Jennifer Garner shared a super sweet message on the fifteenth anniversary of her, now, cult movie 13 Going On 30, and her fans are loving it. 13 Going On 30 tells a story about thirteen-year-old Jenna Rink who wishes to be thirty years old after having been humiliated by her friends on her birthday. She wakes up as a twenty-nine-year-old woman about to turn thirty, and Jennifer plays the thirty-year-old Jenna. The movie gained instant popularity and has become quite the classic among millennials in particular, and was famously given a shoutout in the music video to Ariana Grande's hit song Thank U, Next that dropped last year.
Other celebrities who starred in 13 Going On 30 was Judy Greer from Ant-Man, playing the thirty-year-old 'mean girl', and Avengers' Mark Ruffalo, who played thirty-year-old Jenna's love interest and childhood best friend. Among the younger cast, both Brie Larson, also known from Avengers, and Ashley Benson, who is most famous for her role as Hannah on Pretty Little Liars were playing friends of thirteen-year-old Jenna.
As reported by ET Online, the Peppermint actress also praised the female director and three female producers of 13 Going On 30, referring to them as loving, brilliant women. Jennifer shared a clip from the movie that shows her, as Jenna, and the other women as her friends at a slumber party dancing to Pat Benatar's hit Love Is A Battlefield. She also shared before and after photos of each of the women showing how successful they all are today.
The mother-of-three was also sure to include Ariana Grande in her caption, saying how she loved having been part of something that still makes people smile, fifteen years later. This was in reference to Ariana's Thank U, Next video that recreated scenes from several 90s and 00s movies and among them 13 Going On 30. The God Is A Woman singer commented on Jennifer's post with a bunch of heart emojis.
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Fifteen years ago today #13GoingOn30 made her debut, directed with ❤️ by our beloved Gary Winick 😇 and a clutch of loving, hardcore producers (3 brilliant women—before it was cool to be led by women!) . The movie benefitted from the performances of so many young actresses. Open and twinkly-magical then— now, 15 years later, they are ruling the world. (Hi #SixChicks—@brielarson, @ashleybenson, @christabrittany—who also played a young me in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past—and my own sweet @revjuliaroth). . I loved my day with this slumber party crew: they danced with abandon and reminded me of the power of just saying yes—to being in a group, to vulnerability, to wearing a bra over your clothes. At the last minute I tossed my adopted LA family member Maddy Sprung-Keyser into the scene. @maddsk went on to be an Academic All American swimmer at Amherst, got her law degree from NYU, and is producing podcasts for @pineapple.fm. Looking back into her adolescence—with the hair and the men not wanting to jump her bones—is extra special today. Imagine if every 13 year old girl had an opportunity to dance and feel beautiful like the girls in this film. I am proud of all of you. ❤️ . I feel so, so lucky to have had the experience of making this joyful movie. And even luckier to be part of something that, all of these years later, can still make people (hi, @arianagrande 🤗) smile. 😁
Jennifer's co-stars from the 2004 movie have all shared sweet messages about how the film impacted them, and how lovely it was working with the Alias star. Jennifer Garner gushed about her co-star's outstanding performance saying how they now, fifteen years later, are ruling the world. What a difference a film makes!