Demi's Pre-'St. Elmo's Fire' Days: I Was a Loner


Just a few weeks after a young Demi Moore completed a stint in rehab at the insistence of St. Elmo's Fire director Joel Schumacher, ET caught up with the superstar-in-the-making on the set of the iconic '80s film. Watch the vintage 1984 footage…

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"It was real exciting because I've never worked with such a large cast," said the then-21-year-old star of the Brat Pack ensemble that included soon-to-be fiance Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham. "It's worked out to be a real group of loving people."

Although she did not directly address her time in rehab, Demi perhaps cryptically acknowledged that she had received "a lot of support."

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She added that she's a lot like her "exciting" character of Jules, who at one point in the movie goes on a wild, cocaine-fueled binge. "We're all playing extensions of ourselves that are, you know, real inward places that we've probably yet not looked at," she mused.

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Demi had not gone to college, and she recounted of her upbringing, "It's really hard for me. I had such a different life. I never really had this kind of experience. I was more of a loner in that sense. Never really had a group, so it's a new experience for me."

She added with a laugh, "I don't know if I could handle fraternity life."