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Believe it or not, it’s the 15th anniversary of 13 Going on 30, which was released on April 23, 2004. If you watch it for the 200th time (as one should), you might notice something you hadn’t before: Brie Larson is in it. She was one of the Six Chicks — yes, the mean girls with the side ponies — led by Judy Greer, aka “Tom-Tom.” There’s a chance you already knew that, but someone who didn’t is Larson’s current costar, Mark Ruffalo, who, of course, is 13 Going on 30’s main star besides Jennifer Garner. Because Larson had a smaller role, the two never worked together directly on the movie, and Ruffalo just learned about the connection while on the red carpet premiere of the pair’s new movie, Avengers: Endgame.

Pretty crazy, huh? Before Larson was an Oscar-nominated actress with leading roles in Room and as Captain Marvel, she was in smaller movies including Sleepover and Hoot. Larson reflected on her time filming 13 Going on 30, telling Entertainment Tonight, “It was the moment when I realized I really wanted to direct.” In honor of the movie’s anniversary, Jennifer Garner also posted a really sweet tribute honoring the film and the cast. Ahead, jog your memory and see the moment Ruffalo realized he and Larson were in the same iconic rom-com.

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Have you ever had the experience of telling someone about something that happened, and then they say, “I know, I was there”? That’s embarrassing. I’m personally more often on the other side of the conversation, to be honest. In fact, I once had a job for several months during which I spoke to no one, and now, when any of my former co-workers mention the workplace, I say, “Funnily enough, I also worked there then.” They’re always shocked. Anyway, this is all to say that Mark Ruffalo had no idea Brie Larson was in 13 Going on 30, a movie in which he starred alongside Jennifer Garner.

Ruffalo learned of his past with his current Avengers:Endgame co-star while on the red carpet of that film’s world premiere, doing one of those red-carpet interviews (“How does it feel to know the movie is coming out? Did you like doing the movie? How do your kids feel about seeing dad in the movie?”) that really crystallize how terrible it must be to be famous (in some ways). During the interview he was presented with a still of Brie Larson in 13 Going on 30.

“She was a mean girl! Oh my God, that’s amazing,” Ruffalo said. “Wow, I didn’t know that!” He clarified that they did not work together during filming — Larson appeared during the ’80s flashback (“13”) portion of the film, and Ruffalo appeared in the modern-day portion (“30”).

It might be helpful to remember this the next time you accidentally, for example, tell someone a piece of gossip that they heard for the first time while you stood next to them at a party, hearing it yourself. At least you weren’t surprised with the information while on the red carpet for the movie from which you’re going to make like $1,000 billion. Whew!

Mark Ruffalo is busy promoting ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which hits theaters later this month, but he recently took some time to reflect on one of his other notable performances from the past.

In an interview with ET, the actor spoke about starring alongside actress Jennifer Garner in “13 Going on 30.”

In the 2004 romantic comedy, Garner played Jenna Rink, a young woman whose life is transformed when she travels forward in time to her 30s. Ruffalo played Matt Flamhaff, a childhood friend of Rink with whom she attempts to salvage a bond.

The comedy contained strong notes of acceptance and embracing individuality.

“We were making this really sweet movie that had a great message for young girls,” Ruffalo said about the film.

“We were all sort of coming into our own in that moment,” he continued. “We really loved that story, and Jen was just transformed into a 13-year-old girl. It was really amazing.”

He had nothing but good things to say about his former co-star.

“We had the sweetest time. She was a big star then but I was kind of just starting out,” he said. “She was just so lovely.”

The film is often referenced in pop culture, and singer Ariana Grande even drew inspiration from it in the music video for her hit “thank u, next.”

Garner shared a clip from the music video of Grande channeling her former character, Rink, captioning her Instagram post, “Every now and then something comes along and just brightens your day. @arianagrande you’re adorable.”

“Thank you, pretty girl. #thankunext,” she added.

Grande expressed her adoration for Garner in a comment on the post.

“NooooooooOoOOoOo I’m crying,” she wrote. “I watched this movie every night before bed growing up (and I still do sometimes, especially when I’m sad).”

