What Does Jennifer Garner Think of Her Cheeky Reading of Go the F--- to Sleep? 'I Just Hope My Parents Don't See It!'

Jennifer Garner Reading Go the F--- to Sleep: I Hope My Parents Don't See It
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03/07/2016 AT 02:00 PM EST

Forget Mother Goose.

Bedtime stories just got a whole lot more fun with Jennifer Garner at the helm, after the actress delivered a wicked reading of the spoof children's book Go the F--- to Sleep.

But while fans (not to mention weary parents everywhere) got a collective kick out of it, there are two people whom Garner hopes won't get an earful of her inspired reading: her very own folks.

"I just hope my parents don't see it!" she told reporters recently while promoting her upcoming drama Miracles from Heaven in Los Angeles.

As for that anguished parental plea that the book parodies? Well, it's something that Garner, a busy and committed mother of three, can relate to.

"You know that feeling," she quipped. "I'm pretty patient about the whole bedtime thing. I have to Zen out because it goes on for such a long time with three kids if you really try to give them their full due. But I have had that moment for sure."


In her recent, revealing Vanity Fair interview, Garner, 43, copped to having some problems falling asleep in the wake of her split from Ben Affleck, 43, as she often tried to doze off with one of her children nearby.

"When I can't sleep – and I am not someone who typically has that problem, but I really have in the last year – and I need something to switch my brain off, it has been Tina Fey and Amy Poehler," she told the magazine .

"God bless those girls. I used to think I would never watch television on my phone," she added, "but there I am, because I am sleeping next to my daughter … I'm happy to have her; she's happy to have me."

In Miracles from Heaven, which opens March 16, Garner plays the mother of a 10-year-old girl who is miraculously cured of a chronic medical condition after living through an accident.

"I think for most of us, it's playing pretend, but it's a pretty real story," she told PEOPLE while promoting the film in Los Angeles. "I don't think you have to dig very deep when there's a child. The great thing for us at the end of the day is we can shake it off and go home and be surrounded by health, and that perspective was a real gift to the movie."

Reporting by NICOLE SANDS
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