King and queen of the 80s

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16candleshughes If there's ever a national holiday for 80s fans, I imagine it'd be today. February 18 is the birthday for Molly Ringwald (39) and John Hughes (57). (Also Matt Dillon and John Travolta for that matter.)

Hughes and Ringwald have always had a mystical relationship to say the least. Molly starred in three of Hughes' films: Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. And if he'd had his way, she'd also have appeared in Some Kind of Wonderful (Lea Thompson got the role instead.)

In 1986, Molly interviewed John for an article in Seventeen Magazine. Reading the interview, you get the feeling that you're listening to two best friends talk. Or even a husband and wife. And while nobody has ever implied that their relationship was anything more than a professional one, fans of their work have to envy that type of special connection.

Will their mutual respect eventually lead to another project together? Molly told the Stuck in the 80s podcast back in December that she'd love to work with John again. But in the meantime, she continues to tour with the Broadway production of Sweet Charity while Hughes wraps up production on Drillbit Taylor, a movie he's credited with co-writing. Fans must continue to wait -- patiently.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:21pm]

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