Bethany Cosentino + Molly Ringwald

Bethany Cosentino is a singer, songwriter, and front woman for the acclaimed indie­ rock band Best Coast, whose new album, California Nights, is out May 5. Molly Ringwald’s roles in the landmark ’80s films Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club continue to inspire young women (including Bethany) 30 years later. In the following Thread, they chat about their horoscopes, the perils of the spotlight, and a shared desire to converse with their cats.

“It can be really hard to grow when you’re under a microscope of sorts.”


“…Just the fact that I have managed to survive in this crazy business without dying young or going crazy should give me some sort of authority.”


Read the annotated conversation