Molly Ringwald’s New Career: Novelist

Molly Ringwald is ratcheting up her writing chops a notch.

Interviewed on Milling About, the ‘80s screen icon—now 42 and a mom of three—chats about what she’d like to do next, now that her first book, this year’s self-help memoir Getting the Pretty Back, has hit the best-seller list.

Molly: Ready to reunite with old Brat Pack pals.

Molly: Ready to reunite with old Brat Pack pals.

“I’m working on my second book, but it’ll be fiction,” Molly tells host Robin Milling.

“I wrote a lot about myself in the first book, so I’m looking forward to writing about characters.

“Everything in life that I find interesting—real people in real situations—inspires me,” she adds.

Molly also discusses the tribute to John Hughes being held at New York City’s Film Society of Lincoln Center Sept. 19-20, at which she’ll be appearing with fellow cast members from the director’s 1985 flick The Breakfast Club: Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall.

(John, who died of a heart attack last year while walking in Manhattan, was of course instrumental in making Molly a star by casting her in that classic, as well as in Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles.)

“I’m really looking forward to it. I thought it was a lovely tribute at the Oscars,” she says. “Just about everybody showed up for it and I was really happy to see that.

“I really feel like I made my peace with him. He became a recluse and really wasn’t working and I wasn’t doing films with him any longer, so I feel proud of the films I did make with him.”

To hear Molly Ringwald’s full interview, click here.

To learn more about the Sept. 20 Breakfast Club screening, click here.

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