Molly Ringwald says she hasn't 'found the strength' to show her beloved '80s movies to her 'woke' 12-year-old daughter

Molly Ringwald, left, in 2019, and in a scene taken from "The Breakfast Club" (1985). Jason Mendez/Universal Pictures/Getty Images
Molly Ringwald stated that she is hesitant about sharing her beloved films from the 1980s with her younger children.

According to the actor, her 12-year-old daughter "woke" may see them as problematic or "troubling".

Andy Cohen, SiriusXM: "I don't know how to go through that," she said.

Molly Ringwald was a star in many of the most famous teen dramedies ever made, but she worries that her children might find them "troubling."

John Hughes directed three films that made him famous: "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Breakfast Club" (1985), and "Pretty in Pink" (1986).

Ringwald, a mother to three children, told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM she doesn't have the "strength" to play her iconic roles with her twins, Adele and Roman.

Ringwald stated that Adele, her 12-year-old daughter, is "the most awake individual you have ever seen." "I don't know how that's going to happen, but I can't watch it with her, and she'll be saying, 'How did you do that?' "How could you possibly be part of this?

Ringwald stated that there are "elements", in films she views as homophobic. However, she also called their moral value "complicated."

"On the other side, they also concern people who feel like outsiders. She said that they spoke to many people. "I think that's what makes movies so wonderful," she said.

Molly Ringwald and Adele, her younger daughter, at an event in 2019 Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

She continued, "It's also an issue I wanted to talk about - elements that I find troubling or want to change in the future – but that doesn’t mean at any point that I want them erased." "Those movies are something I am proud of and have a lot affection for."

Ringwald had previously seen "The Breakfast Club" together with Mathilda, her oldest daughter (age 10 at the time). In an essay for The New Yorker, she wrote about her "surreal" experience. It also included a discussion on how the film might be viewed as sexist and problematic during the #MeToo movement.

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Cohen was told by Ringwald that it was an intense emotional experience and that she couldn't watch it with her two children.

In an interview with Newsweek, she described Mathilda's experience as "draining" last month.

She also stated that Adele and Roman "keep asking" for the films to be viewed.

Ringwald stated, "I believe that I must do it. Otherwise I'm going to miss my window."

She posted an Instagram photo of Adele in "Pretty in Pink" the next day and wrote, "First Time." She is #teamduckie

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