Alicia Silverstone Reminisces at ‘Clueless’ Reunion
There was a Clueless reunion Tuesday and it was, like, totally awesome.
Alicia Silverstone, 37, and her Clueless costars, Stacey Dash and Elisa Donovan, were reunited Tuesday, May 6, at the Nokia Theater for an L.A. Film Festival screening of the 1995 hit comedy that defined a generation and coined expressions like “as if” and “my bad.”
Joined by creator/director Amy Heckerling, the trio took to the stage for a Q&A session as diehard fans in the audience were “going wild.”
“I am so lucky that they were all out there at the time. I saw the ‘Cryin’ video for Aerosmith and when Alicia gave the finger, I said, ‘There’s my girl,” said Heckerling, referring to Silverstone’s appearances in Aerosmith music videos prior to Clueless. “We met and I just loved her immediately.”
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Silverstone, 37, told the devoted fans that playing Cher was “wonderful” and “so much fun.”
“I thought I was channeling Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball,” said Silverstone. “And obviously that wasn’t the case. But I just felt like that! Especially when I pushed [Elton] off [of me at a house party],” she continued. “Those were the things that I found lovely.”
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Heckerling said 47-year-old Dash was perfect to play Cher’s BFF Dionne.
“I wanted somebody that seemed like she was royalty and she can easily be government,” said the Look Who’s Talking director.
“We had so much fun,” gushed Dash. “[Heckerling] had such a clear vision and she was able to translate it to us perfectly.”
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Heckerling told the audience each day on-set was a blast.
“It was a fun group. I don’t like getting up and going to work, but in this case, I was so happy every day.”
Donovan, who played meanie Amber in the film, remembered being young and carefree.
“Just as everyone said, it was such a magical experience,” said the 43-year-old actress. “That was my first movie. So to have such an extraordinary group of people, and to have everybody be young, and have so much fun, it was amazing.”
According to a source who attended the Q&A session, “It didn’t look like any time had passed. They all gelled so well together and looked like they could have stepped right back into those roles.”
Needless to say, the question of a possible sequel came up during the Q&A.
‘I’m game to whatever [director Amy Heckerling] has in store,’ said Silverstone. ‘I think that time has passed, though. I don’t even know what Cher would be up to these days.”
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