'He Has Hair' (Exclusive): Jon Cryer Says He Isn't Still Mistaken for Fellow '80s Heartthrob Matthew Broderick

Jon Cryersays that the days of him being confused with Matthew Broderick are long over

Published Time: 08.06.2024 - 23:31:19 Modified Time: 08.06.2024 - 23:31:19

Jon Cryersays that the days of him being confused with Matthew Broderick are long over.

While attending the world premiere of Andrew McCarthy's new documentaryBRATS as part of theTribeca Film Festival in New York City on Friday, June 7, Cryer, 59, reflected on being compared to Broderick, 62, at the height of their Brat Pack days.

When asked by PEOPLE on the event's red carpet if he is still often mistaken for the Ferris Bueller's Day Off star, he responded: "No, Matthew and I have since parted ways."

"He still has hair," Cryer joked. "He still has a magnificent head of hair, God bless him. He should have it. He should work it as much as possible. You should enjoy it. But I have gone the other direction."

Cryer was just one of many film stars of iconic 1980s movies such asSt. Elmo's Fire,The Breakfast Club,Sixteen CandlesandAbout Last Nightwho attended the premiere of BRATS, which McCarthy wrote and directed about the cinematic golden age of the Brat Pack.

In the documentary, McCarthy interviews his friends and former costars, includingRob Lowe,Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore and Cryer, who appeared in these hit '80s films.

While speaking with PEOPLE, Cryer reflected on his brief relationship with Moore, 61, which started while they starred in 1984's No Small Affair together.

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"We dated for a short time while we were working on No Small Affair, but I guess our particular affa -

ir was, in fact, pretty small," Cryer recalled. "She was already struggling with a drug problem. One that I was blissfully unaware of until a couple of weeks before the movie ended."

Moore has previously been candid about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. She went to rehab in the 1980s but later relapsed in 2012, eventually going back to rehab for addiction as well as an eating disorder, sources told PEOPLE at the time.

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“What would always be great about her was already evident; that incredible combination of vulnerability, toughness and beauty,” Cryer said of Moore.

"She was incredibly charismatic and had a much better grasp of the business than I did," the actor continued. "She knew everyone in town, but we were both really nervous about being leads in a movie for the first time."

Cryer also addressed his status as a member of the Brat Pack, telling PEOPLE he considered himself to be more of an outsider than a core member of the famous group.

"I didn’t perceive myself as part of the Brat Pack because I didn’t think I was one of the cool kids. And they were definitely the cool kids," he explained. "I thought the two films that defined the group were The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, neither of which was I in."

BRATS begins streaming on Hulu on June 13.

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