In reading New York's Dec 6, 04, profile of Molly Ringwald, "Don't You Forget About Me," I was struck by how unsurprising it is to me that the actress is now treading the boards in NYC and working as a stringer for newspapers. It seems like the kind of thing her Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles characters would have fallen into at some point, years after breaking up with Jake or losing touch with Duckie once he burst out of the closet.
And that more or less sums up the Ringwald curse, doesn't it? She's forever tied to those characters. But it could be worse. She could be a Corey.