Jennifer Garner has revealed that Mark Ruffalo was about to quit 13 Going 30 over this particular scene. A fan-favourite moment from the iconic film has to be the Thriller dance sequence that the duo performs. This was the reason Ruffalo almost walked out of 13 Going on 30 when he saw Garner and Judy Greer’s dance moves and couldn’t keep up with them.

In a recent interview theSkimm, Garner was asked, “What is your favourite memory from 13 Going on 30?’ and she immediately demonstrated a “Thriller” dance move. Garner joked that this scene was the breaking point for Ruffalo in the film. The actor did not realise that he was being pitted against actors who were all dancers while growing up.

“We started to learn the dance. Our first rehearsal, I think it was Mark and Judy and me, and Judy and I were both dancers growing up and poor Mark didn’t know that. And he came in and he hated the rehearsal process so much he almost dropped out,” Garner recalled the practice session.

Ruffalo later weighed in and responded to Garner’s latest revelation in the People’s Instagram comment section. “It didn’t help that it took me 3 hours to learn what Jen mastered in about 20 minutes!”, he commented. Further talking about Ruffalo’s 13 going on 30 character, the actor pointed out that Matty had to be dragged out on that dance floor as well. But after all this time he is grateful he did!”.

Garner and Ruffalo recently collaborated for their first film together since 13 Going on 30, titled The Adam Project. In The Adam Project, the two play the roles of a husband and wife and the parents of Ryan Reynolds’ character Adam. Reynolds plays a man who travels through time to find his father, portrayed by Ruffalo, and save the world in the upcoming movie.

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