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Fame generally is a double-edged sword, and Alicia Silverstone mentioned that her sudden fast-track into the highlight within the Nineteen Nineties took its toll. “It was very overwhelming, the entire thing,” she defined throughout the Clueless panel at 90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut.

At simply 17 years previous in 1993, she broke hearts in a collection of massively common Aerosmith music movies earlier than she was thrust onto the silver display with a starring position in The Crush. Though she was a bona fide teenage bombshell already, it wasn’t till 1995’s Clueless that she really reached superstardom. From there, she turned a field workplace staple with Batman & Robin, The Babysitter, Hideaway, True Crime, and Blast from the Previous. Her fast rise to star of screens large and small wasn’t all she had hoped it might be.

“It was an excessive amount of for me. I used to be so younger. That’s rather a lot to occur, and there’s no college the place they educate you that is going to occur to you. I didn’t know that was going to occur and tips on how to handle it. I went to Africa, Peru, the Rain Forrest […] then dove into what was retaining me sane. That was what was actual for me. I type of sadly pushed all of it away a bit bit.”

Sunday afternoon, Silverstone was joined on the 90s Con stage by her Clueless castmates Stacey Sprint, Elisa Donovan, and Breckin Meyer. They echoed Silverstone’s feedback, with Donovan describing the celebrity as nearly dreamlike. “It was a really surreal expertise,” she mentioned. “I bear in mind wanting over and considering, ‘What is occurring right here proper now?’ 

“It was bizarre. It was bizarre for me, nevertheless it should have been actually bizarre for Alicia. I began engaged on these different reveals […], and it was all of these items that had been so large on the time. It was odd. It was enjoyable, nevertheless it was a variety of type of…I used to be nervous.”

For her half, Sprint had a extra optimistic perspective on her Clueless stardom. “It was thrilling. Completely different,” she mentioned.

Go away it to Meyer to supply some levity. Taking part in stoner Travis Birkenstock in Clueless, he mentioned followers would typically mistake him for his character. “I used to be supplied weed rather a lot.”

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