The star shared a video to Instagram on Friday, Dec. 4 that shows her slowly emerging from a pool in the same way that her character Sydney Bristow did in a classic scene from the ABC spy series Alias. The new video points out how silly the scene was, but it also reminds everyone that Jennifer looks as incredible as ever.
The 13 Going on 30 star juxtaposed the actual Alias moment above her current-day recreation for the perfect comparison, much to her representatives' apparent chagrin.
"I am awfully grateful for everyone in this community," she captioned the post. "To celebrate all 10 million of you, here is THE video I promised my manager (hi, @nksolaka) and my publicist (hi, @mereowass) I would never post."
The 48-year-old mother of three added, "At some point in 2021, Ladies, I will try to look cute just for you. #thankyou."
Among the celebs who commented on the hilarious footage was Gina Torres, who had a recurring role on Alias as rival spy Anna Espinosa. "the Best!" Torres wrote, adding laughing and heart emojis.
The original pool scene is from the season 2 episode "Double Agent" that aired on Feb. 2, 2003. The song "Moving in Stereo" by The Cars accompanied the footage and can be heard on the Instagram post.
Alias ran for five seasons before coming to an end in May 2006. It was created by J.J. Abrams and helped launch not only Jennifer's career but also those of leading men Michael Vartan and Bradley Cooper.
For her role as the butt-kicking CIA operative, Jennifer won both a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, along with picking up four Emmy nominations.
Of course, if it were up to us, she'd win all the awards for this delightfully self-effacing tribute. Check it out in the post, above.