›Pretty in Pink is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary! To commemorate, we'll take a look at the cast of the 1986 classic that made teenagers everywhere wish this Romeo and Juliet-esque romance between cliques were their life story as well.
Molly Ringwald - Andie
Molly Ringwald portrays Andie, the leading lady and the ordinary girl that shows us that you just have to be yourself and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. Molly was a familiar face in movies during the '80s; her trajectory is often marked by being part of "The Brat Pack" group, something that followed her until adulthood.
Now she is a mother of three, but she is still acting. Recently she was in Jem And The Holograms, and even though she has never been out of the spotlight, she will always be Andie to me.
Jon Cryer - Duckie
Duckie will always be the official example of the guy in the "friendzone." I am not exactly sure he was the first one we saw in a movie, but he's certainly the first male character I remember to whom the description 'friendzoned' applies perfectly.
We've seen Jon in a variety of roles over the decades, but he's recently vividly remembered for his tenure as the second male in the comedy Two And A Half Men. The role that defined him in the mind of modern generations, but for me, he will always be Duckie.
Andrew McCarthy - Blaine
Andrew's portrayal of Blaine made me fall in love with him when I was just a teenager, but as I grew older I stopped seeing him as the teenage heartthrob mainly because he moved on as well and during the '90s his roles were less focused on romance.
Nowadays he is been appearing in shows like Lipstick Jungle and Royal Pains. Those watching Netflix have probably seen his work on the other side of the screen instead, he's directed five episodes of streaming success OITB.
Annie Potts - Iona
Iona was the epitome of the best friend role in the '80s and she was also a kind of fairy godmother. It was her inspiration that made Andy confident enough to face everyone at prom. And since then, that's been the role of the best friend in movies.
Annie Potts has continued her work in movies and television. She's been in a variety of roles and soon she'll be making a cameo appearance in the female reboot of the Ghostbusters. Currently, she's been making recurring appearances in Chicago Med.
James Spader - Steff
Steff was a hateful character in this film. James Spader has proven he can be adorable, but mostly that he was born to play the horrible hateful guy you want to kill before the end of the movie.
If you don't believe me, just take a look at one his latest credits, even when just voice acting, his performance as Ultron was perfect and on-spot.