8. Originally, Hughes pictured The Breakfast Club star Anthony Michael Hall as Duckie. But the star passed, thinking it was too comparable to his previous function as the Geek in Sixteen Candles.
“It was shocking to John because John felt like he was his son,” Deutch informed Den of Geek. “He felt really near him. You understand, all those kids from Breakfast Club resembled his household.”
9. After Hall passed, Ringwald promoted “someone like Robert Downey Jr.” since “he was different, and he was quirky, but it was completely imaginable that we would end up together,” she described in You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried. Michael J. Fox was likewise supposedly thought about.
10. Of course, Jon Cryer would go on to make Duckie Dale a renowned character. “He walked in and he was my guy,” Deutch informed Gora.
11. But his co-stars didn’t actually like him, with Cryer describing in his 2015 narrative, “I think they were irritated by me from day one. Molly and Andrew were very reserved people, and I’m a very outgoing person. That could have worked out great, that dynamic, but it didn’t.”
And he wasn’t incorrect, as McCarthy confessed to Gora, “Jon was very Duckie-like when we were making that movie. He was very sweet and very needy, and I had no patience for it.”