Alicia Silverstone Opens Up About ‘Hurtful’ Body-Shaming Remarks While Filming ‘Batman & Robin’ – Alicia Silverstone has recalled the body-shaming comments people made taking aim at her curves after she played “Batgirl” back in 1997.
Alicia Silverstone Opens Up About ‘Hurtful’ Body-shaming Remarks While Filming ‘Batman & Robin’ | Alicia Silverstone Received “Fatgirl” Comment:
The Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone, who portrayed Batgirl in the maligned superhero movie, says it was “hurtful” when she was body-shamed by the media while filming ‘Batman & Robin.’
In 1997, Alicia Silverstone joined George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell to suit up as Batgirl in the superhero sequel ‘Batman & Robin,’ was body-shamed in the tabloid press amid claims that she was overeating on set and struggling to fit into her costume.
Alicia Silverstone, who starred in Batman & Robin alongside the likes of George Clooney and Uma Thurman, admitted that taunts of “Fatgirl” from some members of the paparazzi at the time were upsetting.
Speaking to The Guardian, Alicia Silverstone said: “That definitely wasn’t my favourite film-making experience.”
“They would make fun of my body when I was younger,” she explained. “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.”
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“And no, I didn’t say ‘f**k 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,” continued Alicia.
“I stopped loving acting for a very long time,” Alicia Silverstone recalled, adding that it was a role in a David Mamet play that reinvigorated her. “My body was just like, this is what I’m meant to do, I love it so much, I need to find a way to do both, to be able to be an actress and be an activist at the same time so that’s what I did.”
In a separate interview with Collider, Silverstone said, “I’m attempting to think what else I’d be pleased with. That is to say, I like it when I get the opportunity to do the battling scenes with Uma Thurman. That is entertaining. However, I’d prefer to do it once more as this lady! I figure it would be vastly improved at this point.”
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