Mark Ruffalo Had No Idea Brie Larson Was in 13 Going on 30 — Watch His Hilarious Reaction

Fun fact #1: Brie Larson was in ‘13 Going on 30’ with Mark Ruffalo

Fun fact #2: He was just as shook as we were! 😭 #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/nMXs26vOJp

— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 23, 2019

Tuesday marked the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Jennifer Garner/Mark Ruffalo-led romantic comedy 13 Going on 30 — and more than one of its stars have gone on to play roles in the Marvel universe.

Comic-film fans will remember Garner as Elektra in the 2005 film of the same name and its predecessor Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck. And now, both Ruffalo and fellow 13 Going on 30 alum Brie Larson are huge names in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Bruce Banner/The Hulk and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, respectively.

Ruffalo got a huge surprise Tuesday night while attending the Avengers: Endgame world premiere in Los Angeles when he learned during an interview with Entertainment Tonight that Larson had appeared in 13 Going on 30. The actress played one of the “Six Chicks” in the ’80s scenes, meaning they had no scenes together.

“She was a mean girl! Oh my God, that’s amazing. Wow, I didn’t know that,” said Ruffalo, 51, laughing as he held up a still from the film. “We didn’t work together .”

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Earlier this month, Ruffalo dished on his time filming the now-iconic romantic comedy, which saw Garner’s character Jenna Rink get transported 17 years into the future after the Six Chicks — including Larson’s character — play a cruel prank on her.

Eventually, through her experience, she becomes more confident and learns she’s in love with her best friend Matty.

“We had the sweetest time,” Ruffalo told Entertainment Tonight of Garner, 47. “ was a big star then but I was kind of just starting out. She was just so lovely.”

“We were making this really sweet movie that had a great message for young girls,” he continued. “We were all sort of coming into our own in that moment. We really loved that story and Jen was just transformed into a 13-year-old girl. It was really amazing.”

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RELATED VIDEO: Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Reveals Her Dream Role

Larson (who was also on hand Tuesday night at the star-studded Endgame premiere) was recently named a Beauty of the Year in PEOPLE’s Beautiful Issue — which, coincidentally, has Garner on the cover!

She admitted in an interview surrounding the issue that she isn’t “trying to maintain a certain image of any kind,” and feels more empowered now that she has “a sense of ownership over myself that I didn’t have before.”

“And I feel more comfortable speaking up for myself and others around me who maybe aren’t as comfortable using their voice,” said Larson, 29.

Avengers: Endgame explodes into theaters Friday.

’13 Going on 30′ turns 15: What it’s like to rewatch Jennifer Garner’s rom-com when you’re 30

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When I turned 30 earlier this year, a bunch of my friends sent me a familiar message:

“You’re 30, flirty and thriving!”

Of course, I understood the reference.

It’s a callback to the 2004 rom-com “13 Going on 30,” in which the protagonist Jenna Rink has a meltdown on her 13th birthday and wishes she were “30, flirty and thriving,” just like the women she saw in a magazine spread. Magically, Jenna turns into gorgeous, “Alias”-era Jennifer Garner overnight.

But this isn’t a “Big” (or “Little” or “17 Again”) scenario: In “13 Going on 30,” the older Jenna also jumps 17 years ahead to what her life would have been, had she continued along the path of crying at her birthday party, and caring more about being cool than being kind to her best friend Matt.

On Tuesday, “13 Going on 30” turns 15, the age that I was when I first watched the fantasy film. Here’s how I felt returning to the movie at age 30. (Obligatory 15-year-old spoiler alert: Plot details of the movie are discussed.)

Jennifer Garner is seriously funny

Before Garner was relegated to playing sweet-natured moms, she really nailed this part. She fondles her chest and flops her entire body over a chair in disbelief as you would had you just found out you became an adult overnight.

Jenna’s apartment building is nice – and has units available!

Apparently, being a senior editor at a fashion magazine is a high-paying gig. Jenna works at fictional glossy “Poise,” and lives in a huge apartment in a gorgeous building in Lower 5th Avenue in New York City. (I looked the address up on home-buying site Trulia, out of curiosity, and learned that a 2BR/2BA at that actual property is going for $3.25M). She also goes on shopping sprees at Henri Bendel and Chanel.

