Ben Who? Jen Garner Finalizes Post-Split Plans, 'Wants To Be The Star'

Jennifer Garner Split Plans

Jun. 30 2015, Updated 5:36 p.m. ET

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Jennifer Garner isn't wasting any time figuring out what her life could be like post-Ben Affleck . has learned that the actress is planning a major career transformation — and she's getting "back into fighting shape."

"Jen can really kick some butt," notes a source. "She's a very competent martial arts expert thanks to Alias and she wants one more chance to prove herself in the genre."

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To accomplish her goal, she's re-signed her former Alias trainer, Valerie Waters, to begin whipping her into tip-top shape again and she's taking meetings with major Hollywood players, including JJ Abrams, to talk action movies and show opportunities.

"JJ will find a part for her, but Jen's made him promise to not relegate her to 'girlfriend' of' type roles … She was offered Alice Eve's part in Star Trek but turned it down for that reason," the source reveals to "Jen wants to be the star, not the star's girlfriend."

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As reported, Garner recently escaped split rumors by jetting to Boston, where she is researching her next big project, Miracles from Heaven.

Watch: Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner arrive at the Oscars



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