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November 16, 2021

Molly Ringwald: Avoid Absorbing Too Much Pain

Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, The Kissing Booth 3) joins us to discuss the things she admires and regrets about starring in John Hughes’ movies. Mayim and Molly bond over their early roles on Facts of Life, coping with rejection at an early age, and Mayim opens up about why she has resonated with many of Molly’s roles. Molly reveals the reasons she left Hollywood to move to France in her early 20’s, and considers whether the responsibility of art is to change or reflect society. She discusses starting therapy as a teenager to treat depression and anxiety and her meditation processes, from body scans to gardening. Mayim considers the ways anxiety can be tied to the prevalence of technology in another installment of Ask Mayim Anything.

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Molly Ringwald

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Avoid Absorbing Too Much Pain

Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, The Kissing Booth 3) joins us to discuss the things she admires and regrets about starring in John Hughes’ movies. Mayim and Molly bond over their early roles on Facts of Life, coping with rejection at an early age, and Mayim opens up about why she has resonated with many of Molly’s roles. Molly reveals the reasons she left Hollywood to move to France in her early 20’s, and considers whether the responsibility of art is to change or reflect society. She discusses starting therapy as a teenager to treat depression and anxiety and her meditation processes, from body scans to gardening. Mayim considers the ways anxiety can be tied to the prevalence of technology in another installment of Ask Mayim Anything.

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Check Out Molly Ringwald's Website

Keep up with all of Molly's acting, writing, videos, music, and a whole lot more!!

Molly's Article "What About The Breakfast Club?"
Read Molly Ringwald's article for the New Yorker where she revisits the movies of our youth in the age of #MeToo...
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Molly's Short Film "I'll Be Your Fever"
in the book, How to Get Into Our House and Where We Keep the Money is about a widowed father and his brilliant, alternately adorable and maddening six-year-old daughter, Stella. “I'll Be Your Fever” is about love, loss, grief, and the torment a parent can feel for the person they love the most. (Parents, you get me, right?)
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When It Happens to You: Tales of Love, Loss, and Betrayal
Molly Ringwald mines the complexities of modern relationships in this gripping and nuanced collection of interlinked stories.
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