Alicia Silverstone should’ve been more careful. During Silverstone’s appearence on The Late Show on Monday, the actress explained that it may not have been a good idea after all to show her seven-year-old son the 1995 cult classic, Clueless. Silverstone said it wasn’t “appropriate” for someone his age.
However, she had to show it to him because every year they play it in the LA cemetery in front of around 4,000 people. She said to Stephen Colbert that it was “very romantic laying down with pillows and rosé.”
And while it’s certainly a great movie, her son ended up imitating some of the behavior in it. Silverstone explained that after they watched the movie together he started “trying to french kiss me afterward.”
Colbert immediately looked a bit thrown off by it a little bit, and asked her if she told him that it was inappropriate for a boy to try and sexually kiss his mother.
Silverstone said, “I just kept mouth closed! That’s what I did. And I just giggled.” Colbert got even more weirded out and said, “I mean, like, it’s super sweet.”
Colbert said, yeah, it “is super sweet!” After the awkward silence, Silverstone asked the host if he was worried by their exchange, and the host said he wasn’t.
Silverstone added that it’s not necessary for everyone to get anxious over it because he isn’t doing that sort of thing anymore. Thankfully, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief.
As for what she’s been up to lately, Alicia is promoting her latest series, American Woman, a show in which she co-starred alongside Mena Suvari.
Coincidentally, both women have been fighting to get out of typecasted roles since the 1990’s. Alicia and Mena had very successful careers in the 1990’s as “teen icons,” but the stereotype ended up being a setback for both of their careers, a common complain of entertainers in the Hollywood scene.