Rachael Leigh Cook’s newest position is giving her (and each different millennial) some main nostalgia.
However regardless of thousands and thousands of teenagers envisioning themselves in the iconic red dress walking down the stairs to Freddie Prinze Jr., the She’s All That star, 41, admits to PEOPLE that she “didn’t really feel radiant by any stretch” throughout the movie’s large reveal scene.
“I undoubtedly thought that the film had a ton of appeal as a complete,” Prepare dinner says of the hit 1999 movie (the gender-swapped Netflix reboot of which she seems in Friday). “It sounds corny to say, however I simply felt glad to be in it. I definitely did not really feel like I used to be in a category with the entire nice beauties of that point, or of that [movie] makeover custom.”
In She’s All That, Prepare dinner’s character Laney Boggs was an artwork geek who grew to become the topic of a guess that Freddie Prinze Jr.’s in style Zack Siler may flip her into promenade queen. The 2021 replace, He’s All That, sees Prepare dinner taking part in the mom of Padgett Sawyer (Addison Rae), a magnificence influencer who makes an attempt to salvage her social media fame by turning her fashionably inept classmate Cameron Kweller (Tanner Buchanan) into promenade king.
“Addison seems to be unbelievable within the film,” Prepare dinner says of her onscreen daughter. “She has nice model. That technology has loads that they may educate me, for certain.”
Though Prepare dinner’s first crimson carpet moments got here early (alongside together with her roles in some memorable ’90s classics like The Baby-Sitters Club, Tom and Huck, Carpool and All I Wanna Do) she would not have a lot nostalgia for that decade in model.
“In truth, I used to be undoubtedly a teen of the ’90s, however I did not particularly love ’90s vogue,” she says. “I had a extremely laborious time discovering garments for occasions again then as a result of I simply plain did not like something. So I ended up in some fairly weird outfits simply making an attempt to do my finest.”
She did dip into a number of the most noteworthy ’90s magnificence traits, together with wave irons (not curling or crimping irons, she clarifies), and there are some basic merchandise from that decade she nonetheless makes use of immediately, together with Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and Cor’s The Silver Soap. And naturally, she (together with everybody else) tweezed her eyebrows means too skinny.
“After I suppose again that far, I simply really feel grateful my eyebrows grew again,” Prepare dinner says.
If you happen to’re shocked to listen to that the ageless Love, Assured actress and producer is taking part in the mother of a teen in a She’s All That remake, that is due to the wonderful care she takes of her pores and skin, and he or she’s right here to share her secrets and techniques.
“To start with, I promise to not be a type of actresses who simply will get on some soapbox and tells you to drink water,” she jokes. “We have heard sufficient of that, and no one believes you!”
As a substitute, she swears by retinol, particularly Epi.logic’s Double Feature.
“Being over 40, you need to make pals with retinol,” Prepare dinner recommends, along with the skin-refining vitamin C of Universal C by BeautyStat and the SPF moisturizing energy of MZ Skin’s Tint & Protect.
“I undoubtedly really feel my age, but when I cannot look all of it the way in which, I am a cheerful camper,” says Prepare dinner.
A motto that was confirmed when, greater than 22 years after carrying a beloved “comfy” black strapless jumpsuit to the She’s All That premiere in January 1999, Cook got to revisit that moment with on the arm of a special date. She brought 7-year-old daughter Charlotte, whom, together with son Theodore, 6, she shares with ex-husband Daniel Gillies, to the brand new movie’s premiere.
“I needed to deliver her after which earlier than I knew it she mentioned, ‘Will there be a crimson carpet?’ ” Prepare dinner added. “She was so excited. I did not even know she knew about crimson carpets.”