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Molly Ringwald Was "So Nervous" to Watch The Breakfast Club with Her Kids
Ringwald, who was literally pretty in pink for her Late Night visit, told Seth Meyers that her twins "didn't pick up their phones once, which I think is a triumph."
Molly Ringwald showed up looking pretty in pink on Late Night With Seth Meyers on February 6.
The Brat Pack icon starred in classic '80s teen films such as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink, and in more recent years, on the small screen with roles in Riverdale, The Bear, and Ryan Murphy's Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Now the actress has re-teamed with Murphy for his latest project, Feud: Capote vs. the Swans. In the new FX series she plays Joanne Carson, the second wife of Johnny Carson, the Hollywood legend who hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992.
In Feud: Capote vs the Swans, Ringwald plays a kind person, and she also played nice in Dahmer, which Meyers points out, is a rarity in the Ryan Murphy universe. So when asked if she were to collaborate with Murphy again what would she like to play, her answer was somewhat surprising: "I would like to play a psycho b---."
"I would be thrilled to play something other than a nice person," Ringwald explained. "Although I'm really flattered, and I think it's really nice that he thinks I'm a nice person! It would be fun to play something against type."
We hope you're listening, Murphy.
Molly Ringwald watched The Breakfast Club with her kids and "they didn't pick up their phones once"
Ringwald also spoke to Meyers about showing her kids her movies, and how even though the films came out almost 40 years ago, they still resonate with teens today.
"I saw The Breakfast Club with my daughter when she was 10," Ringwald, whose daughter Mathilda Ereni Gianopoulos is now 20, told Meyers. "Which is really too young to see those movies, but all of her friends had seen them. I think 10 now is more like 13. It was a really incredible experience. I was really nervous she wasn't going to like it."
Ringwald revealed that she recently screened the movie again, this time with her 14 year-old twins Adele and Roman. She told the Late Night Host that she was "really nervous that they weren't going to like it, and they both really liked it. They didn't pick up their phones once, which I think is a triumph."
While discussing the movies, Meyers admitted that "some things have aged maybe not ideally. But also I think one of the wonderful things about those films, if you can get past that, it did talk about things that kids still experience now. Even though in some cases almost 40 years later, and not a lot of movies address them and value kids' intelligence at the level those films did."
Ringwald agreed, saying, "They really do still speak to kids. Mostly because other than the internet, which is huge, it hasn't really changed anything. People are still bullied, people still feel out of place and different, and other, no matter who you are. The amazing thing about The Breakfast Club it was like, we all feel the same. No matter who you are, you have these feelings, and that's a really powerful message for kids."
Don't worry, Molly Ringwald, we will never forget about you.