Molly Ringwald was on redditt yesterday and answered a bunch of questions from people on the site. Unlike other people who have gone on the site, she actually answered questions and didn't run away after five seconds.
It is a pretty fascinating read. Here are some of the highlights.
I read this on IMDB about breakfast club:
“John Hughes almost fired Judd Nelson because of his negative attitude towards Molly Ringwald off camera. Paul Gleason convinced Hughes that Nelson was a great actor and was merely trying to stay in character.”
Is this true? What kind of behavior was going on? How has this impacted the making of the movie?
This is true. I think Judd was doing the method actor thing during rehearsals. He was wearing Bender's clothes and trying to annoy me. I was fine but John Hughes was very protective of me. We ended up having a powwow, led by Ally. I remember her telling me, “We have to get him focused. Like a laser!” I think a bunch of us including myself called John and asked him to reconsider. I am thankful he did.
Hey, is it true you were offered to be the “Pretty Woman” but declined so Julia Roberts took the part?
I think I saw an early draft and it was called “$3,000”. I don't specifically remember turning it down. The script was okay but I gotta say, Julia Roberts is what makes that movie. It was her part. Every actor hopes for a part that lets them shine like that.
If you want to read the rest of it, click here. (Thanks Annie)