Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson
In the classic coming-of-age story “The Breakfast Club,” five high school students spend a Saturday together in detention. During this time, they learn a lot about each other, themselves, and the other students in their group. So that the idea could be shown more clearly, it was decided that two of the actors would play two different kinds of students.
Judd Nelson, who was 25 then, and Molly Ringwald, who was 16 at the time, played characters in the movie that couldn’t have been more different from each other if they tried. But the fact that such young actors were cast in the roles of these characters raised ethical questions.