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By Megan Johnson
Jennifer Garner thanked her social media followers for helping her reach the 10 million mark by recreating a sexy bikini scene from her hit television show Alias.
The actor, 48, took to Instagram on Friday to post a hilarious mash-up video of herself parodying a moment from the show, which ran from 2001 to 2006, in which she played double agent Sydney Bristow.
“I am awfully grateful for everyone in this community,” she wrote. “To celebrate all 10 million of you, here is THE video I promised my manager (hi, @nksolaka) and my publicist (hi, @mereowass) I would never post because...” dropping old lady and crying emojis.
In the scene, Garner slowly emerges from a swimming pool sporting a turquoise bikini. She slips on a pair of matching blue heels and proceeds to take off her bikini top as she walks toward a cabana as “Moving in Stereo” by The Cars plays. The scene was a nod to the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High scene in which actress Phoebe Cates makes a similar exit wearing a red bikini.
In the present-day version, Garner is covered in a modest scuba suit, slips on her cozy slippers and tosses a pair of goggles over her shoulder. Pulling off the suit, she disappears into the backyard.
Riffing on life amid the pandemic, Garner promised she’d spiff up next year. “At some point in 2021, Ladies, I will try to look cute just for you. #thankyou,” she joked.
Watch: Jennifer Garner talks about a possible Alias reboot
Garner, who shares three children — Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and 8-year-old Samuel — with ex-husband Ben Affleck, asked Fauci for tips on managing anxiety in children.
“You can traumatise a child really trying to make them be a hermit,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. “You’ve gotta be practical.”
Fauci advised allowing kids to do activities that avoid physical contact.
“If you can, to the extent possible — and I know, I had three young kids years ago; It’s very difficult to keep them separated from each other — but if you want to have organised activities, try as best as you can to do things where they’re not falling all over each other, where they can have the social contact without necessarily breathing all over each other,” he said.