Weight Shamed By The Media: Alicia Silverstone Had An Awful Experience Filming ‘Batman & Robin’

The film was a major failure at the Box office!

Mother, theatre artist, author and co-founder of mykind Organics, Alicia Silverstone revealed how filming the movie ‘Batman & Robin’ was an awful experience back in 1997. The film directed by Joel Schumacher featured Silverstone as the Batgirl and was a major failure at the Box office. ‘Batman & Robin’ marked the fourth of the Batman movie sequel; three of which were a massive hit, but the fourth one completely smashed the fame and also adversely impacted its director and actor, Alicia Silverstone.

Alicia’s Hurtful Experience as Batgirl

The 43-year-old actor told The Guardian that filming ‘Batman & Robin’ wasn’t her favourite experience, partially because of the unfazed media attention towards her weight. She went on to divulge how she was constantly weight shamed, to the extent that in an interview she was enquired about her bra size.

She revealed, “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.”

The movie was a big disaster at the box office and diminished the glory of the previous three Batman movie sequels, which were a massive hit. In fact, in 1998 Razzies, Alicia was then named the Worst Supporting Actress for her Batgirl role.

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The silver lining for Silverstone

Post the experience of ‘Batman & Robin’, Silverstone said she was much unmotivated and “stopped loving acting for a very long time”. But within she craved to act and after some time, she saw her silver lining in a David Mamet play.

The actor goes on to describe “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,”.

Alicia Silverstone, who is currently starring in the American comedy film ‘Bad Therapy’, also delighted her fans by disclosing that an update to her 1995 film ‘Clueless’ would be out soon. Clueless, the coming-of-age teen comedy was loved by the audience and also won critical acclaim, while Silverstone’s performance was highly appreciated and even won her a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Pictures. Silverstone has maintained that she would continue to do theatre until she is dead.

Keeping aside her experience, we wish Alicia will delight fans soon.

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