Who could erase 2000’s perfect feel good romcom 13 going on 30 from the memories of romcom lovers and the starlet who played the role of older Jenna Rink in the movie, Jennifer Garner! Recentlyshe was chosen as ”the most beautiful” by the People Magazine 2019 issue and graciously adorns the cover in which she looks absolutely timeless and gorgeous. Not only that! The star is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the hit movie. The 47 year old brushes away compliments and says “I was so not one of the pretty girls that I just bypassed insecurity and didn’t see myself as attractive at all. It was not part of my life,”she tells) People. And how she is grateful that her family encouraged her to be what she was.
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Jennifer said, “I felt good about myself back then! That is the lucky trick”. Further added, ”Looks weren’t a big deal in my family. I don’t think my parents ever said ‘you’re pretty’ and so we just didn’t think about it.”
In a sweet gesture, the cover lady shared the clip from the movie on Instagram and had said a lot about her favorite motion picture and about the girls who performed with her and their whereabouts.
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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. 😁
“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-@brielaarson, @ashleybenson, @christabrittany-who also played a young me in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past- and my own sweet @revjuliaroth).”
Garner added,“I feel so, so lucky to have had the experience of making this joyful movie.”