‘Clueless’ Pushed Alicia Silverstone Away From Acting for Awhile

by Jeremy Spirogis
Clueless Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone

When it involves Clueless, you’d be hard-pressed to discover a higher actor to play Cher Horowitz than Alicia Silverstone. Somehow, Silverstone managed to seek out success by bringing allure and coronary heart to an in any other case ditzy character. The finish result of this “beautiful popular girl” trope flipped on its head made you need to root for Silverstone’s Cher, moderately than towards her.

Clueless Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone
Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone | CBS by way of Getty Images

There are loads of explanation why Clueless has grow to be a cult-classic and remains to be being found and revered 25 years after it premiered. But, Silverstone’s portrayal of Cher definitely helped contribute to the movie’s success and continued longevity. One solely has to look to the eponymous TV sequence, from which Silverstone is famously absent, to see that the Cher Horowitz’s character simply isn’t as profitable with out Silverstone within the driver’s seat.

Alicia Silverstone had no concept the celebrity ‘Clueless’ would carry her and the forged

While Silverstone appeared to get pleasure from her time filming Clueless, (apart from the countless costume adjustments) she wasn’t ready for the success of the movie. Almost in a single day, the actor went from diligently engaged on her appearing to profession to being Hollywood’s newest “it girl.” Silverstone definitely wasn’t ready for the celebrity that Clueless would carry her. In truth, she had no concept she was even in a giant film.

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In a latest interview with Vogue, Silverstone mirrored on the expertise that she had whereas filming Clueless. As the activist was in practically each body of the movie, she was concentrating on the work completely, moderately than the celebrity the movie would carry her. She admitted that she and her late co-star, Brittany Murphy, (who have been the one youngsters within the movie to nab lead roles) have been fairly oblivious to how large of a deal Clueless was.

Silverstone shares that she and Brittany Murphy didn’t know they have been in a giant movie

“I don’t think we had any intellectual idea about us being up-and-comers in a big movie because we didn’t know we were in a big movie. Maybe other people knew, but I was so innocent and never really paying attention to career stuff at all. I was just doing another job. It was a really great acting part that was different because…Well, first of all, I didn’t know I was funny,” Silverstone shared about Clueless being her first comedic position.

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But, though Silverstone loved being Cher, the extraordinary fame that she acquired from Clueless, was one thing that she struggled to deal with. In truth, the incessant consideration that the position introduced her truly turned her off of appearing for fairly some time. Instead, she discovered herself gravitating towards different passions the place she’d obtain much less scrutiny.

‘Clueless’ turned Silverstone off from appearing

“It was really intense. I didn’t expect any of the reaction that we got. It was a lot, and I think if anything it all pushed me away from doing this job for a while and got me so much more into my activism. I eventually found my love of acting again, but at the time I didn’t know anything about what I was stepping into,” the Clueless star confessed.

Though she struggled with the celebrity that got here with Clueless on the time, now Silverstone is in a greater headspace. She admits that she nonetheless doesn’t know why Clueless turned such successful, however, on the finish of the day, she’s grateful for it. “I don’t know methods to clarify why or what made Clueless what it was, however I do know it occurred and I do know that folks proceed to find it irresistible. And it by no means will get previous, in order that’s the excellent news.”

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