Demi Moore reveals her single regret over Brat Pack reunion documentary: 'My only wish'

Demi Moore reveals her single regret over Brat Pack reunion documentary: 'My only wish'

"In general, none of us really liked the idea of being called brats, or that we weren't professionals or didn't take our work seriously," Moore tells EW.

Demi Moore was all smiles in the first trailer for the upcoming Brat Pack reunion documentary Brats — but she reveals to Entertainment Weekly that her only regret over the film was not being able to share that joy in person with her former costars from the iconic '80s Hollywood collective.

After decades-old stories alleging past tension between the ensemble that popularized a score of era-defining films like The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and St. Elmo's Fire, Moore says she "had no reservations" about re-teaming with actor-turned-filmmaker Andrew McCarthy for the documentary, which sees the director interview various Brat Pack members about their lives and careers.

However, Moore explains that participants — including Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Lea Thompson, and Jon Cryer — didn't all film in the same space.

<p>Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett </p> Demi Moore and Rob Lowe

Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett

Demi Moore and Rob Lowe

"I had such a great time sitting down and talking with [McCarthy.] I'm sad there wasn't an opportunity where we were all sitting in a room together, talking," Moore tells EW during an interview for her Cannes breakout The Substance, a body horror film that earned a sustained standing ovation at the prestigious French film festival last weekend. "That's my only wish. It's something very unique to all of us that we experienced."

The 61-year-old actress feels that McCarthy "did a wonderful job," and promises that "the documentary is so good" in its exploration of the Brat Pack legacy: "It was such an interesting, curious thing. We all had different experiences. [The Brat Pack] was very impactful for Andrew, and shifted the direction of his career," she continues.

Moore admits that "none of us really liked the idea of being called 'brats,' or that we weren't professionals or didn't take our work seriously," referencing the "Brat Pack" title that was given to the actors via writer David Blum's 1985 New York magazine cover. Blum also appears in the film, marking the first time he and McCarthy have appeared together for an on-camera interview.

<p>Hulu</p> 'Brats' documentary poster


'Brats' documentary poster

She also recalls that she and fellow Brat Pack member Lowe "didn't attach too much" to the title, and feels "really lucky and grateful to have been part of this shift" in Hollywood focusing on stories "told about young people," which hadn't help much weight in the industry prior to the ensemble's surge in popularity.

In the first preview for the documentary, McCarthy sets out to contact his former costars one by one, traveling to many of their homes for rare interviews about a subject that was clearly sensitive to many of them. McCarthy recounts the friends' struggle with living up to expectations and defying others — particularly the stigma surrounding the "Brat Pack" moniker.

"You've not been interested in talking about the Brat Pack for years," McCarthy tells Estevez — who admits he turns "everything down" — in the clip. "You called me," Estevez adds. "It was time that we cleared the air on a couple of things."

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Outside of Brats, Cryer recently revealed on an episode of The View that he and McCarthy settled an age-old conflict backstage at the ABC talk show after remembering that they didn't get along on the set of Pretty in Pink.

"It was because there was tension. Interestingly, I saw him backstage, and we had a lovely time; we had a great talk," Cryer told the View cohosts in February, referencing a 2012 edition of the series that saw Cryer and McCarthy cross paths as they joined the program to promote different projects.

"At any rate, what I realize now ... [is that] he was already struggling with alcoholism back when we were shooting that movie. I'd projected all this stuff on him at the time. I thought he was this sullen guy that doesn't want to talk to me. We're enemies [as characters] on the movie, but that doesn't mean we can't be friends," Cryer continued. "But we just had no rapport whatsoever at the time. I found out later he was going through some tough stuff. That was such a lesson for me; it's all about projection. You never know."

Moore also re-teamed with Ringwald, who's not listed in the credits or the trailer as a Brats participant, for their Emmy-buzzed FX series Feud: Capote vs. the Swans.

Brats streams June 13 on Hulu.

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