Fans of the totally '80s and truly outrageous fictional cartoon band Jem and the Holograms, rejoice: Jem has been reborn in a live-action feature of the same name. We spent time with costars Aubrey Peeples (Jem/Jerrica) and the iconic Molly Ringwald (Aunt Bailey) to talk about the making of their new movie and, at the same time, put them to the test. Let's see how they did.
What was the first thing Aubrey thought when seeing Molly on set the first day?
AP: What'd you write? 'Wow! It's that girl from...' [laughs] That too! I mean, there was a lot going through my mind.
MR: [To Aubrey] You write so fast!
What was the first thing Molly thought when seeing Aubrey on set the first day?
AP: Aw! That's so nice! Thank you!
MR: I like this.
What is Molly most likely doing when she’s in between scenes on set?
AP: I don't know if you're gonna remember doing this.
MR: That's true!
AP: We have so many pictures from when you took pictures of us and we didn't know that you were taking pictures.
MR: Oh yeah! I was all investigative.
AP: I was like, "Molly Ringwald just sent us a selfie."
MR: I was also transcribing that interview I did with Matilda for This American Life forever. It took a long time.
AP: I did not know that.
What is Aubrey most likely doing when she’s on set in between scenes?
AP: I did watch all of those. They're amazing, by the way. Are her new ones on your Facebook page?
MR: No, she has her own Vimeo channel.
AP: Is it private or can I go see it?
MR: I think it's public, actually, yeah!
AP: She's amazing. A mini-filmmaker.
What’s Molly’s favorite ’80s movie?
AP: I've read the book — I haven't seen that.
MR: It's really good.
What’s Aubrey’s favorite ’80s movie?
AP: You were close!
What would Molly say is the craziest thing that happened while making this film?
AP: It really isn't that crazy...
MR: [To Aubrey] What did you write? Oh yeah!
What would Aubrey say is the craziest thing that happened while making this film?
MR: I'm a quick study.
In the spirit of the original, what is Molly’s favorite cartoon?
AP: Oh, Adventure Time!
And what’s Aubrey’s favorite cartoon?
MR: I have no idea.
AP: What did you write?
MR: The Peanuts!
AP: Oh yeah, I'm into the classics. Every Halloween you've gotta watch the island episode [of Scooby Doo].
MR: But which character [is your favorite]?
AP: Oh, Shaggy!
MR: Of course, Shaggy.
And finally: Who’s more likely to utter the phrase “truly outrageous” IRL?
AP: Stef said it constantly on set.