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Molly Ringwald: I Feel Like “the World’s Oldest Teenager!”

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With back-to-back roles in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink on her resume, '80s teen queen Molly Ringwald still feels like a kid at heart.

"I'm the world's oldest teenager!" Ringwald, now 44, joked to Us Weekly at The Secret Life of the American Teenager's 100th episode party in Burbank, Calif. Thursday.

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Now that she's older, Ringwald's roles have matured — and she's happy to have found a new audience.

"I think teenagers really, really love [the show]. And I've heard that there's also people in my demographic who have gotten really hooked on it."

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The show also helped launch Shailene Woodley's career long before she played George Clooney's daughter in The Descendants. "I don't really think that I need to give her advice," Ringwald said, adding that Woodley, 20, is on track to become "a superstar."

"She's really got it together," Ringwald explained. "She comes from a great family and she has a great foundation, so I totally trust her."

Working on The Secret Life of the American Teenager has been especially rewarding for Ringwald, who has three children with husband Panio Gianopoulos.

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"When I came here, I had a 4-year-old daughter who is now 8, and I became pregnant with twins. Brenda Hampton wrote it into the show so I could continue working, so it's very special to me."

"I wish I would've been a little bit more attractive while I was pregnant! I was not one of those pretty pregnant people!" Ringwald laughed to Us. "But I did have these giant twins inside of me. And everyone was so loving and so supportive of me, so it was a very special time in my life."

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