Jennifer Garner, who portrayed Sally the Dolphin in the 1998 film Fantasy Island, has shown support for actress Jennifer Coolidge’s dream of playing a dolphin on screen.
After Coolidge shared her desire to take on the role in an interview, Garner shared a video of her performance as Sally on Instagram, welcoming Coolidge to join her . saying
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Jennifer Garner shared a video from her role as Sally the Dolphin in Fantasy Island, in which her character falls in love with a human but is rejected when he discovers she is a literal dolphin. The clip shows the character, dressed in a silver one-piece swimsuit, chasing the man as he runs towards the shoreline.
“Congratulations, @jennifercoolidge!” she captioned the post. “Come play a dolphin with me.”
Actress Kristin Davis, known for her role in Sex and the City, fondly reminisced about the episode in the comments section of Jennifer Garner’s post, stating “Jen, not only do I remember you so brilliantly playing that dolphin, I also remember sitting in the waiting room with you for that audition!”
Jennifer Coolidge mentioned her desire to play a dolphin in a movie, similar to the 1996 film Flipper and mentioned that she doesn’t want to voice an animated version of the animal. Director Olivia Wilde has shown her support for Coolidge’s dream by expressing in a deleted Instagram Story that she will make it happen.