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Matthew Broderick hesitated to play Ferris Bueller

Quarantined with BruceThe actor worried about the 1986 film’s title Ferris turns blue – still one of his most famous – would pigeonhole him as someone who speaks to the camera. “Data-reactid =” 17 “> As he revealed in the Thursday edition of Sirius XM’s Quarantined with Bruce, the 1986 actor worried that the title part of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – still one of his most famous – would draw him as someone talking to the camera.

Ladyhawke He talks to the camera a little. You know, when you’re young or just starting out, you think, ‘I have to do something different. ‘“” Data-reactid = “22”> “I thought [the script] was great, and I had a little hesitation about just doing it [the plays] ‘Brighton Beach [Memoirs]’and’ Biloxi [Blues]”Broderick said,” I thought, ‘Wow, I’m talking to the audience, just like in these pieces … and even in [the 1985 movie] Ladyhawke, he’s talking to the camera a little. You know, when you’re young or just starting out, you think, ‘I have to do something different. ‘“

Bueller is known to have broken the fourth wall multiple times when he left school for a memorable day with his girlfriend and best friend during his final days of high school. Writer and director John Hughes used the technique of storytelling to illustrate Ferris’ plan to fake illness in order to stay away from school.

Matthew Broderick didn’t take the chance to become Ferris Bueller. (Photo: Bruce Glikas / WireImage)


While Broderick wondered if making the film was the right thing for his career, everyone else encouraged him to do it. The actor knew Hughes was “known as the [Steven] Spielberg of the teenage film at the time ”, which released several hits from 1984 with Molly Ringwald and other so-called Brat Packers. For one thing, Broderick’s agent was about that.

“My memory is, before I hung up, he was like in the room behind me and said, ‘Yeah, you should do it.'” Broderick recalled. “He flew to New York. ‘I’ll see you tomorrow then. Let’s just stop talking about it now, see you tomorrow. “And he came and was suddenly in the room with me and said,” Yeah, I think you should do it. “

Matthew Broderick addresses the audience on Ferris Buellers Day Off. (Photo: CBS via Getty Images)


More than three decades after the iconic film was released, Broderick admitted, “He was right.”

Hughes’ films eventually won over the actor.

The star made another wise decision in 1997 when he married fellow actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The two celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary this year.

“I don’t know,” said Broderick when asked about the secret of their long association. “I keep reading Communications and she’s my best friend. Uh, any stereotype you want? “