Jennifer Garner Takes on the Red Carpet

The event was the premiere for Jennifer Garner’s new film “Catch and Release.” As we’ve seen on numerous red carpets before, the girl can clean up.

Looking fit and fabulous in a strapless black satin number, the 34-year-old dazzled photographers at the Los Angeles screening. In the movie, which is something of a departure from her usual high-kicking action roles, she plays a woman struggling to come to terms with the loss of her fiancée and the secrets he kept from her.

In real life the performer’s home life is very different. Indeed her newfound domestic bliss apparently proved the main obstacle to regaining her figure after little Violet was born. “I didn’t lose my baby weight for a long time,” she explained. “I just didn’t want to – I didn’t want to take that hour away from her and work out.”

More photo (Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Tim Olyphant, Paolo Mastropietro, Jill Hennessy, Juliette Lewis, Kevin Smith, Victor Garber, Brandon Beemer, Darin Brooks, Ken Howard and Sam Jaeger) from the premiere of “Catch and Release” after the jump.

Jennifer Garner Fit and Fabulous at L.A. Premiere [Hello!]

(Ben Affleck, Tim Olyphant)

(Paolo Mastropietro, Jill Hennessy, Juliette Lewis, Kevin Smith, Victor Garber)

(Brandon Beemer, Darin Brooks, Ken Howard, Sam Jaeger)