Alicia Silverstone on Why She’s ‘Super Proud’ of ‘Clueless’

Variety | 6/21/2017 | Staff
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Becoming the most famous teenager in America with 1995’s “Clueless” wasn’t always easy for Alicia Silverstone.

“I was young and I thought it was really overwhelming and it was really intense,” Silverstone says in an interview this week at the Variety Studio in Cannes Lions. “I did a bunch of movies, and then nine movies later, I did ‘Clueless.’ When it’s like, ‘That’s Alicia Silverstone!,’ everywhere I went, it was a lot for a little person. But then life goes on and you figure it out.”

Silverstone - Advertising - Conference - South - France

Silverstone was at the annual advertising conference in the South of France, promoting her new TV series “American Women,” which will debut next year on the Paramount Network. The show is based on “Real Housewives” star Kyle Richards’ mom’s life, set in 1970s after a painful divorce. Mena Suvari plays a girlfriend who moves in with Silverstone’s character. “When I got the script, I was really excited,” Suvari says. “I always wanted to do more comedy.”

In the videos below, Silverstone offers some of her memories about working on “Clueless,” her life after the ’90s hit, and women in Hollywood.

Clueless

(1) Was “Clueless” Groundbreaking?

The actress was in Paris shooting 1995 drama “The New World” when she received a fax from director Amy Heckerling, informing her that “Clueless” wouldn’t be made.

Studio - Anyone - Movie

“One studio said no to it, they didn’t think anyone was interested in watching a movie about a young...
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