When the "Jem and the Holograms" trailer hit the Internet last week (May 12), some fans of the '80s cult cartoon were more than a little vocal on social media regarding their feelings about the remake. Some complained about the lack of rock music in the trailer, others bemoaned the seeming lack of Synergy and, well, actual holograms.
But when MTV News caught up with Stefanie Scott, who plays Kimber Benton in the truly outrageous remake, at the press junket for her new movie "Insidious: Chapter 3" on Sunday, she said that the viral backlash to the trailer was completely unfounded.
"I think that's why everybody needs to see it," she explained. "There's so much that, why put it in the trailer when it could be a surprise, and actually warm your heart when you see it on film. I think it's more exciting when you get to see it in the movie and see all of the surprises rather than know what's coming. I think everybody's going to really appreciate everything that went into this movie and what happens onscreen, and how it was brought to life."
Scott then added that the relationship between the bandmates is what's truly going to attract and inspire audiences worldwide... just like with the original cartoon.
"The relationship we have with each other, and the overall theme of the movie... I feel like it's going to be inspiring to a lot of people," Scott explained. "I know a lot of people grew up watching the show, and I'm really excited for a new generation to also grow up on it, and also be inspired by these girls. These girls, Jem and the Holograms, Kimber, Shana, Aja and Jerrica, we're all very real and authentic girls. We're not perfect; we're sweaty, messy hair, cool clothes, very normal."
Sounds good to us. And if you're still worried about the lack of technicolor, rock 'n' roll outrageous in the trailer, at least find comfort in the fact that the movie was still '80s enough to draw in a Breakfast Clubber.
"It's a modern take on the show, but there's definitely a lot of throwback," Scott concluded. "And we have Molly Ringwald in the movie who is, you know, an '80s movie star. So it was really fun to have her in it, too."