Batgirl Alicia Silverstone Doesn't Get Wonder Woman Praise

Posted 2017/07/02 0 0

The one-time Batgirl doesn’t quite get why the film is such a big deal.


Alicia Silverstone, who played Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin spoke to Variety at the Cannes Lions. The 40-year-old actress doesn’t seem to get why the film has so many people talking, despite earning over $615 million at the worldwide box office, boasting a 92 per cent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and having Patty Jenkins become the top-grossing female director in Hollywood history for a live-action movie. Even with those accolades, Silverstone seems to forget what the movie is even called during an interview with Variety.

“Before ‘Wonder Woman’ … ‘Wonder Woman?’ Before ‘Wonder Woman’ there have been many movies with female leads, so I get a little confused,” Silverstone said. “We have made strides, of course. I think about, what about all those wonderful comedians who are females who have had massive hits? There’s ‘Bridesmaids.'”

While she's glad it did well, she isn't necessarily a fan of the type of movie Wonder Woman fits into, that being the realm of action blockbusters.

“It has to be ‘Wonder Woman.’ It has to have tons of flash, right?” she said. “Like when you’re looking at children’s films now, as a mom, I don’t want my kid to see all that. Loud effects, all the stuff that’s like stimulate, stimulate! But that’s what audiences want, so it’s a tricky thing. Sometimes it’s just the quieter more interesting things sometimes get seen because they touch someone enough. We have made strides, of course… It’s like a few steps forward and back.”

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has become the highest-grossing film directed by a woman ever, knocking Phyllida Lloyd's Mamma Mia off the top spot. It had already broken records, making a historic $100.5 million in the US in its opening weekend, also the biggest debut for a female director ever.

In theaters now, the film stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.