Alicia Silverstone recently opened up about her time working on Batman & Robin and revealed that she didn’t have a very good time whilst making the movie.
Silverstone was cast as Batgirl in Joel Schumacher’s 1997 Batman & Robin movie which turned out to be a huge disaster.
However, it sounds like it was also a disaster on set as Alicia Silverstone recently revealed what it was life filming the movie.
She was on a recent episode of CinemaBlend’s podcast, ReelBlend.
This was when she revealed how it was not a fun experience and how she constantly felt uncomfortable whilst on set.
She also revealed that there were incidents of body-shaming when she played Batgirl.
Alicia Silverstone reveals body-shaming whilst filming Batman & Robin
Here’s what Alicia Silverstone had to say about her time working on Batman & Robin:
I can’t say that it was that much fun. I love George Clooney, and I had such a good experience with him. He was so sweet to me, and kind. Really protected me and took care. Lovely. And I loved – I LOVED – Michael Gough, the man who played Alfred. He was a dream, and he and I had such a good relationship. I care about him so much. But, aside from that, it wasn’t like the deepest acting experience of my career.
It’s more technical. It’s really more… a lot of it is really, ‘Look over there and throw something.’ Where am I looking? What am I looking at? What am I throwing? [laughs] And that’s not really that inspiring. You know that I mean? … You have to put the suit on. The suit is so uncomfortable. And I was young!
I don’t know. I wonder how I would feel now? But at 18, putting that suit on and not knowing what the heck I was doing, I can’t say it was that fun. And it came at a time in my life when people were being very unkind. So I think it was just not the best experience, but it wasn’t terrible. Luckily, I was fine. But it’s not up there with my David Mamet or Kenneth Branagh!
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