Why Molly Ringwald Skipped the ‘Brats’ Doc.

Don’t forget about her.

“Brat Pack” member Andrew McCarthy, 61, explained why Molly Ringwald disappeared from his documentary “Brats,” released Thursday on Hulu.

“She said she would think about it and that was really the end of it.” He told Us Weekly.

“Brats” revolves around the famous 1980s group of stars, their memories of their heyday and their problems with the title.

The circle of stars associated with the label is Emilio Estevez, Ringwald, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Jon Cryer and McCarthy.

Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, and Molly Ringwald. © Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection
Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club. © Global/Courtesy Everett/The Everett Collection
Andrew McCarthy in “The Tramps.” AP

(Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., and Matt Dillon are also sometimes mentioned in association with the Brat Pack, but there is disagreement as to whether or not the designation includes them, as the film indicates.)

Movies include “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Sixteen Candles,” and “St. Elmo’s Fire,” among others.

Directed by and starring McCarthy, the documentary follows McCarthy as he seeks out his former peers — some of whom he hasn’t seen in decades, like Estevez — and has honest conversations with them.

Rob Lowe, Estevez, Sheedy and Moore all appear on screen.

Molly Ringwald is not in the movie “Brats.” Getty Images
Andrew McCarthy. Splash News / SplashNews.com
Andrew McCarthy talks to Lea Thompson in Brats. ABC News/YouTube

But despite being a central figure in the Brat Pack, with her signature short red hair, Ringwald is conspicuously absent, along with Nelson.

McCarthy told the outlet that she had “a lot to actually say in the film,” via archival footage from her own interviews, but admitted it was “awesome” to talk to her.

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“She is very clear and insightful about these things,” he explained. “The brat set is a funny thing. He’s like an octopus – he has these long tentacles that you keep reaching out to and you can either feel it as a hug or as something [else]. People are in different places in their lives.”

Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald in 1986. © Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

McCarthy said he “wanted to talk to 50 other people” about their Brat Pack experiences but “time” and “money” got in the way.

He noted on screen how difficult it was to track down his former compatriots and get them to talk to him.

He said: “Judd is in an undisclosed and unavailable location, and suddenly Rob is in Orlando… My wife said making this movie would be ‘good for my humility’, and now I understand what she was talking about.”

Andrew McCarthy. Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock

In the film, he also explains on screen: “I asked Molly if she liked to talk. She said she would think about it but wanted to keep looking forward.

In April, Ringwald said diverse She felt restricted by the Brat Pack label at the time.

“Not everyone was able to write for teens with the same success [John Hughes] she said about the famous director. “And even though I wanted to take on adult material, I was limited because I was still a teenager.”

She added that the designation “served as a way to push out” actors when they tried to get future roles.

However, Ringwald has continued to have a steady career with work on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” Netflix’s “Kissing Booth” franchise, “Riverdale,” and recent roles in “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer” and “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer.” Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer” by Ryan Murphy. The Feud: Cabot vs. the Swans.”

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As for what projects do you refuse to undertake now?

“I’m definitely done with anything to do with teenagers,” she joked.

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