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The 13-Year-Old From 13 Going On 30 Is Now Almost 30

The 13-Year-Old From 13 Going On 30 Is Now Almost 30

Feel old yet?

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

The actress who played 13-year-old Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30 has shocked fans on TikTok by revealing she's about to turn 30.

The 2004 film centres around a 13-year-old who dreams of being popular, and wishes she was 30 after being humiliated by her classmates at her birthday party.

It turns out her birthday wish actually comes true and she finds herself suddenly 30 years old and in 2004, uncertain how she got there.

Christa B. Allen posted a TikTok video to her 1.3 million followers in which she said: "People be like 'weren't you the 13 year old in 13 Going On 30?"

In a twist that left 13 Going on 30 fans across the world shook, she then adds: "Yup. And I'm almost 30 now. Feel old yet?"

To say that fans were shocked is an understatement.

One commenter shared: "I feel old."

A second person added: "Feeling old and I'm only 23."

13 Going on 30 came out in 2004 (
Columbia Pictures/Sony)

Another user shared that feeling: "First of all, how dare you remind us we almost in our 30s?" they moaned.

Some fans are urging Christa to re-create a scene from the film and upload it to TikTok on her 30th birthday.

"When you turn thirty, please do a scene from 13 Going On 30," urged on woman whose comment received more than 12,000 likes.

"Imagine if they remade it but after the switch you play yourself as said 30 year old," wrote one person.

Lots of fans also noted an apparent resemblance between Christa and Jennifer Garner, who played 30-year-old Jenna Fink.

"It's crazy because you KINDA look like Jen Garner," one person said.

A second woman wrote: "Never expected her to grow up looking just like Jen," with the shocked emoji.

"But you actually look like the actress who played an older you," said another.

Christa actually played a younger version of Jennifer Garner again in the 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. She has also starred in the mystery drama series Revenge and she has appeared in Grey's Anatomy and CSI.

Mark posted the his reunion selfie with Jennifer on Instagram (
Mark Ruffalo/ Instagram)

The film has been in the news a lot recently after Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo were pictured together in a cute Instagram selfie.

The pair played love interests Jenna Rink and Matt Flamhaff in the movie. Mark posted his reunion with Jennifer on Instagram as it happened, and fans were quick to assume that a sequel to the 2004 flick was in the works.

Mark's caption reads: "Reconnecting with an old pal. Anyone know where we can get Razzles in Canada?"

We hate to be the bearer of bad news but there doesn't appear to be a sequel - or even a reboot - in development.

In fact, Jennifer and Mark are filming a new sci-fi film for Netflix together called The Adam Project.

It's not just Jennifer and Mark you'll recognise, with The Adam Project boasting a truly stellar cast. Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana and Catherine Keener are all on board for the hotly-anticipated flick, too.

We'll stream 13 Going on 30 a dozen more times while we wait for the inevitable reboot (and pray for a possible sequel featuring Jenna and Matt too).

Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures/Sony/TikTok/@christaallen

Topics: TV and Film, Nostalgia, TikTok