Mark Ruffalo almost danced his way out of “13 Going on 30.”
“We started to learn the dance,” Garner, 48, prefaced the story. “Our first rehearsal, I think it was Mark and Judy [Greer] and me, and Judy and I were both dancers growing up and poor Mark didn’t know that.”
Fans of the hit movie remember that the famous dance scene features a plethora of partygoers who moved in lockstep to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
“[Ruffalo] came in and he hated the rehearsal process so much, he almost dropped out,” Garner added.
Though Ruffalo, 53, was not a fan of the choreography, the “Avengers” star ultimately nailed the dance routine and the film went on to be a major box office success — earning a total of $96.5 million worldwide.
Garner and Ruffalo are set to reunite on-screen for the film, “The Adam Project” — their first film together since “13 Going on 30.” The two will star alongside Ruffalo’s fellow Marvel cohorts Ryan Reynolds and Zoe Saldana in the upcoming sci-fi flick.
In an appearance on “Good Morning America,” Garner spoke on “The Adam Project” and noted that it was “wonderful” to reunite with Ruffalo.
“It was wonderful,” Garner stated. “We were playing a married couple and we just had this instant comfort and obviously there’s just such a connection and a warmth. It was actually a really beautiful experience to revisit that relationship.”