Everything We Learned From the ‘Clueless’ Reunion
It’s been almost 24 years since the hit ‘90s rom-com Clueless landed in theaters. On March 23, 2019, at C2E2 in Chicago, four of the main cast members reunited to talk about the film. Here’s what we learned from this historic event.
Alicia Silverstone had trouble relating to Cher at first
The main character of the film, Cher Horowitz, is a spoiled, Beverly Hills teenager with a seemingly never-ending closet. This was a bit strange for Silverstone, who said she “had one green t-shirt and a pair of jeans that I wore every single day.”
“At first when I read the script I thought she was very materialistic and annoying,” said Silverstone, but she was quickly able to find the good in the character, at least partially because of writer Amy Heckerling’s script. “Her script was brilliant and I laughed the whole way through,” Silverstone added.
Donald Faison celebrated his 21st birthday during filming
Faison was very excited about Clueless from the first time he read the script. “It was something that I really, really wanted to do, he said. “I was a huge fan of John Hughes movies and this was an opportunity to be in a genre that I really, really enjoy. So yeah, it was a no-brainer.”
Additionally, Faison joked about how his character wore braces, (“The braces were fake…I don’t know, I guess I had some really messed-up teeth?”) as well as noting that he came up with a very important line: When Murray is getting his head shaved and he tells Dionne, “I’m keeping it real.” “I didn’t get paid for it either,” he added.
Breckin Meyer channeled other popular film characters to play Travis
“I had never been high, never smoked weed or anything like that when I played Travis.” So he borrowed from Spicoli, Sean Penn’s character in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, as well as “Keanu Reeves in everything,” specifically citing the actor’s characters in the Bill & Ted films and in Parenthood.
Paul Rudd, Brekin Meyer, and Donald Faison lived together
When filming began, most of the cast didn’t know each other, other than Brittany Murphy and Meyer. But Meyer, Faison, and Rudd lived together for a brief period of time, which Rudd explained was because he and Faison were both based in New York, so they crashed with Meyer.
However, Rudd was a bit removed from the other characters since he wasn’t acting in the school scenes, adding that one of his favorite scenes was at the wedding at the end. “I was a little bit on the outside, but I loved working with Alicia and these guys,” Rudd said, gesturing to Faison and Meyer.
Will they ever to a reunion or sequel?
Faison and Rudd agreed that Josh and Cher would still be together in real life, adding “if we were to ever do a sequel to…” trailing off to cheers from the audience. A fan later asked about the possibility of a revival, to which they agreed Heckerling would need to be involved. Meyer added, “I’m sure at some point they’ll attempt a reboot or something with a new cast.”