Alicia Silverstone Admits Her Batman And Robin Experience Was ‘Uncomfortable’ And Not Fun
There a lot of reasons to not be a big fan of Batman & Robin. Fans of Tim Burton's grim aesthetic from 1989's Batman and the follow up Batman Returns, didn't care for the more colorful and humorous and back to basics take on the character from new director Joel Schumacher. And Batman & Robin takes all of that colorful nonsense to an extreme level. However, while fans may have had their differences with the movie, it turns out that actress Alicia Silverstone did as well.
In a recent interview Batgirl actress Alicia Silverstone talked about the experience that came after filming Batman & Robin, which included a lot of unnecessary public discussion of her weight. However, Silverstone also admitted there that the production of the movie itself wasn't a lot of fun. Speaking with our own Reelblend podcast, Silverstone explained more about what it was about the experience that kept it from being fun, and it wasn't all the uncomfortable costume. According to Silverstone...
It wasn't all bad news. Alicia Silverstone says that she loved working with the likes of George Clooney. However, it seems that, in addition to finding the costume uncomfortable, Silverstone just didn't find the acting in the movie particularly satisfying. She makes it clear that Batman & Robin was far from the worst experience she's ever had, but it wasn't the best either. Of course, when you're comparing things to working with David Mamet or Kenneth Branagh, the bar is pretty high.
It seems Alicia Silverstone just didn't care for the more action focused filmmaking that comes with making a superhero movie. And Batman & Robin, it has to be said, leaned harder than most into the true meaning of the term "comic book." A lot of the dialogue is intentionally melodramatic or, in the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze, just plain silly. Shakespeare, it is not.
You can hear the complete Alicia Silverstone interview with Reelblend below.
As Alicia Silverstone herself says, she might have a very different feeling about making a movie like Batman & Robin now than she did when she was 18. She hasn't made many big budget movies like that since, but perhaps she'll get a chance to have more fun in a superhero movie somewhere down the road.
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