TikTok, meet Jenna Rink. Jenna, meet 2020.
Actress Christa Allen, who we all know and love as the 13-year-old version of Jennifer Garner in "13 Going on 30," is 13 no longer! Now 28, Allen is still acting, but her most iconic role still remains little curly-banged Jenna Rink. You know, the Jenna who wanted to grow up and get junior high over with, who was BFFs with Matty and just couldn't seem to fit in with the Six Chicks.
Allen's been delighting her followers (the Gen Z-ers of which I'd bet are wildly confused) with recreations of her quotable scenes. In one, she puts together the Jenna Rink birthday outfit, complete with the brightest blue eyeshadow, so precisely that I'm surprised she didn't end up taking the costume home with her. In another, she puts on a budget version of the closet scene, chanting her signature, "30, flirty and thriving" (yes, while wearing a blindfold), ending on a glow-up that gives Garner a run for her money.
Oh, and don't think she missed even one detail: She created the video with Madonna's "Crazy for You," which plays over the scenes at Jenna's birthday party in the film. A true professional.
13-year-old Jenna would be quite surprised to grow up and learn about TikTok (things in 1987 were more teen magazines and dollhouses), but she would undoubtedly be the platform's ideal content creator. After all, half of TikTok's user base gets famous by perfecting dance routines, and we all know Jenna Rink's got the moves.
When she's not putting on her "13 Going on 30" hat, Allen gives out tips of all kinds in her videos: for actors starting out in the industry, for skin care, for fashion hacks and more.
Now all we need is a this-Jenna, that-Jenna collab. We know you're out there, Garner.