Jenna even has an enormous corner office and a secretary. I do not have these things. Did 13-year-old me think adult me could work at a media company and have these things?

I was sleeping on Mark Ruffalo

Yes, we all adore the handsome, talented and philanthropic Ruffalo now, but I must admit, I overlooked the actor a decade ago. Like the younger Jenna, I was more into the idea of the athletic, popular pretty boy. Teenage me blushed over conniving hottie Freddie Prinze Jr. in movies like “She’s All That,” instead of sensitive artist Ruffalo in “13 Going on 30.” In the movie, Ruffalo plays the older Matt, the guy Jenna so clearly should be with and should never have neglected at 13.

I realize that Ruffalo’s loyal, honest and soulful Matt is actually is the dream guy. At least, I see that now. As a teen, I was confused. But teens these days seem to get it: They’re going for nice guy (and Ruffalo lookalike) Noah Centineo of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” fame.

Jenna still eats like a teenager

Older Jenna continues her junky diet of chocolate-chip pancakes, Fruit Roll-Ups and Razzles, and adds pina coladas (“Not virgin!”) to the mix. I really wanted a scene where Jenna gets horrible stomach pains from eating the things she used to as a 13-year-old. That’s being 30, Jenna!

I’m 30 and crying along with Jenna

You know the scene that made me tear up ( Ariana Grande parodied it in her “Thank U Next” video): Jenna finds out Matt is getting ready to marry another woman, tries to be happy for him and cries outside holding the dollhouse that he made for her younger self. It’s a devastating turn of events.

Oh, and I adored that backyard wedding, which feels refreshing when I hear many of my friends stress about locations, guest lists and catering costs.

But then I realized the reason that Matt and Jenna could have a small outdoor event like that is because Jenna doesn’t have any friends other than Matt. Bummer.

In case you forgot …

Ultimately, the movie ends with younger Jenna doing the right thing and siding with good-natured Matt over the popular mean girls. She decides on the path that will make things better for her future self. Conversely …

I wonder: Do I make my teenage self proud?

I try to do this “gratitude” thing whenever I’m stressed about work. I think, what would my 13-year-old self think of what my life has become?

I remind myself how teenage Carly, the one who created stop-motion movies with Barbie dolls and wrote silly essays for the yearbook, became someone paid to interview filmmakers and write stories for a living. I try to channel the chutzpah younger me had, wearing a hot-pink leg cast and being the first to dance at a bar mitzvah, as I gather to the courage to ask challenging follow-up questions on a red carpet.

I’m convinced that “13 Going on 30” has inspired that thought process for me: That reminder that I should strive to become someone my younger self would be proud of.

To me, that feels like “thriving.”

