My sister Kim used to tell me all the time growing up that I looked like Molly Ringwald. Often I would get that from other people too. I think she's a beautiful actess, and especially love her in Sixteen candles, so I always liked it when people said that. But, its been awhile since someone has likened me to her... until just last week. A patient I had told me that I reminded her of Molly Ringwald, but the funny thing was that she was like 20. Not the age I would've expected to be knowledgeable about her. But now that I'm typing this I'm wondering if it was the older version she is talking about...hmm, I hope not!
A funny memory I have is when Kim and I went to Disneyland about 6 years ago she came up with the idea to try to pretend I was the real Molly and to come running up to me like a huge fan wanting an autograph to see if anyone else would believe it. Well, we walked about 30 feet away from each other, then she started running towards me yelling, "Molly?! Molly Ringwald?! Is that really you?" I couldn't help it, I started laughing really hard and ruined the whole master plan. Everytime I think of that, I can't help smiling.
Anyway, here is an ode to Molly Ringwald, who I may have once looked like her, and the Trailer for Sixteen Candles