The actors joked that they don't want to wait another 18 years to work together again.
Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner starred in the beloved romantic comedy, 13 Going On 30, way back in 2004. The actors reunited again for the upcoming action-comedy, The Adam Project. Ryan Reynolds stars in the film as a man who travels back in time to meet up with his younger self (Walker Scobell). He also meets younger versions of his parents, played by Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner. During a press tour, the former co-stars even joked about making a 13 Going On 30 sequel while on Good Morning America.
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Jennifer Garner explained how their roles in The Adam Project felt like an extension of their 13 Going On 30 characters, Jenna and Matty's relationship. “[Director Shawn Levy] kind of dangled the idea of Mark and me doing this together, and I was like, ‘Look, I don’t even have to read it. I’m in. I would love to work with Ryan and you. I would love to do this, and if you can bring Mark Ruffalo and me together, I’d be so happy,’” Garner told Good Morning America on March 1. “It was so powerful that it was just like, ‘We can’t even look at it. We just have to go in and do it.’” “We feel like the history of Matty and Jenna and all the sweet love people give 13 Going on 30 really adds to the feeling of the movie,” she continued, “and it really does feel like a continuation in a way.” “It feels like Matty and Jenna tied the knot... again,” Ruffalo said of the movie, as he and Garner shared a pack of Razzles for old-times’ sake.
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"Now would be a great time to make a sequel to 13 Going on 30," Ruffalo said. "Yeah, we were thinking maybe 50 Going On 80. Would that work?" Garner joked. "Yeah, and then in 10 years we could do 65 going on 90. We could franchise the hell out of this," Ruffalo added. "We won't go another 18 years [without working together] for sure. I'll just haunt you, you have to like hire me for something," Garner replied. "No, it's over. This is going to be a yearly thing," Ruffalo shared. When asked what it was like playing Reynolds' parents, the pair had nothing but kind words for the Deadpool star. "Um, you know, he does not make his bed, first of all," Garner joked. "I mean, Ryan is just... We just love that guy." "He's amazing," Ruffalo added. Garner continued, "He's heaven. He killed it every single day. He's amazing. Honestly, watching last night, he is a pure movie star in this movie." Ruffalo added, "I'm proud of my boy."