Jen Chaney wrote a book called As If!: The Oral History of Clueless, as Told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast, and the Crew, and she gave Vanity Fair excerpts from it. In one of the stories from the book that’s out next month, she revealed what other actresses were up for the iconic role.
Believe it or not, Alicia Silverstone was not the first choice for the role. Amy Heckerling wanted Alicia Witt, but Fox wanted her to explore all of the actresses. Some of those other actresses were Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Keri Rusell and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Angelina Jolie’s agent was pitching her hard to casting director, Carrie Frazier, but she knew she was wrong for the role. When Frazier got a script called Gia, she knew Mrs Brad Pitt was right for that role and thus launched her career.
Another person who was thought of for the role was Reese Witherspoon. Heckerling knew she was going to be a star, just not for her film because she wanted Witt to be her star.
So how did Silverstone get into the mix? Heckerling saw her in an Aerosmith video and thought she would be perfect for it. Frazier saw a movie called The Crush and thought that actress would be perfect for it. Frazier told Hecklerling to see the movie, but Amy was insistent she wanted the Aerosmith girl. Turns out they both were talking about the same person. Thus, Cher Horowitz was born.
I can’t imagine anyone other than Silverstone playing the role. After seeing who else was up for the role, I am glad we don’t have to imagine anyone else.
I wonder if any of those actresses are going to read the book and be like I could’ve be Clueless? How would their careers have turned out differently? I can’t even ponder that. Actually, it really hurts the head picturing Russell or Paltrow as Cher.
Who do you think is the biggest Monet on that list?
Amy Heckerling and Alicia Silverstone have teamed up again for the endearing Vamps that comes out on DVD on November 13th and I have 3 DVDs to give away! All you have to do is email me the answer to “What movie did Silverstone and Heckerline do together before they made Vamps?” at SeriouslyOMGWTF@yahoo.com by November 21st with your name and address! Three winners will chosen in random.
Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the release of Vamps, available on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 13th. Director of Clueless, Amy Heckerling, and star Alicia Silverstone reunite in Vamps, a cheeky, fresh comedy about two eternally young party girls navigating the dating world in the Big City.
Goody (Silverstone) and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) are addicted to the night life, clubbing, hooking up and always looking for the next thrill, all the while keeping a big a secret-they happen to be modern-day vampires. But even with lifetimes of dating experience behind them, the duo realizes they still have a lot to learn about love when Stacy unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier.
With their destinies at stake, the girls are faced with a difficult choice; give up their eternal youth for a chance at love, or continue to live their uncomplicated fabulously single lives forever.
Vamps also features an all-star supporting cast, including Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lewis, Dan Stevens, Justin Kirk, Wallace Shawn, Marilu Henner, and Kristen Johnston.
Butter is out now in theaters and on Video On Demand and just like melted butter on warm bagel, nothing is better to put a smile on your face!
Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell) has been the Butter Sculpting Champ for the last 15 years, but he has been asked to step down and let someone else have a chance at the title. His perfect uptight wife Laura (Jennifer Garner) is not willing to give up that title and will do anything to keep the honor in the family. So she decides that she will take up butter sculpting and keep the title in the family.
Bob meanwhile has found other interests to keep him busy now that his hobby is no longer slicing it for him. He has been going to the local strip club and he hooks up Brooke (Olivia Wilde) for a price. She wants $600 for their love, but Laura crashes in their rendezvous and she doesn’t get paid. Brooke wants her money and will do anything to get it. Like get back at Laura and enter the Mastery of Butter contest.
But she isn’t Laura’s only competition. Young orphan Destiny (Yara Shahidi) has recently been taken in by The Emmets (Alicia Silverstone and Rod Corddry) and she has decided to take up Butter Sculpting. The little girl is quite amazing and she will give Laura a run for her money.
Laura won’t have that, and she gets her ex-boyfriend, who owns the small town’s car dealership, to help her out. Boyd Bolton (Hugh Jackman) is more than willing to help because Laura lets him ride her like one of his cars.
Now it is B-Day for Laura and Destiny and only one of them can be the winner. Who will it be? You will have to see this movie that is as smooth as butter to find out.
If you enjoyed Drop Dead Gorgeous, then you are going to adore this film. It is a fun look at the big going ons in a small town. It doesn’t get much bigger butter in Iowa and Butter is larger than life.
So make a like butter on a hot pancake and run to see this movie in the theater or on On-Demand today. Seeing it is the syrup on top of your day!
Oh and men who are hesitant to see this movie, did I mention Olivia Wilde has a stripping scene in this movie and she makes out with Twilight’s Ashley Green in a steamy sexy kissing scene? Yeah I think there will be a line as long as the one for the women’s bathroom of men waiting to see this film now!
Alicia Silverstone is very open about her Vegan eating habits, and now she is letting the world watch her feed her son Bear like a bird. I don’t what kind of practice that is, but to me it is totally gross. I mean when I had a mother dove outside my window feeding her babies, I thought it was cute. But they are birds and that is what they are supposed to do. Us humans are more evolved and have plenty of food sources to feed our kids so that we don’t have feed them our chewed up food.
Even though I found it disgusting, here is what the Clueless actress said about the video on her website The Kind Life:
I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite…and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!
Bear is nearly a year old, when she is going to teach him to eat out plate and not from her mouth? You know because if he does that school all the kids will rightfully make fun of him.
Now even though I am totally grossed out by the video, I couldn’t get over how awwwdorable her little Bear is.