It’s been two decades since audiences first swooned over Heath Ledger’s bleachers rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” That means “10 Things I Hate About You” is turning 20 on March 31, a day to remember one of Ledger’s iconic performances and look at where his castmates are now. RICHARD CARTWRIGHT/TOUCHSTONE Heath Ledger died in 2008 at age 28 from an accidental overdose of prescription medications. It’s impossible not to think about the huge loss while rewatching “10 Things,” more than 11 years after the actor’s death. Carlo Allegri, Getty Images Before Ledger’s shocking death, he took on many memorable roles, including his Oscar-nominated Ennis Del Mar in “Brokeback Mountain” (pictured, with Michelle Williams, the mother of his daughter, Matilda). Kimberley French, Focus Features He won a posthumous Oscar in 2009 as The Joker in “The Dark Knight.” Keep clicking to see what the other stars of “10 Things I Hate About You” have been up to since the 1999 film inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” WARNER BROS. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, right, quiet nerdy guy Cameron who’s in love with Bianca in “10 Things,” also went on to appear in a Christopher Nolan “Batman” film. RICHARD CARTWRIGHT, TOUCHSTONE PICTURES He plays police officer John Blake in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” The 38-year-old actor has had a busy career since “10 Things,” starring in rom-coms including “500 Days of Summer” and “50/50” and action films “Inception” and “Looper.” Ron Phillips, Warner Bros. Pictures In 2015’s “The Walk,” he played high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who famously walked a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Takashi Seida, TriStar Pictures He portrayed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2016’s “Snowden.” Jürgen Olczyk, Open Road Films He’s also returned to TV. (Remember when he was on “3rd Rock From the Sun”?) He was an alternate-universe love interest on “The Mindy Project.” John Fleenor, NBC In 2014, Gordon-Levitt won an Emmy. He took home the award for his collaborative show “HitRECord on TV.” Tommaso Boddi, WireImage The actor is now a father of two with his business developer wife Tasha McCauley. The couple is seen here performing at Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity event in 2016. Randy Shropshire, Getty Images Julia Stiles, whose Kat hates the way she doesn’t hate Ledger’s bad boy, has appeared in a number of movies and shows since “10 Things.” She’ll be 38 on March 28. Rodin Eckenroth, Getty Images She’s best known for starring in 2001’s “Save the Last Dance” (shown) and 2004’s “The Prince and Me.” Like Gordon-Levitt, she’s also appeared on “The Mindy Project.” MICHAEL TACKETT, GPN The actress also had major roles in the “Bourne” movies (pictured), TV’s “Blue” and in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Jasin Boland, Universal Studios Stiles has added plenty theater credits to her resume the last two decades, performing in Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including 2014’s “Phoenix.” Harry Fellows Stiles and husband Preston J. Cook welcomed a son, Strummer Newcomb, in 2017. She’ll be seen next in “Hustlers,” about former strip-club employees, with co-stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart and Cardi B. Karwai Tang, WireImage You may also remember Stiles’ lead role in a second movie inspired by Shakespeare: “O” (as in Othello). “10 Things’ co-star Andrew Keegan was in that 2001 film, too. Bob Basha, Lionsgate Films Keegan, middle, played rich boy Joey, the guy who paid off Ledger’s character to woo Kat. Since “10 Things,” Keegan has added more than 30 roles to his IMDb page, including a stint as a teen dad on “7th Heaven.” RICHARD CARTWRIGHT, TOUCHSTONE Keegan, 40, is now a dad who co-founded Activ888, an interactive meditation service in Venice, Calif. RICHARD CARTWRIGHT, TOUCHSTONE Larisa Oleynik, whose popular girl winds up punching Joey in the face on “10 Things,” has had a number of other roles in TV, movies and theater. (Including pre-“10 Things” movie “The Baby-sitters Club.”) SAM EMERSON, COLUMBIA TRISTAR Oleynick, 37, is probably best known for playing the title role in the ’90s Nickelodeon show “The Secret World of Alex Mack.” But she’s also been in TV’s “Mad Men,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Pretty Little Liars.” Her horror film “Animal Among Us” is expected this year. She also stars in the show “Half Life,” which airs on NYC Life. NICKELODEON Gabrielle Union – Oleynick’s “10 Things” bestie, Chastity (Bianca memorably explains to Chastity that she likes her Sketchers, but loves her Prada backpack) – has gone from sidekick to leading lady in the ensuing years. Dia Dipasupil, Getty Images Union, 46, broke out as the lead rival cheerleader in 2000’s “Bring It On.” Since then, she’s starred in “The Perfect Holiday,” “The Birth of a Nation” and “Think Like a Man.” Ked Jacques, Universal Studios Union, married to NBA player Dwyane Wade, is an activist, published memoirist and new mother. Union welcomed her daughter via surrogate last November, and has been open about her struggle with infertility. Streeter Lecka, Getty Images The actress stars in BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” where she plays a talk show host. The show’s fifth season premieres April 16. BET Before Allison Janney, 59, became an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress, she was the principal and aspiring romance novelist Ms. Perky in “10 Things.” RICHARD CARTWRIGHT, TOUCHSTONE PICTURES Last year, Janney won an Oscar for playing Tonya Harding’s mom in “I, Tonya.” Meow! Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY She’s earned several Emmys for playing press secretary C.J. Cregg in “The West Wing,” Anna Faris’ mother in “Mom,” and also for guest-starring on “Masters of Sex.” Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY In “10 Things,” David Krumholtz was the guy who dressed in Elizabethan clothes to woo a girl. Since then, he’s had a hit with “The Deuce,” which was renewed for a third season. But before he landed the role of Harvey Wasserman, he was in a few failed series, including “The Trouble With Normal” (shown), “The Playboy Club” and “Living Biblically.” VIVIAN ZINK, ABC Krumholtz has also been seen in other series: “The Newsroom, “Numb3rs” (pictured), “The Good Wife” and Janney’s “Mom.” Randy Tepper, Paramount The actor played an old woman living in Florida for one season as the star of “Gigi Does It.” IFC Larry Miller, left, played Kat and Bianca’s dad on “10 Things” – the one who makes the nonsensical rule that Bianca can only date if Kat does, and serves as a catalyst for the entire movie. You might also know him for his role in 2001’s “The Princess Diaries” (pictured). RON BATZDORFF, DISNEY ENTERPRISES Miller is an actor, podcaster and stand-up comedian. He’s appeared on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (after “10 Things”) and “Seinfeld” (before “10 Things”). In 2013, the comic recovered from a life-threatening brain injury and continues to post episodes of “The Larry Miller Show” on his website. Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images In 2009, Miller reprised his role of Bianca and Kat’s dad in the ABC Family series “10 Things I Hate About You.” Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

