If you were a kid in the 80s, Adventures in Babysitting needed to be seen. It had everything a classic ’80s teen movie formula calls for. We have our great soundtracks, fashion, slang, nerds, cool jerks, and we also have the amazing Elizabeth Shue. She is Danny Russo’s girlfriend! Score! It is the directorial debut of Chris Columbus. He made some movies you’ve probably heard of, including home alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, those sleepers.
Elizabeth Shue recently shared all the insider info and answered all of our questions about Wild Adventures in Babysitting. Here’s a primer in case you missed it unforgivably: When plans with her boyfriend fail, high school senior Chris Parker (Elizabeth Shue) meets Anderson’s children, Brad (Keith Coogan) and Sarah (Mya). Breton) children. However, what should be a quiet night turns into a series of ridiculous adventures when they leave the house to pick up Chris’ friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller). Soon, Brad’s friend Daryl (Anthony Rapp) joins, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians, and more.
When asked about working with Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale, West Wing), she replies, “Oh. Brad and I became great friends after Adventures in Babysitting, and I actually ended up going out with him! I’m not sure he asked me or I asked him! And it wasn’t immediately after the movie ended. But we went out.(that was) supercute! And his voice! so polite. He was an actor from New York and very funny and cool and sweet and very sensitive, actually, and quite the opposite… What’s the name of his character? Mike! But I haven’t seen him in a long time. It’s good that we’re both still working.”
When asked about working with the young Vincent D’Onofrio as a Thor mechanic (full Metal Jacket came out that same year! Range, people!), she replies, “I remember being so focused one night and caring so much about Thor’s emotional reality. He wanted the character to be felt as a whole, not just No cartoon. It wasn’t, like, talking to people in between. I was really impressed.”
Was she really in that Playboy photo?
“I had pictures taken at the Playboy Mansion!” He flew her from Toronto to LA for the photo. Why? “I have no idea. I think they wanted it to be authentic. Maybe it was a requirement from Hugh Hefner if it was going to be a lazySo there had to be pictures. I’m trying to remember if I met him. I think I might have. But being there was totally surreal. I mean, I was clearly not naked. But I think the film works because it has that edgy. I say “FK,” and I go to the Playboy Mansion.
Ah, yes, the line repeated by all of us caring for the teenage kids of that time. “Don’t fk with the babysitter.” How did it end in a Disney children’s adventure movie?
“Okay, let me tell you a funny thing: My dad wrote me a two-page letter about why I shouldn’t say “fk” in the movie. He said I was a role model for young girls and kids. Will think it’s okay to curse. And I’m like, “No, I have to use that word because it’s street language!” Cut my son to see a movie when he’s 2 or 3. He’s out of the house screaming Going around, “FK! Don’t FK!”
And answering why the film still holds up? “I’m just amazed. I think it’s because of Chris Columbus and [screenwriter] David Simkins and the producers created a story that is telling a classic story. They were also smart enough to give it the edge with a soul underneath. You haven’t heard any pop songs in it – it’s Sam Cooke and the Crystals. It’s part of the dynamic of the film, and it’s very unique and necessary. I am still grateful to be a part of it.” This news was originated from Vulture.
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