Back in 1986, Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald starred in Pretty in Pink together. Now, over 30 years later, Blane’s real life son is playing Andie’s son in the Netflix movie The Kissing Booth.
McCarthy told Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly that Sam is making his feature debut in this flick with his former big screen fling. Yesterday, the proud pop got an email from his fictional prom date that reads, “Your son just walked away in a scene and it was just like you. My mind is freaking out.”
Our minds are like totally freaking out too. How freaky deaky is it that he is old enough to have a son how is old enough to act and that son is playing his onscreen girlfriend’s child. The Brat Pack are not supposed to be that old to have kids old enough to act, but they are. Which means I am old and now i am really feeling it.
Can’t we just go back to the days when the only thing we thought about when it came to gossip behind the scenes of Pretty in Pink is if it is true that Ringwald chose not kiss Duckie (Jon Cryer) and that is why we got the ending we got. This new development is just too much for me too handle. Shady Pines!
Say what you want about Molly Ringwald, but she made Pretty In Pink what it is. I could not imagine anyone else but her in the lead role, can you?
Well, Jennifer Beals told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she was offered the part of Andie. She said, “Frankly I am really glad that I didn’t take it because Molly Ringwald is so fantastic in the movie.” Then the Bravo host asked her why she didn’t take it, she told him, “The funny thing about Flashdance I wasn’t in school, the character is not in school, so you are not an age. And I thought if I play somebody who is in high school, then all of sudden I’m back there. And also I was going to college.”
Did she make the right choice? For herself, no. For us, yes. I mean, I can’t imagine loving the movie as much as I do with her in the lead role. I cannot see her being a good match with Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader and Annie Potts. To me, Beals plays every role the same way. Monotone with a hint of bitch. That works for the roles she has been getting since The L Word, but would not have worked in the teen angst classic.
On that note, her next big movie after Flashdance was The Bride with Sting and it stalled her fame until The L Word came out nealry 20 years later. Yes, she continued to act, but no one really knew that she did because the Frankenstein movie was rightfully panned for being pure crap. So awful. Sting should never ever should act. But this not about him, it is about her making the right choice for us.
Pretty In Pink is one of the most iconic coming of age movies for teenagers, but the movie is far from its teenage years. Today, it turned 30 years old. Feel old? Well you can feel like a teenager going to their prom all over again when you download the Digital HD version of it.
Not only do you get a beautiful copy of the movie, you get several bonus features that answers questions fans wanted to know and some they didn’t even know they wanted to know. Did you know that Paramount wanted Jennifer Beals to play Andie? Robert Downey Jr auditioned for Duckie and Charlie Sheen was up for Blane? Even Annie Potts’ role almost went to someone else, but that actress had not perfected her American accent by then. Another fun fact, John Hughes wrote Sixteen Candles looking at Molly Ringwald’s headshot even though he had never met her at that point. He also wrote Pretty In Pink for her.
They also talk about the iconic fashion from the movie. Who went to the prom and who didn’t? That ending. What really happened? Who wore a wig? The record store dance scene was choreographed by Kenny Ortega who did High School Musical and Hairspray.
All of this is told by the cast and crew in 1985 and twenty years later. Craziest part, none of the actors aged. Just like he movie, everything about it is ageless.
Rob Lowe was photographed wearing a hairnet and working as a bus boy behind the counter at a diner, so has the actor, who has 3 shows on the air, hit hard times? Nope, this is just for a scene from tonight’s The Grinder on Fox at 9:30p that was directed by his brother Chad Lowe. To find out why he is dressed like that, we will just have to tune in.
What these photos prove is that even if you try to make Lowe ugly, you can’t.