While visiting a John Hughes film class at USC, Molly Ringwald revealed that future Lord of the Rings ranger/real-life babe Viggo Mortensen nearly stole the role from Michael Schoeffling. “I was 15 years old, and I flew to New York to read with everyone,” she said . “It got to the (final) Jake Ryan shot, and we had the kissing scene. And Michael Shoeffling did not kiss me during the audition—Viggo Mortensen did. He made me weak in the knees.” Ringwald revealed she was gunning for Mortensen, but as we all know, it was a 23-year-old Schoeffling who bagged the role.