Those eye-catching billboards promoting ABC's critically acclaimed spy caper Alias featuring a provocative image of the show's leading lady, Jennifer Garner, sporting a candy-apple dye job have been stopping traffic nationwide since making their roadside debut in August. Garner herself slammed on the breaks the first time she saw the IMAX-sized work of art.
"It really knocked me off my feet," recalls the 29-year-old Texas native, who was driving with her actor-husband, Scott Foley (Felicity), at the time of the sighting. "Even though I was expecting it, and I knew that they were out there and I knew what they looked like, I was completely overwhelmed and thrilled.
"But it's really not that big of a deal," she adds. "It's exciting the first time you see it, and then you let it go and move on."
Despite the ambitious ad campaign and the promising ratings for Alias's first three episodes Garner has yet to be recognized on the street. Of course, it helps that the actress rarely leaves the house with a red coif let alone any of the other numerous disguises her double-agent character slips into."Besides, I don't think I'm particularly recognizable anyway, because it's never been an issue," notes the former star of Fox's short-lived Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle Time of Your Life. "So, my life hasn't changed at all. I'm just working and hoping that we do well enough to go a full season and another season after that."