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Ringwald raises hopes for ‘Candles’ sequel

Star of 1980s classic finally read a script she liked
/ Source: The Associated Press

Could it be time to put more candles on the cake?

Molly Ringwald said she’s in discussions to make a sequel to “Sixteen Candles,” the 1984 movie about the obstacles and embarrassments a teen girl faces on her birthday.

The film, directed by John Hughes, shot Ringwald to teen stardom, but she hasn’t appeared in a major role in many years. She said she’s been appearing in theater, small TV and film parts and raising a daughter, now 18 months old.

Ringwald, 37, said she had been approached repeatedly about doing a sequel, but recently read a script that she liked and wanted to star in the movie.

“I’ve turned it down for years. I couldn’t see how it would work,” she said. “Now, it seems right.”

Ringwald was reunited at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday with Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and Paul Gleason, three of her co-stars in 1985’s “The Breakfast Club,” directed by John Hughes.

Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez didn’t show.

“They’re in Africa with Dave Chappelle,” Hall joked.