Oh my. Oh my, oh my. Guys, are you sitting down? Please, sit. Take a seat. Get comfy for this week’s edition of “10 [Remember MySpace?] Survey Questions With…” because this week we talk with the phenomenal …Molly Ringwald.
I have intense love for all things Molly Ringwald. You guys know this. It’s like one of those things that I just can’t explain and don’t really feel I need to.
She is a cultural icon in every single sense of the word. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, For Keeps… but that’s not all. In fact, that’s just where she began. She is a ridiculously talented vocalist (with a Jazz album debuting Spring 2013), a gifted theatre actress (having starred in Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned To Drive, as “Sally Bowles” in the Broadway production of Cabaret, the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Enchanted April, and the London production of When Harry Met Sally, to name a few). She currently plays Anne Juergens on ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager.
Molly’s also an acclaimed author. In her first book, Getting The Pretty Back, she shared intimate and candid experiences, stories and advice with her readers. And proving she has the talent to do basically everything, her new book When It Happens To You: A Novel In Stories debuted August 14th: I couldn’t put it down.
I asked Molly where she was when she realized she wanted to write When It Happens To You:
“I was on a set when I started having the idea for the title story, and luckily I had a lot of time. (I think I had one line at the very end of the scene.) So I started taking notes on my phone that kept getting longer and longer. I used to write notes on little scraps of paper that I would promptly lose, so it is nice to have them all in the same place.”
On the one piece of advice regarding relationships that she can share with HelloGiggles, she says: “Never get involved with a man who doesn’t love and respect his mother.”
In When It Happens To You, Molly examines the complexities of the many kinds of adult relationships. She completely gets it: love, loss, heartbreak, joy, and the complications of life. For someone so associated with being a teenager, in When It Happens To You, Molly Ringwald proves she knows a thing or two (or three, or four) about being an adult.
“10 [Remember MySpace?] Questions With… Molly Ringwald”