Jennifer Garner: Butter sculptor

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A satire film starring Jennifer Garner as Laura Pickler, the wife of the longtime winner of a local butter-carving contest. When he decides to bow out of this year's competition, she can't imagine the family not having the title, so she begins to train herself. Her biggest rival turns out to be a young adopted African-American girl named Destiny (Yara Shahidi), who has a natural gift for sculpture. Directed by Jim Field Smith and written by Jason Micallef, Butter also stars Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene, Ty Burrell & Alicia Silverstone.
October 8th, 2010

Jennifer Garner loved learning to carve butter for a new movie.

The 38-year-old actress enjoyed sculpting pieces out of the churned dairy product for her new movie - entitled 'Butter' - but found she wasn't very good at it, with many of her cast doubting her abilities.

She said: "Turns out, butter carving is so satisfying and is the most, most fun!

"I was carving a sculpture in a relief of a man walking on a rainy day, and I thought, 'This is a man, walking on a rainy day!' and the rest of the cast was like, 'Uh, yeah that's a blob of butter.' "

'Butter' - which also stars Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene, Ty Burrell and Hugh Jackman - tells the tale of a butter carving championship in the mid-west of the US, and she admits she had a great time filming the political satire, directed by Jim Field Smith.

She told TheStir.com: "I play the wife of Ty Burrell, who has been the Iowa state champion in butter-carving at the state festival for the past 15 years, and we had a blast together. It's an incredible cast and my production company was a part of producing it, which was a thrill for me.

"And I think that it is a story that is going to be a lot of fun to have out in the world. I don't play the nicest person but it sure was delicious trying her on."