Rocky Horror Stars Remember First Time They Saw the Cult Classic: 'It Changed My Life'
The Rocky Horror Picture Show airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox
You never forget your first time.
The stars of Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show revamp are sharing memories of when they originally watched the cult-classic 1975 movie musical — and how it impacted their lives.
Star Laverne Cox, who is taking over the role originally played by Tim Curry, previously told PEOPLE how Curry influenced her self-perception as a young transgender woman. “I have such incredible reverence for the first film. It changed my life when I discovered it,” she told PEOPLE from the remake’s Toronto set. “The song ‘Don’t Dream It, Be It’ became a personal mantra of mine.”
Leading man Ryan McCartan shared, “I saw it when I was 11 or 12 or something, and even all the way back then it was like, ‘I want to play Brad Majors someday.’ ”
Christina Milian and Victoria Justice were both children of Rocky fans, taking in a midnight showing with their mothers, and Justice specifically recalls being “enthralled” after her first viewing in fifth grade.
Years later, she recalls, “When I was 15, I went to my first ever midnight showing with a few of my close friends and our moms actually, and they knew that we were first-timers so I wore lipstick with a big V all over my face — for “virgin” not “Victoria.” It was so much fun.”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.