Alicia Silverstone struggled to be taken seriously after starring in Clueless. The actress shot to worldwide fame playing ditzy blonde Cher Horowitz in the 1995 chick flick, and although she is grateful for the role she admits it was difficult to convince people she was not the same as her airhead character afterwards.
"I remember doing interviews in London for some movie at the time, and the interviewers would want to talk about the movie, of course, but all I wanted to talk about was murder. They probably expected me to be like the Clueless character, but instead I was sitting there saying stuff like, 'And then they anally electrocute!' I pretty much bummed everyone out," she said in an interview.
Clueless director Amy Heckerling joined Alicia, 35, for the interview, and revealed she cast the actress for the part because she had a Marilyn Monroe-type quality needed for the film. "When I was writing the script for Clueless, I had a vague notion in my head of Cher as a pretty, sweet blonde, who, in spite of being the American ideal, people still really like. You had that Marilyn Monroe thing, which is that other women love you, too," Amy said.
The pair reunited for upcoming motion picture Vamps, which sees Alicia playing a vampire in modern day New York City. The film is to be released in October.
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Sigourney Weaver: She’s already taken on ghosts, aliens and Saturday Night Live—so now it’s time for Weaver to tackle her latest challenge: vampires. In Amy Heckerling’s Vamps, Weaver will actually reign as the queen over two young vampires (Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) who, unfortunately, find love - and potential mortality - while enjoying New York’s nightlife. Shooting may begin next month.
Since news of Brittany Murphy’s death broke out yesterday, stars have issued statements and turned to Twitter to express their condolences about the 32-year-old.
Although Alicia Silverstone “didn’t stay in close touch over the years” with her Clueless costar, she says she’ll always feel love for her. “I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together. I feel love in my heart for her - and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad,” Silverstone told People magazine. “I loved working with Brittany. She was so talented, so warm and so sweet.”
“She had the voice of an angel and a genuine heart of gold,” Donald Faison, another star from Murphy’s 1995 film, told MTV News. “She had the voice of an angel and a genuine heart of gold. I’m very happy to have known and worked with such a special person. My heart goes out to all of her loved ones.”
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