David Tennant and Jennifer Garner in Camping

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You can't always expect to be liked by everyone, even when you're playing a fictional character.

Jennifer Garner stars in the upcoming HBO series "Camping," and while discussing the show with USA Today, she indicated that she doesn't expect everyone to love her character, Kathryn. That's probably a good thing. As the publication noted, critics have described her character with a variety of unflattering adjectives, including "insufferable."

While the actress knows Kathryn won't be the most lovable character on TV, she said that viewers will see why she is the way she is. Part of it has to do with the fact that she suffers from chronic pain.

"You'll understand her, even if you don't love her," Garner said.

The series centers not just on Kathryn but her husband, Walt (David Tennant), and a group of their friends as they head out into the wilderness to celebrate Walt's birthday. Apparently, the well-planned trip will go awry, and it will strain various relationships.

In starring in "Camping," Garner took on her first major TV role since her five seasons of "Alias." The show last aired in 2006, so it's been quite a while. HBO doesn't seem to have a problem attracting film stars for its series, though; actors with shows on the network include Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Dwayne Johnson, and many more.

"Camping" premieres Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

[via: USA Today]