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Remember the Six Chicks from 13 Going on 30? They Became Big-Name Stars

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Don’t deny it: Anytime 13 Going on 30 is on TV, you just have to watch, right? It’s practically a scientific fact. That closet scene where Jenna rocks double buns, bubblegum pink lip gloss, and a disco-inspired slip dress is an all-time favorite.

Although Jennifer Garner is often touted as the star (we get it), this movie would be nothing without the Six Chicks. They’re the equivalent of Mean Girls’ The Plastics, if they hopped in a time machine back to the ’80s.

Speaking of time travel, where are the infamous Six Chicks now? Believe it or not, Ashley Benson and Brie Larson made up one-third of that group. Keep reading to find out about the rest of the scrunchie-wearing crew—and you know, if they kept wearing scrunchies.

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Ashley Benson

Yup, the Pretty Little Liars star was one of the Six Chicks. Benson basically played a vintage Hanna Marin. Even then she had amazing hair.

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Brittany Curran

If you watch Chicago Fire, you may recognize Brittany Curran. She also starred in Twisted and Men of a Certain Age.

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Alexandra Kyle

Alexandra Kyle played young Tom-Tom, aka the ring leader of the group and the one with the spot-on ponytail. Since then, Kyle appeared on Justified, NCIS, and more.

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Brie Larson

You probably already know Oscar winner Brie Larson from Room, Trainwreck, and United States of Tara.

As for the final Six Chicks, Julia Roth and Megan Lusk haven’t really been in the spotlight. According to IMDB, Roth worked as a production assistant on True Detective, meanwhile Lusk’s had a 2005 cameo in Without A Trace.

Finding out where these ladies wound up feels like a mini junior-high reunion. And it’s a relief they outgrew their ’80s attire and bad attitudes. However, we would like to see some of those ponytail moments happen again. Just. So. Good.

There is nothing the internet likes more than discovering a mind blowing fact about an iconic movie they thought they knew inside out.

So imagine Twitter’s reaction when it emerged that Brie Larson was actually in 13 Going on 30 alongside fellow Avenger star Mark Ruffalo, and none of us even realised.

13 Going On 30, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, was the talk of the red carpet during the Avengers: Endgame premiere earlier this week. And as well as Mark revealing he didn’t have a proper script for his part as Matt Flamhaff, it emerged that he didn’t realise Brie actually had a small part in the film, too.

She played one of the “six chicks”, and even had a credit at the end of the movie. Naturally, people are shook.

