When actress Molly Ringwald isn’t tweeting photographs of her adorable daughter standing next to a cut-out of Ringwald as the teenage girl Sam in Sixteen Candles, she’s working. Since her days with the late great John Hughes, Ringwald has accomplished quite a bit including writing a book and making appearances on a number of TV shows, most recently on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Keep an eye out for Ringwald in Wishin’ and Hopin’, the major motion picture based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Wally Lamb (She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True). Set in the 1960s the story follows a Catholic school fifth-grader (Wyatt Ralff of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom) who meets substitute (lay) teacher Madame Frechette (Ringwald) who cuts back on the religious curriculum and teaches the students conversational French. Ringwald is fluent in French; she was educated at the Lycee Francaise School in Los Angeles.