Q: What’s your favorite memory from filming “Clueless” and what’s your worst memory?
A: My on-screen wedding day! I negotiated (pleaded) with my BFF and the director/writer, Amy Heckerling, to be my other bridesmaid along with Alicia. Being in front of the camera was her least favorite thing, next to wearing pink, but she did it for me. Carl Gottlieb, my male BFF (writer of JAWS, etc) was the minister who married Wallace Shawn and me. Amy wrote a scene we didn’t end up using — Alicia (Cher’s) dream/nightmare of Paul Rudd and I getting married too. So I got to marry and kiss both Wally and Paul. Mona May designed my exquisite gown from scratch…it was stunning and I had to use an old fashioned “slant board” because I couldn’t sit in it! Watching the fighting over my bouquet was hilarious, and the entire day felt like a real wedding. There was no worse day on the film…We had a refreshing cast with energy and optimism. We filmed in L.A. and were able to create jobs and opportunities all around town. Amy’s script was clever and inventive and watching it come to fruition was sweet.
Q: What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
A: Don’t fall in love with more than one guy at a time and the friends you make before 30 may be your friends for life. Try to choose wisely. Some friendships are gambles. Know when to cut your losses.
Q: What’s your favorite line from “Clueless”?
A: Cher is talking to Tai and Dionne about virginity, and says “You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet.”
It came out in 1995, when I was only in 6th grade, but guys, I learned some serious LIFE LESSONS from this epic movie. Aside from learning that boys almost never call when they say they will (hence, Christian above), I also learned the below.
Tell me, what did you guys learn from Clueless?
“I never rely on mirrors, so I always take Polaroids”: Mirrors can totally make you look bigger or smaller than you actually are so, since Polaroid cameras are basically extinct, I sometimes still take iPhone photos of myself to see how I actually look. Say what you want, but it works.
“Whatever you do, keep your hands on the wheel at all times!!!”: Sure, I couldn’t drive when this movie came out but I certainly learned a valuable lesson about driving on the freeway…which, by the way, still scares me sometimes.
“Yeah, I hope not sporadically”: Simply put, I learned the definition of the word “sporadically.”
“I do not wear polyester hair, okay?!”: Before this line, I didn’t even know people could wear polyester hair or hair that wasn’t their own, for that matter.
Welcome to the start of, what I’m officially deeming, CLUELESS WEEK. Yes, that’s right, an entire week of Clueless-themed blog posts! You are welcome. I’m kicking things off with a modern take on Cher’s classic Alaia dress. I know what you’re thinking: “an a-what-a?” CLASSIC.