The actor worried about how starring in the 1986 John Hughes film would affect his career.
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She said the cast would be more diverse and the film would have a different perspective.
11 June 1986 saw the cinema release of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ and 30 years on it’s still one of the best-loved comedies of its decade. ‘Ferris Bueller’ was the fourth film from writer-director John Hughes, following on from 1984′s ‘16 Candles,’ and 1985′s ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Weird Science,’ and it marked the culmination of the 80s icon’s run of teen-oriented comedy hits. Whilst all Hughes’ teen comedies remain popular today, there’s a particular fascination with ‘Ferris Bueller.’ This would seem to be primarily down to the title character himself, memorably performed by a near-constantly fourth-wall breaking Matthew Broderick.
It just so happens that this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ opening in cinemas for the first time, and it may be with this in mind that an enterprising soul on Youtube decided to take the ‘Deadpool’ connection that bit further. Darth Blender edited a new mash-up trailer, ‘Deadpool’s Day Off’ - and the results impressed Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds enough for him to share it with followers on Twitter.