And it was just the group of actors who were working at the time.
I think of Lena Dunham and people who are working with her. So I knew that it was kind of a big deal because of the way adults responded to it in my life. I got to go to a party in New York that was only for all of the people who had been on the cover of TIME magazine, so I got to be in a room with the Clintons, who were Presidents — well, I love how I say — but it was Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary.
That’s something that I’m constantly talking about with my kids. You’re expected to give up so much more of your personal life than you were when I was coming up.I’ve seen Michael [Anthony Michael Hall] the most and have stayed in contact with him.The only one I haven’t really seen is Emilio [Estevez]. Do you think there are celebrities who make up a 2015 version of the “brat pack”? I feel like the brat-pack thing was a fabrication by the press and made us sound like we were all hanging out together and partying.His roles in the '90s were something of a mixed bag, although he impressed playing Bill Gates (ironically, the ultimate geek!John Hughes almost got rid of Judd Nelson because of his attitude toward Molly Ringwald off camera. Vernon, Judd's arch nemesis in the film) convinced Hughes that Nelson was an excellent actor, and was just trying to keep in character, which would account for his teasing of Molly Ringwald while off camera.I thought she was a challenging character because I felt like she was the most unsympathetic just right off the bat.She was not somebody that you immediately felt bad for because she was so privileged. One of the reasons why is because it was filmed in sequence.Ringwald: If somebody told me that we would be on the phone talking about it 30 years ago, I don’t think I would have believed you. There were less chances for it to look incredibly dated.I always loved the movie, I loved it when I filmed it, I just didn’t know it would have the longevity that it seems to have had. The theme is something that is still really relevant today, which is that no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, everyone kind of feels the same, which is that they don’t belong. Did you relate to your character Claire at the time? I wanted to play that character because I felt like she was really different.And fans will now get to see exactly how weird in a previously-deleted scene that features Sheedy's character, Allison, and Molly Ringwald's character, Claire, from the iconic 1985 John Hughes teen dramedy. John Hughes’ 1985 film about five high schoolers from different cliques who spend a Saturday in detention realizing they’re more alike than different is one of the most beloved coming-of-age movies of all time.