Why Molly Ringwald calls herself the 'Teenage Buddha'

Molly Ringwald has been a staple in many coming-of-age movies since the ’80s like "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles." Which is why, when she stopped by BUILD to talk about her new movie “All the Small Moments,” she joked about her love for the genre. Calling herself the "teenage buddha," Ringwald explained why these dramas were a fit for her. 

“People want to have me in their movie if there are teenagers involved, and just rub my belly and it will bring good luck” she laughed.

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But she quickly switched gears and explained why being a mom on screen was so important. “I’ve played a lot of moms… and mostly the mom’s are there to service the male story, but this was different… she’s going through her own thing and I liked that she had this very complete storyline.” 

Ringwald’s new film is about a couple on the verge of divorce and their teenage boy who deals with the trauma by becomes obsessed with an older woman. “There are people who have been watching me forever… they’ve already gone through their adolescence with me and now they are going through their midlife crisis with me. “

Watch her full interview below.

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