Life imitates artwork, particularly for Molly Ringwald.
The actress, who turned 54 on Feb. 18, shared an Instagram publish on the time revealing that her mom unintentionally forgot her birthday — just like what occurred to her character Samantha Baker within the traditional Eighties film Sixteen Candles.
Sharing a textual content message thread between herself and her mother, which happened on her birthday, Ringwald requested her, “That is it? You do not have the rest to say to me at this time?” earlier than she replied again, “I did not notice it was the 18th at this time. Joyful birthday! I have not acquired your current within the mail. Will do very quickly.”
“Life imitates artwork,” Ringwald then wrote again, referencing her Sixteen Candles position, the place Samantha’s household forgets her birthday. “How true. It took me a number of extra years to overlook,” Ringwald’s mom then replied, earlier than the actress responded with a single laughing emoji.
Ringwald captioned her Instagram publish: “Precise dialog with my mother at this time.”
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Feb. 18 additionally marks the birthday of the late John Hughes, who directed Ringwald in Sixteen Candles, in addition to different well-liked movies from the ’80s, together with The Breakfast Membership and Fairly in Pink.
Ringwald paid tribute to the director, who died in 2009 on the age of 59, with a publish on Instagram.
“Interested by John Hughes and this birthday we share,” Ringwald captioned a photograph of herself and Hughes. “I wish to think about him someplace making one of the best combined tapes.”
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Final 12 months, Ringwald spoke to Vogue for Fairly in Pink‘s thirty fifth anniversary, the place she defined her “difficult” relationship with the movies that Hughes helmed.
“I acknowledge that these movies are so significant for generations of individuals. I really feel very protecting of them, however on the similar time I even have difficult emotions towards them,” she mentioned. “I positively really feel like they’re flawed, and there are issues I do not like about them — the dearth of range specifically at all times bothers me. I am extra conflicted about The Breakfast Membership and Sixteen Candles than Fairly in Pink, which I really feel is definitely the least problematic of the three.”
“However I’d say general,” added Ringwald, “that I really feel very loving and nostalgic in the direction of the movies I made with John. They occupy an essential a part of my life.”