Alicia Silverstone recalls cruel body-shaming on ‘Batman & Robin’ press tour

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Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone starred arsenic Batgirl successful the 1997 superhero movie "Batman & Robin." Getty Images

More than 2 decades aft the merchandise of the ill-fated superhero flick “Batman & Robin,” prima Alicia Silverstone is speaking retired against the scrutiny she faced.

The “Clueless” actress, 45, had antecedently revealed she was body-shamed and nicknamed “Fatgirl” during the property circuit for the 1997 movie successful which she plays Batgirl.

Silverstone was 20 years aged erstwhile she filmed the Joel Schumacher flick. The “Blast from the Past” star precocious shot a absorption video to a TikTok user, @foreversymone, speaking astir the body-image issues Silverstone faced implicit her “Batman” role.

“I privation justness for Alicia Silverstone!” the instrumentality exclaimed successful the video. “You had her f–ked up!”

The idiosyncratic showed a header from a May 1996 EW file titled “A Weighty Issue,” successful which Silverstone’s assemblage was being compared to Babe the Pig.

“They were obsessed with her weight,” the instrumentality added. “As a abdominous pistillate who grew up obsessed with ‘Clueless,’ who grew up obsessed with this movie that is axenic camp, it conscionable makes maine precise frustrated to cognize that … she couldn’t person been much than 130 [pounds] and they were straight-up ripping connected her perpetually implicit this.”

Silverstone nodded successful statement and quipped “I emotion you!” to the instrumentality for speaking up.

“Say you’re atrocious to Alicia Silverstone!” the instrumentality demanded, directing her choler toward definite publications who shamed her mode backmost when.

In a 2020 interrogation with the Guardian, Silverstone looked back the atrocious property and negative reviews “Batman & Robin” got erstwhile it debuted.

“They would marque amusive of my assemblage erstwhile I was younger. It was hurtful, but I knew they were wrong. I wasn’t confused,” she said. “I knew that it was not close to marque amusive of someone’s assemblage shape. That doesn’t look similar the close happening to beryllium doing to a human.”

In the aforesaid ’90s EW article, a root claimed that Silverstone “lost 10 pounds, and she’s connected her mode to losing different 10” for the DC film.

batman and robin castSilverstone, George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell successful costume for 1997’s “Batman & Robin”Warner Bros

Late manager Schumacher even noted successful the aforesaid file that the Batgirl quality is simply a “strenuous role.”

“They’re roles wherever the assemblage gets to cognize them a small much intimately, physically. Silverstone volition deterioration a skintight mentation of the Batsuit,” the “St. Elmo’s Fire” filmmaker said astatine the time, adding that the suit comes ”with nipples. We’re an adjacent accidental movie.”