On Monday, Heathers celebrated its 25th anniversary with the opening of Heathers: The Musical at New York City's New World Stages. Among the first Corn Nuts aficionados to see the off-Broadway adaptation was the original J.D. himself, actor Christian Slater.
The Nymphomaniac star stopped by the TODAY show to talk about the surreal experience of seeing the character he made (in)famous portrayed onstage.
"It was weird," said Slater. "Just seeing another guy up there in the black jacket, playing that part. There were parts of me that wanted to run up on the stage."
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After the show, Slater snuck backstage to deliver kudos to the new group of Westerburg High students and to reminisce about his days in Sherwood, Ohio.
Ryan McCartan, Heather: The Musical's dreamily diabolical J.D., even invited the actor to savor a moment wearing the character's signature black trench coat again.
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