Spader Took Pretty In Pink Role To Pay Bills

JAMES SPADER is amazed his role in JOHN HUGHES' Brat Pack film PRETTY IN PINK made him an 80s icon - insisting he only took the part to pay the bills.
Spader rose to fame in 1986 when he starred opposite Molly Ringwald and Andrew MCCarthy in the movie, about social cliques in 1980s U.S. high schools.
The actor was part of a tribute to the late writer/director at Sunday's (07Mar10) Academy Awards.
But Spader admits he didn't watch the telecast, and doesn't understand why he's become such an influence in American pop culture.
He says, "It's funny, you do films, or a TV show, or anything through the course of your career, and your perception of it is so different than anyone else's. For me, I'll do a job because the rent is due and it's just the job. Then you meet someone 20 years later and they say, 'Oh, I saw this film and it was such an important part of my life growing up.'
"It's part of their pop culture growing up and to you it was just a blink. That film was like that... I have no memory of it."


Contactmusic

Tags: James Spader - John Hughes - Pretty In Pink

Advertisement

More James Spader

The Homesman Trailer

George Briggs is a claim jumper who has only ever known a dishonest life. When he finds himself in serious trouble (sat astride an impatient...

Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Trailer Debuted At SDCC And Looked Awesome, Probably.

Marvel kicked off promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron early at SDCC and, as with everything else related to the franchise, they made a massive...

Marvel's Comic-Con Panel Was Packed With "Ultron" Stars And "Guardians" Footage

No one is surprised that Marvel had big things prepared for their Comic-Con panel, after all it’s the biggest industry event of the year. Those,...

If You Go Down To The Woods, You'll Find The Avengers Film Set

Chris Hemsworth has been spotted filming as the hammer-wielding superhero Thor in a British woodland for the upcoming sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The...

Advertisement

‘The Blacklist’ Moves Up In NBC Schedule After First Season Stormer

After an unexpectedly strong winter season, NBC found themselves topping the ratings thanks to the success of the Winter Olympics, The Voice and The Blacklist....

UK Superhero Fans to Get 'The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' First, Before U.S

Marvel have confirmed that the sequel to their astronomically successful Avengers film, ‘Age of Ultron’, will hit UK shores before The US gets its hands...

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": New And Improved (Maybe) Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Character Design Revealed

The Scarlet Witch of the Marvel cinematic universe doesn’t look too faithful to her comic book counterpart, but fans should probably still be glad that...

Five Things To Know About Ant-Man Before The Movie Buzz Begins

Since the recent almost announcement that Marvel have cast Paul Rudd in the title role of the Ant-Man movie, the project seems about 1000% more...

Advertisement

Comments

James Spader Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Spader

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All