Anthony Michael Hall reveals that the Brat Pack didn’t exist and why he’s so excited to play the hero in “Halloween Kill”

Anthony Michael Hall in black sweater and white shoes trousers

Anthony Michael Hall. Lyker Brothers

  • Hall spoke to insiders and revealed that the Brat Pack of the 1980s was nothing more than a media tactic.

  • He also talked about his role at “Halloween Kills” on Friday.

  • Hall also shared that he regrets not leading in “Feliz suddenly one morning.”

When Anthony Michael Hall jumped into Hollywood, he soon became known as a baby-faced sarcastic teen in John Hughes’ movies “16 Candles” and “Breakfast Club.”

It led to immediate stardom and official membership Brat Pack, a creek loved in the 1980s -The label used for actors who appeared in “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” in the famous profile of New York Magazine in 1985.

But today, Hall looks back at all its attention with a stunning eye. Don’t get me wrong: he loved the movie he starred in, he told the insider, but he, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore The idea that Moore, Rob Lowe, and Andrew McCarthy hung out together is a dream caused by the tabloids.

“It didn’t exist,” Hall told a well-known group of insiders.

It took Hall decades to run out of Brat Pack labels, but when he did, he offered impressive performances in movies such as The Dark Knight, Foxcatcher, and War Machine. Re-emerged as a respected character actor. Today, the 53-year-old Hall plays a profound role as one of the leaders in “Halloween Kill.”

In the sequel to the 2018 Halloween release, Hall is a boy terrorized by Michael Myers with his babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in the original 1978 Halloween. , Plays the adult version of Tommy Doyle. In “Kills,” he leads the town in an uprising against Myers.

Hall talks to insiders about being part of a beloved franchise, keeps a record of what the Brat Pack really was, and regrets not leading the classic “Felizbuler Holiday” of the 1980s. I will explain the reason.

Taken from the Breakfast Club movie

(LR) Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall of “The Breakfast Club” were all members of the Brat Pack. Universal

Hall said the Brat Pack did not exist

Over the last decade, you’ve become a truly credible character actor compared to your childhood superstar status. Was it intentional?

I always had this craftsmanship. When I was a kid, I always wanted longevity, so I don’t have much luxury in choosing “what part I play” or things. Oh yeah, I just tried to mix it.

But even when I was a kid doing John Hughes movies and doing “SNL” for a year, I was never in a faction. I’ve never benefited from being a gangster in Hollywood-

OK. Please wait. continue. You can’t say you weren’t in a faction. You were in a faction that started all the factions in modern Hollywood. You were part of the Brat Pack.

Well, I’m going here. It didn’t exist. It was a media ploy. Anyone who was the editor of New York Magazine at the time was founded. “Let’s get all these guys together and let them talk about shit.” The truth is in that time frame, I was at the very young end of the group. I was literally still a high school student. When I did “The Breakfast Club,” Emilio and Judd were in their early twenties, going out and drinking beer, and I was a teenager. So when they did that article, I felt it was a trick to offend them all.

Fellow Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy He said he had never met you.. For real?

Yes. I have never met him.

So my whole childhood was a lie, thinking you were hanging out in the 1980s.

[Laughs.] Also, I think the audience wants the actors they see together in the project to actually be connected in their lives. They are expecting it. People will be like “How about Emilio and Judd?” And it’s like “I don’t know. I haven’t seen him in 14 years.”

Matthew Broderick and Anthony Michael Hall side by side

(LR) Matthew Broderick from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Suddenly” and Anthony Michael Hall from “Breakfast Club”. Universal / Paramount

Hall regrets having passed “Ferris Bueller’s Day Suddenly” when John Hughes wrote a role for him.

Do you regret not making the most of the role of Feliz Buehler or Ducky in “Pretty in Pink”?

Hughes wrote Feliz for me. I couldn’t do Feliz because I was busy with other work. It turned out to be the biggest hit he had at the time.And I thought it was a great movie for [Matthew] For Broderick and John [Hughes]..

Ducky was also written for me. What happened was that when I was a kid John really wanted me to do both projects. Frankly, he was angry and hurt that I didn’t play that role, after which we began to lose contact.

It’s one of the saddest things in my life because I loved the guy. He was my brother to me. I spent a lot of personal time with him. I was his third child. In a way I was their third son because I was hanging out with him, his wife, and two children when we made those films. I had a really close relationship with John.

John Hughes

John Hughes wrote and directed “Ferris Bueller’s Day Suddenly One Morning”. Paul Natkin / Getty Images

Did he hurt you that he didn’t understand that you wanted to spread your wings beyond him?

You need to remember, he wrote all these movies, and he takes things so personally that high levels, as he was still a teenager in some respects There was sensitivity of.

If you could talk to him Before he died in 2009, What do you think he should have done?

I read “Pretty in Pink” and felt it like a reboot of “Sixteen Candles”. The girl wants a handsome kid, and a Dorkie kid is chasing her. For me, it was a duplicate of “16 candles”. But I thought Feliz had a real uniqueness. I thought it was a lot of fun.

Looking back at “Sixteen Candles”, it’s a scene where I’m with the Queen of Proms. Crash Rolls Royce and I break the 4th wall And do I look into the camera? There is a foundation for Feliz. I found it together as a set. He saw it work and led him to create a character like Feliz who is constantly breaking the Fourth Wall.

Anthony Michael Hall holding a bat

Anthony Michael Hall of “Halloween Kill”. Universal

Hall said he learned that Paul Rudd was excited to play Tommy Doyle.

So what do you think of Tommy, who repeatedly survived the “Halloween” franchise? Is he a good person in your eyes?

I totally think so. [“Halloween Kills” director] David Gordon Green gave me this hero part, it’s incredible. Much is said in the film about the spirit of this mob, and in all the social problems that have occurred in the last few years since the film was made, life seems to imitate art.

Since the world has been so crazy, is it different to see it now than when you made it? Hospital riots have this feeling of parliamentary riots.

Yeah, but it’s all a coincidence.

Paul Rudd next to a pay phone

Paul Rudd in “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers”. Miramax film

I know you’re ignoring the “Halloween” sequel that made the Blumhouse movie, but did you dig deeper into how Tommy was portrayed in other Halloween movies?

To be honest, I love what you said. I didn’t do that. [Laughs.] But I fainted in one thing. A few weeks after the shoot, David sent me a text message saying he was called by Paul Rudd and was excited about my role. So I got a blessing from Tommy Doyle in the past.

This interview has been summarized and edited for clarity.

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