

    “rats” is the only expletive that I’m allowed to say around my nieces/nephews.

  4. emma says:

    about her lips – i’ve seen pictures of her with a nonexistent upper lip, and now she has one….

  5. gg says:

    With kids around, you sub with “rats” or “phooey” and learn to work it. A friend told me I say rats just like a cussword. I took it as a compliment. lol

    Anyway, she is sooo gorgeous and classy. Love her.

  6. HEB says:

    “three biggest stars”

    Rob Lowe is a bigger star than Tina Fey?!

  7. princess pea says:

    You know, I’m not crazy about the cut of the dress… I love the colour on her, but I couldn’t pull it off myself. I do love her shoes, though. Ooh.

  8. GatsbyGal says:

    Haha, I’m not surprised. She always struck me as a “golly gee” type of gal. It’s nice to know that people like that still exist.

  9. hatsumomo says:

    This is why my sisters and I say WTF with ‘face’ substituted for the more popular noun. When we get together and gossip, my 4 yo niece will be right there seeming coloring in her book but she listens to everything we say. Proven time and again. So when she drops something, its always ‘FACE!’ that comes out. For now. Thank God.


  10. Zoe says:

    yeah Emma, I’ve seen those pre-lip implant photos too. So disappointing!

  11. Eileen Yover says:

    I love her-she’s adorable. I got sucked into watching Catch & Release this weekend. I never thought about watching it, but once I start a movie it’s hard for me to change the channel. She was really good in it. And Juliette Lewis-love her too.

    Hatsumomo: are you going to Europe?? :D

  12. Carrie says:

    Now when she smiles she still has a full top lip but previously she had a gummy smile and no top lip. She has fuller lips than most people but there are pictures of her around from her younger actor struggling days that show she has had her lips done. Liar Liar Jennifer Garner.

  13. Krissy says:

    Some of you guys are inventing things! She was on a “before they were stars” program, and I have seen pictures of her as a child. She had a trout pout then! In fact, I think that is what school kids used to tease her about. Her mouth has always been large.

  14. Firestarter says:

    Hmm, I have always noticed that Garner had full lips. Guess it was just me.

    Good for her, not cursing like a sailor, which, I hate to admit, I do. I am always trying to cut out the profanity use in my life, but I haven’t quite gotten there yet.

  15. Feebee says:

    I checked out Emma’s link… I don’t know why it’s in the awful section. If she has had her lip done, it looks great.

  16. sombelo says:

    Are you sure it’s not vintage Galanos? The belt is a dead ringer for his pieces.

  17. Lisa says:

    I think she had her teeth done not her lips. Look at Hilary Duff’s mouth before and after her teeth were done. It changed the shape of her mouth. Jen’s upper gums dont show anymore and they did. But her whole family (esp. her mom) have huge lips so I think theyre natural.

  18. Ana says:

    That’s funny because when I saw the picture I thought, “Wow, she looks amazing. But those lips are getting out of control.”

  19. Az says:

    OMG Rachel Zoe is a genius! The dress is gorgeous and the shoes are to die for. GENIUS.

  20. golly gee says:

    Jen saying rats makes sense, it goes with her pollyanna persona. Ben uses f*ck every other word. What doesn’t make sense are Ben and Jen together, at all.

  21. Amy says:

    Ricky Gervais was once on an episode of Alias so he and Jennifer have worked together before. Maybe that’s why he chose her for this movie?

  22. iris says:

    She has a beautiful face but ugly hands. Nobody is perfect…

  23. 4Real says:

    I say f*ckin rats. Then again I have teenagers.