Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald were on hand in Austin, Texas for the 30th anniversary screening of a newly remastered version of the classic film, The Breakfast Club.
The movie, which stars Ally Sheedy as the basketcase, Molly Ringwald as the princess, Emilio Estevez as the jock, Anthony Michael Hall as the nerd, and Judd Nelson as the fearless outsider, became a cult classic. And for good reason.
The movie is relatable to just about anyone.
Ally Sheedy said the same thing about The Breakfast Club. She now volunteers as a teacher at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, and she said the movie’s message was clear and meant for everyone.
“You do matter, we are interested in you, and we’re going to tell your story,” she said.
Molly Ringwald recalled the first time she ever read the script. It was sent to her by director John Hughes, a frequent collaborator with Ringwald, as filming for their other classic, Sixteen Candles, was wrapping.
She knew the moment she saw it that she would do it.
“It was the best script I ever read,” Ringwald told ET. “I loved it. I loved everything about it–every character. I knew immediately I wanted to be involved.”
She later added, “It transcends generations. It still speaks to a lot different people because the essential message is we are all outsiders not matter who we are and we all feel alone.”
While the movie was so important to many people, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy both agreed that The Breakfast Club shouldn’t be remade.
Ringwald said, “They should do something that is inspired in some way because when I look back on The Breakfast Club I think it speaks to so many different people but at the same time it’s incredibly white.”
She added, “I think if there was ever another movie that was inspired by, I think it really needs to incorporate racial diversity. Not just racial but all kinds of diversity.”
What do you think of Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald’s opinion that The Breakfast Club shouldn’t be remade? Agree or Disagree?