Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Actor Gets Street Cred For Working With ’80s Icon

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An up-and-coming actor is earning major street cred with his family for landing a gig with ’80s movie icon Molly Ringwald.

Kenny Baumann plays nice guy Ben Boykewich on the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, opposite Molly Ringwald.

Baumann admits his younger sisters were more excited about being able to meet Ringwald than about him scoring a hit show.

He explains, “They’re huge fans of The Breakfast Club, so they were extra excited. It’s really been an unbelievable experience.”

Although Baumann hasn’t actually filmed any scenes with the former Brat Packer, that hasn’t stopped Ringwald from dishing out advice to her younger co-stars.

He says, “Molly is such a sweetheart. She’s a great woman and I’ve learned a lot from her so far. [She’s taught me to] stay grounded, do my thing, and focus on the work.”

The Secret Life airs Tuesdays on ABC Family.

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