During her interview with Variety‘s After-Show, Garner dished on why she’s watched Ozark twice. It isn’t out of a vain urge; in fact, it’s quite the opposite.
“I usually like watching things twice, just because I’m so nervous about if I’m bad or not. So the first time I see it… I just watch and like, ‘Oh, I hope this is at least passable,'” the actress said. Garner clarified that she finds she learns a lot about her performances when watching them back, and even sometimes watches them with the sound off to focus on her physicality and body language.
She went on to add that the purpose of doing a second viewing is so she can enjoy the series the same way the rest of us do. On The Los Angeles Times’ podcast Can’t Stop Watching, Garner elaborated on her method for watching her own work: “I still have a hard time watching myself, I cover half of my face when I do, but I keep one little eye open, kind of.” That certainly explains why she needs to watch it one more time to actually take in the show itself.
Garner’s TV watching habits are partially informed by working on her craft, but the actress is also just a fan of the medium in general. During the Variety interview, the 26-year-old got into the other Netflix shows she’s been binge watching lately.