Meet The Actress Who Played Young Jenna Rink On '13 Going On 30'
The 2000s gave us some of the most memorable rom-coms of our time with flicks like 50 First Dates, The Holiday, Hitch, Love Actually, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and more. One film from that era that has aged beautifully and is still worth rewatch after rewatch is 2004's 13 Going on 30, which stars Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink, a teenager who woke up as a 30-year-old with no memory of the majority of her life after her younger self wished wake up as an older version of herself. The actress who played Young Jenna, Christa Allen, was exactly 13 when the movie first premiered and it looks like she's still as nostalgic over it as we are because she recreated some of Garner's most famous outfits from the film in this cool video!
Check it out:
##13goingon30 looks recreated for 2020 ?? Fairy Fountain - Super Guitar Bros
The video was posted on Allen's TikTok account on May 20. You'll see the now 28-year-old actress in several different outfits resembling Garner's looks in the film including her famous nightgown-and-trench coat ensemble, which is featured on the film's poster. The video will take you on a trip back in time and let you relive all your favorite scenes from the movie—especially considering Allen's undeniable resemblance to Garner. Fun fact: Allen also played a younger version of Garner on the 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past.
Believe it or not, 13 Going on 30 celebrated its 16th anniversary this 2020 and the occasion was even commemorated by Garner's love interest in the film, Mark Ruffalo with a heartfelt Instagram post.
Allen also posted her own tribute to the film and reminisced over her experience shooting it in a 2019 Instagram post.
We guess we're not the only ones nostalgic over this early aughts classic! Now if only we could get Garner, Ruffalo, and the rest of the cast to recreate that memorable "Thriller" dance scene. In the meantime, we'll be rewatching the film nonstop and blasting Liz Phair's "Why Can't I?" on repeat all day long.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????