Molly Ringwald Reveals What She Really Thinks
Serena Carsley-Mann - June 1, 2018

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

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.
 

Looking back at things, Molly admits that she does not agree with many of the plots from the films, especially so when it comes to the relationship between her character Claire with Bender, who was also sexually harassing or insulting her.

 

Molly feels as though John had a huge blind spot, writing with so much sensitivity, but still missing so many other crucial aspects.   She appreciates the fact that nowadays things have changed and that certain things make us uncomfortable.