Mark Ruffalo Had No Idea Brie Larson Was In 13 Going On 30

Mark Ruffalo and Brie Larson in 13 Going on 30

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Get out those Razzles and your “Thriller” dance moves because Avengers: Endgame actually marks a reunion of sorts for two 13 Going on 30 actors: Mark Ruffalo and Brie Larson. The classic early ‘00s rom-com starring Jennifer Garner as a pre-teen who time jumps to her 30-year-old self famously features the Bruce Banner actor in his early days as Jenna Rink’s childhood bestie, Matty. But did you know Captain Marvel was one of the “Six Chicks” in the film? If not, it’s okay… Ruffalo didn’t know either.

At the Los Angeles premiere of Endgame on Monday night, the actor was shown a picture of Brie Larson in his well-known film. Here was his reaction:

She was a mean girl. Oh my god, that's amazing! Wow, I didn't know that. It looks like her a lot. It's her.

Mark Ruffalo and his wife Sunrise Coigney were speaking with Entertainment Tonight on the purple carpet before going in to see the highly-anticipated blockbuster when the big reveal was laid on them. The news really seemed to tickle Ruffalo. He continued with this:

How cool, I didn't know that. Did she talk about that? What did she say? We didn't work together.

It makes sense that Mark Ruffalo may not have known about Brie Larson’s small role in 13 Going on 30, because he was not in same scenes as she was. Larson’s role of “Six Chick” is featured in the beginning of the film with young versions of Jennifer Garner’s Jenna and Ruffalo’s Matty. ET also showed the same picture to Larson before talking to Ruffalo. Here’s what she said of her time on the set:

I remember it was the moment when I realized that I really wanted to direct. I remember paying a lot of attention to where the camera was and the camera moves, thinking about how I would have cut it together and then seeing the movie and seeing how it differed from what I thought.

How cute! Sounds like her short time in 13 Going On 30 was actually an inspiring one that lead her to her passion of directing. The actress has since helmed two shorts and a recent Netflix film called Unicorn Store. Let’s get back to Ruffalo’s amazing reaction though. Look for it below:

Oddly enough, Brie Larson was around 13 years old when she worked on the 2004 movie and will be turning 30 later this year. I guess young Jenna Rink was right to aspire to be a Six Chick... one of them became a superhero! Next to Brie on the left is also a young Ashley Benson, best known for her role of Hanna in Pretty Little Liars. Andy Serkis, who played Ulysses Klaue in a few MCU films and Judy Greer, who is Ant-Man’s ex-wife in the franchise were also main characters in 13 Going On 30 as well.

This is such a delightful detail to know ahead of Endgame, especially since the movie just celebrated its 15-year anniversary since release a couple days ago. It’s the perfect time to revisit it, even if the two don't work alongside each other in the comedy. Let’s hope the two share a few memorable scenes this time around in Avengers: Endgame.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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