Mind blown when I just learned @brielarson was in ‘13 Going on 30.’ pic.twitter.com/cYIcdJmK0I

— AJ Feuerman (@ajfeuerman) April 24, 2019

I WAS TODAY YEARS OLD WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT @brielarson WAS ONE OF THE SIX CHICKS FROM 13 GOING ON 30 pic.twitter.com/cADxOB1p9z

— floni, ⁿᵒᵗ ᵈᵃᵛᵉ (@flonimae) April 20, 2019

“I WAS TODAY YEARS OLD WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT @brielarson WAS ONE OF THE SIX CHICKS FROM 13 GOING ON 30,” one person on Twitter wrote, while another added, “Yo I’ve just rewatched 13 Going On 30 and I still can’t believe that Brie Larson was one of the six chicks.”

A third wrote, “Mark Ruffalo and Brie Larson were both in 13 Going On 30 now they’re both in Endgame….the serve “

yo i’ve just rewatched 13 going on 30 and i still can’t believe that brie larson was one of the six chicks pic.twitter.com/2YHnBLRQsZ

— Lucky (@doc_luckyyyy) April 14, 2019

YOU WERE BOTH IN 13 GOING ON 30?? pic.twitter.com/vBXNS79hMn

— fátima (@fatimafsays) April 19, 2019

My new #AvengersEndgame theory is that @MarkRuffalo travels back to leave a hidden clue for defeating Thanos in 13 Going On 30 so I’m gonna go watch that now. pic.twitter.com/Dchee1pbzX

— SYFY WIRE FANGRRLS (@Syfyfangrrls) April 23, 2019

broke: brie larson was in 13 GOING ON 30
woke: brie larson was in SLEEPOVER pic.twitter.com/KcKve4WE6x

— hattie (@hattiesoykan) April 24, 2019

Speaking about how 13 Going On 30 inspired her to get into movie directing. “What do I remember ? I remember it was the moment I knew 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 seeing the movie and seeing how it differed to what I thought.”

Did you know that her role in ’13 Going on 30’ was the moment @brielarson knew she wanted to direct?! 😱🎥 #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/vhHVty7zkK

— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 23, 2019

Mind = blown.

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Way, way back in 2004, the rom-com classic 13 Going on 30 came out, starring Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner. But, as it turns out, Brie Larson (also known as Captain Marvel) was also in the early 2000s flick — a fact that Mark, her fellow Avengers: Endgame star didn’t even know.

Entertainment Tonight sprung the news to Mark (also known as Bruce Banner) on the red carpet ahead of Avengers: Endgame being released on Friday.

Brie, only a teen at the time, played a Six Chick — a.k.a. one of the mean girls that Jenna Rink aspired to be like when she was 13. When the ET reporter told Mark that he had, in fact, been in a movie with Brie before Avengers, he responded, “Oh my god. I didn’t know that.”

Uhhh, awkward. Skip to 2:06 in the video below if you feel like watching Mark’s mind get blown:

Fun fact #1: Brie Larson was in ‘13 Going on 30’ with Mark Ruffalo
Fun fact #2: He was just as shook as we were! 😭 #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/nMXs26vOJp

— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 23, 2019

Crazy, crazy. In Mark’s defense, though, it appears that many other folks didn’t draw the connection, either. Glancing on Twitter, the Avengers universe also had a collective freak out moment when they realized that Captain Marvel and the Hulk first crossed paths 15 years ago … in a rom com.

“Brie Larson is a six chick from 13 Going on 30 & I can’t quite look at life the same,” one person tweeted. “Wowwww, Brie Larson was really in 13 going on 30? Had no idea. Seen that movie like 5 times. What the what,” another said.

No effing way! How is the world just finding out Brie Larson was in 13 going on 30??! 😱 #MindBlown
Frickin love that film! #ThirtyFlirtyThriving pic.twitter.com/hpXI9wOYFl

— Rebecca Sharp (@almostgingr) April 25, 2019

What’s even more insane about the whole thing is that Brie herself said that her role in 13 Going on 30 really inspired her to pursue directing.

“The moment I realized that I really wanted to direct,” Brie explained to the same outlet. “I remember paying a lot of attention to where the camera was, the camera moves.”

Huh, the more you know …

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