Why didn't Todd Bridges star in John Hughes' film, "The Breakfast Club?"

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Why didn't Todd Bridges star in John Hughes' film, "The Breakfast Club?"



Ben Hoffman sits down with former "Diff'rent Strokes" star Todd Bridges to discuss his new autobiography, "Killing Willis." In this exclusive outtake, Todd tells the story of meeting John Hughes and the possibility of being cast in "The Breakfast Club." Except, it turned out, Hughes and his producing partner had no idea how to write about black kids' lives.

Watch the full interview from infoMania here.

Source: Current.com



will.15's Avatar
Semper Fooey
He's right about how you write for blacks. There was this right wing black radio show host, Larry Elder (no longer on the air) who was talking about some TV writer he knew who complained the network on some sitcom he was working on insisted they add a Black member to the cast and the white writing staff didn't know how to write for Blacks. And Elder took the writer's side. And I'm thinking, it's not rocket science. You develop an interesting character and you hire a black person to play the part. That's it.