Molly Ringwald starred in so many of John Hughes movies that she is commonly referred to as his muse. She was pretty much the queen of the Brat Pack and was everywhere to be seen in the 90s, from Sixteen Candles, to Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club.
Ringwald managed to make it through the rough teenage years basically untouched. Many of us feel like we’ve changed a whole lot since we graduated high school, but she claims to feel the same as she did back in the day.
Maybe it’s because she had to grow up so fast, and she admits that being a star is not always as glamorous as it appears on the outside. Fame of course has opened lots of doors for her, but it’s a difficult thing to do at such a young age.
When the movies were made, they were so unique compared to everything else. But now, looking back, she’s got some concerns about the content within them. This past year she wrote a piece for the New Yorker, revealing some things she was not fully comfortable with, admitting that John Hughes did in fact break barriers within teen movies, but has left her uncertain of their power to stay.
Sixteen Candles was apparently written just for the character of Molly, whom he saw at a BBQ and decided to take a break from filming The Breakfast Club to write another movie for his muse. Once the filming of The Breakfast Club was done, Hughs wrote yet another film specifically for Molly.