‘Clueless’ cast reunites and pays tribute to Brittany Murphy

By Sarah Walker

Four of the cast members of Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison and Breckin Meyer – caused a frenzy over the weekend when they reunited at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo to discuss the film’s legacy 24 years after it hit theatres.

Alicia Silverstone. Photo: © Timothy Hiatt/FilmMagic

“I loved playing Cher,” Alicia, 42, told the crowd of fans. “It was such a fun character and working with these guys – every one of them was so much fun… I didn’t know who that girl was, so it was really fun to be her. Because it wasn’t how I lived my life.”

Paul, 49, joked about his ageless appearance and his love of the film: “I’m 80-years-old on the inside. It’s a mess underneath all this,” the comedian said when asked why he never appears any older.

The ageless Paul Rudd. Photo: © Timothy Hiatt/FilmMagic

“It does feel cool to be in something that is an important movie for a lot of people,” the Ant-Man actor said. “We meet people now that say, ‘I grew up loving your film and now I watch it with my kids,’ which makes all of us, especially me, feel really old.”

Each star also paid a sweet tribute to their late co-star Brittany Murphy, who died of pneumonia in 2009. She played one of Cher’s best friends and that character’s “pet project,” Tai.

The late Brittany Murphy in 2009. Photo: © Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage

“That was incredible,” Alicia recalled of watching Brittany audition for the role. “I remember just being blown away by what she did in the room and thinking I had to tell [writer/director Amy Heckerling] just in case she didn’t know that Brittany Murphy was the one that had to play the part,” she noted before adding, “I’m sure they figured that out on their own.”

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Breckin worked with Brittany on King of the Hill and called her “ridiculously talented.” “Like, you see [her in Clueless], and then you watch 8 Mile , and you’re like, ‘That’s the same person?’” he said.

Donald added: “She could sing, she could dance…” Paul also said Alicia was the sweetest person: “She was just always so smiley...”

The quartet also shared sweet snaps of the reunion on social media, with Donald referencing one of the key catchphrases from the movie (“rollin with the homies”) and Breckin joking about “eating Paul Rudd.”

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Sleepless. (we ate Rudd)

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