Can you believe Flashdance ($15.97, Amazon) (which is now available on Digital) first hit theaters 35 years ago? It feels like yesterday when we watched Alex Owens (played by Jennifer Beals) dance away in the hit movie. And in honor of the film’s milestone anniversary, we’re seeing where she and the rest of the cast are now!
During a previous interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Jennifer actually opened up about the 1983 flick and shared something about her role we never knew (she was a welder by day and a dancer by night). “I had like three dance doubles and one was a guy,” she shared. What?! “I mean, I probably was a better field hockey player, but I could dance. I was relatively coordinated and I took dance classes, but I never would have thought of myself as a dancer. But I love to dance.”
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And after all these years, Jennifer still loves when fans ask her about Flashdance (if we met her, we’d definitely have to ask her). “I don’t mind it at all [when people ask about Flashdance], but to be honest like a lot of people ask me about The L Word or they’ll ask me about Book of Eli,” she said. “And just today I had somebody talk to me about The Bride of Frankenstein.”
Perhaps Jennifer would consider a Flashdance sequel for the blockbuster’s 40th anniversary in another five years? That’s surely something we’d watch!
_ This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly. _
Scroll through the gallery below to see the cast of Flashdance then and now!
Jennifer Beals Flashdance
Jennifer Beals (Alex Owens)
Following her breakout role in Flashdance, Jennifer, 54, landed parts in films The Bride, Four Rooms, and The Book of Eli. She's also appeared on TV shows _ Nothing Sacred, _ The L Word, The Chicago Code, The Night Shift, and most recently, Taken.
Michael Nouri Flashdance
Michael Nouri (Nick Hurley)
After appearing in the hit '80s film, the 72-year-old actor starred on shows All My Children, Damages, The O.C., The Young and the Restless, American Crime Story, and Love & War. He has additionally appeared in movies The Proposal, The Terminal, and most recently, _ Con Man_.
Cynthia Rhodes (Tina Tech)
The 61-year-old actress — who is also known for her role in Staying Alive — later appeared in the hit film Dirty Dancing before ending her showbiz career in 1991.
Kyle T Heffner Flashdance
Kyle T. Heffner (Richie)
After Flashdance, Kyle, 60, added roles in When Harry Met Sally..., Runaway Train, Who's The Boss?, Dog Treats & Jingle Toys, High Crimes, Bereave, The Calamities of Jane, and Dragons: Race to the Edge to his acting portfolio.
Lee Ving Flashdance
Lee Ving (Johnny C.)
Lee, 67 — who is the lead singer of the punk rock band Fear — appeared in Clue, Streets of Fire, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Endless Bummer, and Fame after Flashdance.