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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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
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.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: MGM, Sony, Warner Bros, Warner Independant Films, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Family, Foreign, Independent, Music, Romance, Science Fiction, Comedy, Thrillers, Lists, New Releases
Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:
- Fred Claus (PG): starring Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson (directed by David Dobkin)
- Lions for Lambs (R): starring Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep (directed by Robert Redford)
- P2 (R): starring Alexandre Aja, Franck Khalfoun, Grégory Levasseur (directed by Franck Khalfoun)
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