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Jon Cryer gives insight into the Andrew McCarthy controversy

Cryer's evaluation of him back then was "very true," according to the 'BRATS' director and writer

The Hot Shots! actress, 59, took part in McCarthy’s documentary film BRATS, about a group of performers known as the “Brat Pack” in a 1985 New York Magazine story about youthful Hollywood stars in the 1980s who created coming-of-age films at the height of their careers.

During an interview after the film’s screening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Friday, June 7, Cryer was candid about what he thought of McCarthy, 61, when they co-starred in the 1986 rom-com Pretty in Pink, opposite Molly Ringwald.

Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, and Andrew McCarthy are all seen at the 'BRATS' premiere on June 7, 2024.
Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, and Andrew McCarthy are all seen at the ‘BRATS’ premiere on June 7, 2024

“When we had done Pretty in Pink together, we did not get along because he was a d—,” claimed Cryer, who portrayed Ringwald’s character Andie’s closest friend Duckie in the film.

“That’s very true,” remarked McCarthy, who portrayed Blane, a wealthy but sensitive playboy, of Andie’s predicament, since both youngsters had affections for her.

Demi Moore, who featured alongside McCarthy in St. Elmo’s Fire, disagreed with Cryer during the interview.

“Well I didn’t think he was a d—,” the Ghost actor added, to which Cryer responded, “Well he wasn’t a d— to you.”

Moore, 61, agreed and explained why she chose to participate in BRATS, which McCarthy created and produced.

“My heart swelled when I got that call, and just a flood of joy, and I feel like I hadn’t thought about the effects of that time,” she said, adding that many of the actors who were considered part of the Brat Pack at the time “lost each other” over those years because they felt pressured to make a name for themselves on their own.

Cryer and McCarthy reconciled their problems in the green room of The View in 2012, and they discussed it at the BRATS premiere.

“It was a lovely moment,” Cryer stated, and McCarthy admitted that he apologized to his former co-star.

“Just a little.” But it was beautiful because it was so evident in a moment that we were teens, which does not, in any way, define who we are today, and it was just so nice. “It was instantly warm,” the Two and a Half Men actor stated of their talk.

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