Molly Ringwald Discusses Being ‘Taken Advantage Of’ As Teen Star

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Molly Ringwald, known for her roles in iconic ’80s teen films, opened up about the challenges she faced as a young actress. On Marc Maron’s podcast, she revealed feeling “taken advantage of” despite her introverted nature and avoidance of the Hollywood party scene. Ringwald acknowledged that “you can’t be a young actress in Hollywood and not have predators around,” but explained that she relied on her “incredible survival instinct and a pretty big superego” to “figure out a way to protect myself.” She expressed concern for her 20-year-old daughter, who is also pursuing acting, “even though I did everything I could to convince her to do something else.” (Variety)