Friday, November 4, 2016

You're old bitch!

Molly Ringwald surprised to be offered Shirley MacLaine role

By Ian Mohr November 3, 2016   New York Post


When “Sixteen Candles” star Molly Ringwald, now 48, was offered a role in the off-Broadway version of the 1983 tear-jerker “Terms of Endearment,” she assumed she’d play the part originated by Debra Winger. Turns out the role was that of the older family matriarch played in the film by Shirley MacLaine.
Ringwald revealed at an ICP Spotlights Q&A it was Laurie Simmons, the artist mom of Lena Dunham whom she met last year and became close with, who talked her into the role. After all, MacLaine was just 49 when she played it.

8 comments:

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I don't like it, the way you so casually refer to women who have done nothing to you, or to anyone you know, as a "bitch."

A gentleman does not do that.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

To be fair, Troop does not claim to be a gentleman and he kids because he loves...sorta.

Trooper York said...

That is exactly right. A gentlemen would never do that.

That's why I did it. I am not a gentlemen. Or a scholar. Or an elite.

If I had to pick a sobriquet I would choose gavone.

Trooper York said...

Or loudmouth obnoxious vulgarian like my hero.

You always want to be compared to your leader when you are in a cult.

Sixty Grit said...

Molly was disrespectful to Lilian Gish, so to hell with Molly.

Methadras said...

I so had a crush on Molly during 16 candles. I don't know why?

ricpic said...

Debra Winger was a shaina maidel. Now she's probably a suburban matron. But zaftig, still zaftig.

William said...

If that role makes Molly feel old, she should see how I feel about it.