Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
Sure, looking at this movie now there are some things that now don't seem quite right (Ted having sex with Caroline while she's passed out, say). But I still have a soft spot in my heart for this iconic '80s teenage romantic comedy.
So tell me: If you could recast this movie today, which actors would you pick for the lead roles?
Part of the charm of Sixteen Candles is the ensemble cast, so I've chosen 7 characters that I think are most central to recast.
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, August 14, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,
Characters to recast:
Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald)
Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling)
Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe)
Ted, "The Geek" (Anthony Michael Hall)
Jim Baker (Samantha's father) (Paul Dooley)
Ginny Baker (Samantha's older sister) (Blanche Baker)
Caroline Mulford (Jake's girlfriend) (Haviland Morris)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt