A Lizzie McGuire star’s throwback interview has TikTok rolling with laughter.
You may remember the titular star’s pipsqueak little brother Matt McGuire, played by Jake Thomas. In 2001, Thomas did a red carpet interview at the premiere of the animated film Osmosis Jones. Reporter Rachael Fedder asked him what he looked forward to most in the movie. Now 20 years later, his answer has spawned a viral meme.
Jake Thomas’ Osmosis Jones interview
“What are you looking forward to most about this film?” Fedder asked him.
“I think I’m looking forward to cracking up,” the young Thomas answered, earnestly. “I hope I can, you know, totally crack up. I haven’t cracked up in a long time.”
TikTok is cracking up
“After 20 years, I finally have the answer you’ve all been waiting for,” Thomas said in a TikTok with the interview. “I did.”
“Honestly though, I had completely forgotten that this interview even happened, but I was highly entertained when I saw it on a trending tweet. Red carpet interviews are tough as an adult, let alone as an 11-year-old,” Thomas told Newsweek.
“I love all the videos people have made using the sound, 11-year-old me made a total mood, and I’m here for it,” he added.
TikTokers then took Thomas’ “craking up” audio and ran with it.
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