TODAY | May 08, 2013
>>> molly was a teenage idol, just saying the name molly ringwald counsel injures up the classic movies, and who of course could forget jake ryan and samantha in "six teen candles."
>> she's now showing us another side of her. she recently released a new cd , a homage to the great american songbook and her dad, i have a feel. it's called "except sometimes."
>> written by hoggie carmichael.
>> was it fun choosing the songs?
>> it was. it was a bit hard, because i wanted to pick standards, but i wanted to pick songs that haven't been recorded add gnawsium by every single alive. so the songs in my album, they're standards, but a bit more obscure.
>> tell us about your musical background. your dad was a musician.
>> my father is a jazz musician , bob ringwald. he's a bit more traditional jazz , and i'm a little bit -- you know, still not super contemporary, but, you know, i'm not singing betsy smith and louie armstrong like my dad.
>> do you wonder what he thinks?
>> he loves it. i think he's my biggest cheerleader, so happy i have come back to music.
>> there is a song on your album which we are all familiar with called "don't you forget about me." was that an easy pick?
>> when i recorded the cd , it wasn't that long after john hues passed away, he was very much in thigh thoughts and i thought it was a tribute.
>> and what you're doing now it touring with the album? will the band be going with you?
>> yes, we are. we are playing in new york city at the uridium, tonight and tomorrow night. we're kind of going all over the place. to australia, new zealand for a month.
>> what kind of feeling do you have on the stage? is it difficult from acting?
>> it's similar to acting, but i would say of all the things that i do, i think it's the most joyful, that and parenting, you know, writing is kind of torturous. you know, acting is easy, but this is definitely the most joyful.
>> it's great, discovering all facets of yourself, which is what life is all about.
>> your kiddos will be traveling with you. tell us about your kids?
>> what do you want to know? there they are. my eldest, matilda is 9 1/2, and those are my 3 1/2-year-old twins.
>> look at that cute man.
>> and that's my adorable husband.
>> we're going to see matilda today?
>> i would love to see it. i would love to. i'm a bit busy this time.
>> sorry, you're the one that put out the cd , you know? a lifetime dream.
>> well, we're happy for you. good luck with the cd .