It’s Been 15 Years (!) Since “13 Going On 30” Came Out, and Jennifer Garner Has a Lot to Say About It

We love her for her endlessly entertaining Instagram posts and amazing Pretend Cooking Show. And our lives were forever changed when she taught us this genius hack for softening butter. But there’s one particular Jennifer Garner move that will always have a very special place in our hearts—her role in the ultimate rom-com, 13 Going on 30. 

Incredibly, it’s been 15 years since the sweet movie hit theaters, a little fact that Garner recently shared on social media. The actress posted a few clips from the film to celebrate the anniversary and the young women that she worked with on set. 

“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 star captioned her post. 

She continued to shout-out to some of the young stars in the film.

“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).”

Yep, the Avengers: Endgame star played one of the mean girls in 13 Going on 30. Who knew?  

She then finished her tribute by expressing her gratitude for being part of the movie and name-dropping a special pop star. “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.” (As a reminder, the singer recreated a scene from 13 Going On 30 in her nostalgia-fueled music video Thank U, Next.)

The only thing that could make Garner’s Instagram post even better? If she announced a sequel.

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