Ally Sheedy and Rob Lowe were only in two mid 1980s movies together– “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Oxford Blues” — but they will always be associated with each other as part of the extended Brat Pack. That group also includes Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, and so on.
Rob went on to make a lot of TV shows and movies, some good, some not. but he’s always been affable.
Ally’s career was a little more of a roller coaster, and she might be considered “more serious” in her choices.
Tonight on Twitter, Lowe laments that with all the reboots of 80s, 90s, 00s material, he has nothing — like “Will & Grace” –that he could bring back which also be relevant. He could do a spin off of what happened to his “West Wing” character, Sam Seaborn, I suppose. (Sam was the Deputy White House Communications Director and was last seen as a successful Los Angeles lawyer. Maybe he became a senator, or the Governor.)
I guess Sheedy follows Lowe on Twitter. She was quick to ask him if– with everything going on in the world– that’s the best Tweet he could come up with. We’ll wait for Rob’s comeback.