Alicia Silverstone on Clueless, The Wonder Years, Bad Therapy and More

Yes, Alicia Silverstone might be best known for the iconic 90s romantic comedy Clueless, but it’s time to get a better picture of exactly how busy she’s been ever since. Scrolling through Silverstone’s filmography, she’s really never had a lull. In the early 2000s she was an executive producer on the animated show Braceface where she also voiced the title character, she appeared on Suburgatory, reunited with Clueless director Amy  Heckerling for the movie Vamps, is a scene stealer in Yorgos Lanthimos‘ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and so much more. And that’s only the projects you can find on IMDb. Let’s not forget that Silverstone has also done a significant amount of theater work and published two books as well.

In honor of the release of her latest feature, Bad TherapySilverstone took the time to join us for our very first virtual episode of Collider Ladies Night. In the movie she plays Susan Howard, a wife and mother who decides it’s time to see a marriage counselor so she decides to take her husband Bob (Rob Corddry) to see Judy Small (Michaela Watkins). Things go well enough at first, but then Susan starts to suspect that there’s something off about Judy’s tactics, especially when they start to turn her and Bob against each other.

Check out this episode of Collider Ladies Night to hear all about Silverstone’s experience making Bad Therapy, and also to take a brief stroll down memory lane to learn more about what inspired Silverstone to get into acting, what it was like appearing on the hit show The Wonder Years, her favorite memories from working on Batman & Robin, how her personal goals have come into focus, and so much more. You’ve got the option to watch the full conversation in the video player at the top of this article or, if you prefer, we also have a podcast option below.

And if you’re looking for even more Bad Therapy talk after this, you can watch Steve’s conversation with Corddry right here.

Alicia Silverstone:

  • 00:55 – Silverstone talks about what inspired her to become an actor and the path she took to get started.
  • 04:38 – Silverstone has done a ton of theater work; what is it about performing on stage that draws her to the format?
  • 07:24 – What was it like being on The Wonder Years set so early on in her career?
  • 09:35 – When did Silverstone start to get clarity on what she wanted her path to be in the industry?
  • 12:21 – What it was like gaining notoriety through music videos; how the Aerosmith videos paved the way to Clueless.
  • 14:00 – Is there a moment in Clueless that Silverstone is most proud of that she wishes fans talked about even more?
  • 15:48 – Does Silverstone still have interest in working behind the lens?
  • 18:50 – What it was like making Bad Therapy, and what drew her to the project to begin with.
  • 21:13 – On working with Michaela Watkins; how did Silverstone’s first impression of Judy Small on the page compare to what Watkins did with the role?
  • 23:07 – Getting to play while staying true to the words on the page.
  • 24:42 – The screenwriter is actually the director’s wife, and the movie is based on an experience they had together.
  • 25:20 – What drew Silverstone to sign on for The Lodge.
  • 26:37 – What is she most proud of from Batman & Robin?
  • 28:04 – What is brightening Silverstone’s day while we all need to social distance?
  • 28:25 – Silverstone offers up some book recommendations.
  • 28:48 – What’s Silverstone’s go-to thing to cook right now?

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