Life imitates artwork, particularly for Molly Ringwald.
The actress, who turned 54 on Feb. 18, shared an Instagram submit on the time revealing that her mom by accident forgot her birthday — much like what occurred to her character Samantha Baker within the basic Eighties film Sixteen Candles.
Sharing a textual content message thread between herself and her mother, which passed off on her birthday, Ringwald requested her, “That is it? You do not have anything to say to me at the moment?” earlier than she replied again, “I did not understand it was the 18th at the moment. Completely happy 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 couple of extra years to overlook,” Ringwald’s mom then replied, earlier than the actress responded with a single laughing emoji.
Ringwald captioned her Instagram submit: “Precise dialog with my mother at the moment.”
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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 standard 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 submit on Instagram.
“Fascinated with John Hughes and this birthday we share,” Ringwald captioned a photograph of herself and Hughes. “I wish to think about him someplace making the very best blended tapes.”
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Final yr, 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 shortage 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 total,” added Ringwald, “that I really feel very loving and nostalgic in the direction of the movies I made with John. They occupy an vital a part of my life.”