Molly Ringwald was a popular actress in the 1980s because to her appearances in box office successes like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club. Ringwald turned down the lead part in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman because she felt the narrative unappealing. Ringwald had a hunch that the movie’s premise was “icky,” despite Julia Roberts’s stellar performance. In a recent interview, Ringwald said that early in her career, she had a hard time finding jobs that were a good fit for her. She wanted to play deeper, darker parts, but she never had the chance. As a result, she was passed up for parts in critically acclaimed films like Working Girl and The Silence of the Lambs. Ringwald’s openness and candor in reflecting on her experience serves as a reminder that even highly accomplished and gifted performers may encounter setbacks and frustrations in their careers. Actors and actresses, despite their gorgeous public personas, are human beings just like the rest of us.