Alicia Silverstone Says She Was Body-Shamed During the Making of ‘Batman & Robin’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alicia Silverstone attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Actress Alicia Silverstone is greatest identified for her position because the self-absorbed teenager Cher within the iconic 1995 movie Clueless. The position put Silverstone on the map of stardom and landed her a task in Joel Schumacher superhero flick Batman & Robin alongside George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell.

Silverstone not too long ago spoke on her rise to stardom and shared why the extremely publicized motion movie wasn’t her “favorite film-making experience.”

Alicia Silverstone attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Alicia Silverstone | Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

‘Clueless’ actress seems again on stardom at an early age

Silverstone grew to become a well-known face at a comparatively younger age and mirrored on the affect that stardom had on her life in a latest interview.

“I was so overwhelmed by being famous because I was such a young girl and it was never really my intention,” she informed The Guardian, admitting that she could have typically missed the mark when it got here to maturity. “I think I probably missed some emotional steps that needed to happen in a normal situation of development. But I also jumped light years ahead in other ways. It’s sort of a combo platter. You gain some and you lose some.”

By the age of 18, Silverstone was on journal covers and making headlines, which regularly made her really feel uncomfortable. “It was really just extreme how I was being talked to and talked about,” she mentioned. “I think I just got really turned off by it.”

Filming ‘Batman & Robin’

The actress revealed that in the course of the filming of Batman & Robin the place she performed Batgirl, tabloids would make destructive feedback about her physique and even referred to her as ‘Fatgirl.’

“That definitely wasn’t my favorite film-making experience,” she shared. “They would make fun of my body when I was younger. It was hurtful but I knew they were wrong. I wasn’t confused. I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape, that doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”

Now a mother to son Bear, whom she shares with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki, the actress acknowledged that her setting was lower than preferrred throughout that point.

“There were working circumstances that were less than favorable in terms of how things went down,” Silverstone mentioned. “And no, I didn’t say ‘f*** you’ and come out like a warrior but I would just walk away and go, ‘OK I know what that is and I’m done, I’m not going near that again.’” 

Alicia Silverstone, George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell of 'Batman & Robin' Alicia Silverstone, George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell of 'Batman & Robin'
Alicia Silverstone, George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell of ‘Batman & Robin’ | Warner Bros. Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis by way of Getty Images

Alicia Silverstone’s love for performing revived

Now the actress finds her real love lies with smaller movies and offbeat roles, such because the characters she portrayed in David Mamet’s performs Boston Marriage and Speed-the-Plow that reignited her want to behave.

“I stopped loving acting for a very long time,” Silverstone mentioned, noting the performs that acquired her again on stage. “My body was just like, this is what I’m meant to do, I love it so much, I need to find a way to do both, to be able to be an actress and be an activist at the same time so that’s what I did.”

Now a guide writer and environmental activist, Silverstone is pursuing different skilled paths whereas including to her performing credit. She is at the moment starring within the movie Bad Therapy, which was launched final week.

“I think I do really love acting still,” Silverstone mentioned. “I mean … I know I do!… I hope to be doing theatre until I’m dead.”

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