The Sure Thing

A question you are no doubt puzzling over this morning is this: whatever happened to Daphne Zuniga?

Zuniga played Princess Vespa in Mel Brooks‘ Star Wars spoof Spaceballs. What I discovered Friday night is that, unlike the actress she spoofed, Carrie Fisher, Daphne Zuniga can really act.

We saw her starring alongside of a very young John Cusack in a cute Rob Reiner romantic comedy called The Sure Thing. Yes, it is heavy in the ‘gotta have sex’ bravado that Hollywood assumes consumes all American males. But, for Reiner, once again, ‘twu wuv‘ triumphs.

A really enjoyable movie. Think When Harry Met Sally or It Happened One Night.

So whatever happened to this leading lady?