Alicia Silverstone details "extreme" body shaming on 'Batman & Robin'
Alicia Silverstone has spoken about the body shaming she experienced while filming Batman & Robin, in which she played Batgirl.
In an interview with The Guardian, the Clueless actress recalled tabloid reactions to her role, focusing on her physical appearance in Joel Schumacher’s panned film.
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“It was really just extreme how I was being talked to and talked about,” Silverstone said of her teen years in the spotlight. “I think I just got really turned off by it.”
The actress continued mentioning specifically Batman & Robin, saying, “That definitely wasn’t my favourite filmmaking experience,” adding that she “stopped loving acting for a very long time.”
On the behaviour of the paparazzi at the time, Silverstone said, “They would make fun of my body when I was younger. It was hurtful but I knew they were wrong.
“I wasn’t confused. I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape, that doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”
Silverstone added on the experience at the time: “There were working circumstances that were less than favourable in terms of how things went down.”
“And no, I didn’t say ‘fuck you’ and come out like a warrior but I would just walk away and go, ‘OK I know what that is and I’m done, I’m not going near that again.’”
Elsewhere, Alicia Silverstone ruled out the possibility of a Clueless sequel, saying “I don’t think [director] Amy Heckerling’s down for that.”