'Clueless' star Alicia Silverstone says her diet is the reason she still looks like Cher Horowitz
Regardless of how well we cover our skin in oils and lotions, or how handsomely we pay our plastic surgeons, eventually, most of us will become worn down by the coarse sands of time. Our hair goes grey, the skin around our eyes begins to sag... and slowly, the body we build begins to break down. It's nothing to get too sad about; it happens to each of us, but this argument seemingly falls apart once you look at the cast of the classic movie Clueless.
1995. 23 years ago. That's when this teen drama first hit cinemas, and although we've seen the likes of Donald Faison and Paul Rudd in several other movies and sitcoms since, they still look as happy and youthful and happy as the day they walked off the set of that high school classic. But what about the star of Clueless, Alicia Silverstone?
She was still a teenager when she was cast in the role of a lifetime, but looking at her now at 41 years old, you'd swear you were still in 1995, doing the Macarena and singing about the Spice Girls. With 13 years of marriage with Chris Jarecki and seven-year-old son Bear to boot, there has to be some sort of witchcraft involved in getting Silverstone to look this young.
As it turns out, not quite. While she chatted to Redbook about life as a 90s icon, Silverstone revealed that people are constantly asking her how she seemingly hasn't aged a day since becoming Cher Horowitz. Rather than a magical fountain of youth, Silverstone says her eternal looks is more down to diet than anything.
"Well, I really think everyone has to be given the respect to do what they choose to do. Do I think I really know what works? Yeah. [Laughs] It's no accident that everyone says to me all the time that I still look like I did in Clueless. I see the difference if I eat a certain way for a day, so I choose to make more than one meal be that great meal."
Wise words, Alicia. But what exactly does that mean? As you may or may not know, Alicia Silverstone is a vegan, and not only does she firmly advocate the plant-eater's diet, she's put her food preferences down in words: she published a book titled The Kind Diet, which was released back in 2009, before following it up with The Kind Mama in 2014.
Kind Mama is pretty fitting title for Silverstone in general; despite her views on veganism, she revealed that she's more than happy to cut her son Bear some slack every once in a while.
"I'm really open to Bear being a little bit flexible out in the world. When he is with other kids who are eating regular pizza — if there's no vegan pizza, I want him to have the pizza. I know other vegans might not agree with that or think it's acceptable, but I don't care. I just try to always make sure that at some point in the day he gets some brown rice in him, some greens, and some beans. And if he does that, I feel good. You do the best you can."
Aw, isn't that sweet? Awesome mom, great actress, seemingly immortal; is there anything Alicia Silverstone can't do? Well, apart from erase the memories of Batman & Robin from my mind.