Alicia Silverstone was a bright light in the otherwise maligned 1997 superhero movie “Batman & Robin,” playing Batgirl opposite George Clooney’s Batman. Although Clooney has distanced himself from the role in previous years, he showed up in 2023’s “The Flash” in a multiverse cameo. While Silverstone was at the Variety Studio presented by Audible to discuss her new Sundance film “Krazy House,” she was asked about whether or not she’d put the cape back on.
“If you arrange that I will do it!” she answered with approval.
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Much like a trip to the multiverse, “Krazy House” is a film that plays fast and loose with perception and reality. Nick Frost and Silverstone — along with Gaite Jansen and Walt Klink, who play their kids — are the Christians, a devout family living in a ’90s sitcom. But their world is turned upside down and the fabric of their reality is ripped apart when wanted criminals show up at their door, turning their lives into a horrific bloodbath.
Jansen, Klink and co-director Steffen Haars joined Silverstone in the studio, where she discussed why she was so interested in telling this unconventional story.
“I got a call from my agent saying there’s a really crazy script that you need to read,” Silverstone said. “I did and it’s a page turner for sure. I never saw anything like this before. I was so interested. I watched their film, ‘Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman,’ and I thought it was really good, so stylish and such a clear point of view. You can tell these guys are artists. They’re freaky and wild artists. I was in my car on a FaceTime with them and they were so cute and lovely. I wanted to go play with them! I got to go to Amsterdam and play with all of these freaks and they are all so talented.”
Silverstone’s career as of late has been defined by wild gambles, and she said she’s embracing being able to do “fun things and go where it feels inspiring and weird.”
“A long time ago I made some changes and someone said to me, ‘I don’t care if you work for two or three years, only do what I love,'” she remembered. “That was so strange to me. Do what I love? I’ve just been having fun playing. I was doing a lot of theater and they were letting me do things I wasn’t allowed to do in movies. From that theater stuff, they just started to let me do it in movies.”
Even with genre-pushing indies like “Krazy House,” Silverstone will always be associated with her star-making role as Cher in “Clueless.” She reprised the character to much fanfare in a Super Bowl commercial last year, which reinvigorated fan demand for Silverstone to make a “Clueless” sequel.
“I think people are talking about a [sequel] all the time at all times since the movie happened,” Silverstone said. “Has it been 30 years yet? That always is a fun conversation. It’s so lovely to see how people still love that movie. It’s very nice.”
“Krazy House” is seeking distribution out of the Sundance Film Festival.
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