Thirty years ago, The Breakfast Club opened in theaters. John Hughes’ 1985 film about five high schoolers from different cliques who spend a Saturday in detention realizing they’re more alike than different is one of the most beloved coming of age movies of all time.
In light of the anniversary—and the re-release of the movie in March—TIME caught up with Molly Ringwald, who played Claire Standish, the princess of troublemakers, and turned 17 after the film premiered.
When she is not acting, Ringwald is a jazz musician, touring to promote her 2013 album Except Sometimes, and author of the “Ask Molly” advice column forThe Guardian. Her next film will be Jem and the Holograms, the big-screen adaption of another 1980s classic.
Here’s why Ringwald says no one will forgetThe Breakfast Club anytime soon.
TIME: So what are your initial thoughts about The Breakfast Club,
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