EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Move Over Bristol Palin, Molly Ringwald Eying Zac Efron

Mar. 11 2010, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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Actress Molly Ringwald spoke with for an exclusive interview about who she would like to guest star on her television show The Secret Life of the American Teenager, what it was like to honor John Hughes at the Academy Awards and a project she is working on called Recipe For A Good Start.

“I’d be very excited if Zac Efron came on because he is my daughter’s dream boat,” Molly said when asked who she would most like to guest star on her show. “The fact that I got to meet Zac Efron at the Academy Awards just made me the coolest mom ever. So he’s the one that comes to mind.” Bristol Palin recently guest starred on the show, although Molly didn’t shoot any scenes with her.

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Director John Hughes was remembered this year at The Academy Awards and Molly said of the tribute that she was “honored to be there and also really, really gratified to know that the Academy had chosen to recognize the impact he has made on films and also the world in general”. She went on to say, “That was really nice to be there and to be able to talk about him and how much he meant to me and meant to all of us.”

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Aside from her TV show, Molly is working passionately on a project called Recipe For A Good Start which she describes as finding recipes that will give children a good start to a healthy lifestyle. “It’s basically a contest where we are asking parents to write in and give their favorite original food recipe and the other part is giving their favorite emotional recipe,” Molly explained. “It’s something that I feel really passionate about because I’m the mother now of three and my oldest daughter is 6-years-old and I’m constantly looking for ways to give her a good start.

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“My go-to recipe tends to be lasagna just because it’s so easy and I know my daughter will eat it. The most important thing to me is knowing that my daughter is eating something that she likes and it’s good nutrition. It’s good brain food for her,” Molly said. “We actually eat what we prepare together at the table, with no laptops on the table, and we spend our time talking about the highs and the lows of the day.”


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