Alicia Silverstone Recalls Fond 'Batman And Robin' Memories, Never Expected Film To Flop

When Alicia Silverstone dropped by MTV HQ recently to talk about her new book "The Kind Diet," you can probably guess what topic was at the top of my list for Splash Page. Yes, I made sure to slip in a few questions about 1997's "Batman and Robin"—widely regarded as the film that killed the last Batman movie franchise.

Filmed at the height of Silverstone's popularity, "Batman and Robin" featured George Clooney as Bruce Wayne, and in the following video, the actress weighs in with some of her fond memories of the film—including Clooney's attempt to offer her "advice" about handling her fame. Silverstone also tells MTV News whether she realized the effect the film would have on fans while she was making it.


"There was all kinds of craziness," said Silverstone of the period of her life when "Batman and Robin" filmed. "I was really famous at that time and it was really hard. Someone told [Clooney] it would be a good idea for him to tell me how it is. To sit down and teach me about it."

"He was like, 'I don't know what to say.'" she laughed.

Asked whether she realized that the film might not be well received by fans (comics-savvy or otherwise), Silverstone said there weren't any early indicators that she noticed.

"No, I mean you're just doing a movie," she said. "You don't know what you're doing."

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