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By Rob Allstetter
LOS ANGELES -- For Jennifer Garner, the eyes - and the sais - have it.

Garner, the Golden Globe-winning star of ABC's Alias, is taking her butt-kicking action to the big screen on Feb. 14 in Daredevil, the live-action adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics character. She stars as Elektra, the love interest and sometimes enemy of the lead character.

Like any comic-book film, casting is always controversial, particularly with popular characters with specific looks that fans are used to. But any lingering doubts Daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson might have had were erased when Frank Miller, the character's creator, visited the set.

"When I met Frank Miller, I was, of course, nervous about getting his approval," Johnson recalls. "Because Jennifer's not Greek and she's not in the red Elektra outfit. Frank said he didn't care, that he just cared about the soul of Elektra. He was really moved when he met her.

"It was really great while working on the film in New York to have Frank come down and see her. He actually got choked up and said that she was absolutely perfect. He said, 'Look at her eyes.' She has this wounded quality about her eyes, even when she's about to fight someone. And he said, 'She's perfect.' It was an exciting moment for me. It was important to have Frank's approval."

Of course, the other important aspect to Elektra is her fighting ability and her sais. And no one doubted Garner's ability there.

"It's amazing how what you do when you're young circles around and haunts you for the rest of your life," Garner says. "In my case, it was ballet. And I was never a wonderful dancer, but I was a very hard-working dancer. And it's come back in the strangest ways.

"I love the action aspect of this job. I love this kind of inner daredevil of my own working out. I would never even bungee jump and now it means nothing to be on a wire a hundred feet up. So it makes me really happy to rehearse a fight and I'm not sure why." "A lot of actresses say they do their own stunts in the movies, but they really don't," Johnson says. "I mean, insurance-wise, they can't do it, so it's a lot of bs. Jen really does. She literally does all the stuff you see her do. It's really amazing.

"To her credit, when she got the sais, she took the sais and just got obsessed with them. She'd be walking around the Alias set, just twirling, twirling, twirling. She shipped them with her when she had to travel somewhere. She couldn't have them as a carry-on, as you might imagine. Her trainer said that she learned in 13 weeks what it took him 13 years. She's physically amazing."

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