As Silverstone explained, “It is hard to be famous when you are young, particularly if you did not have any plans. I wanted to become unfamous as fast as possible.” She added, “I also wish I’d had the strength to say how little I knew about life. ‘Clueless’ gave the impression I knew about fashion and sex — it was ridiculous because I didn’t.”
“I don’t want to come across as a victim,” she clarified. “Fame brings money and I was able to buy a car at 18, a Ford Bronco, and buy a house a year later, which was a huge advantage. I did six movies back to back without a break, which was a stupid thing to do.”
These days, the activist/actress/author prefers spending time with her 17-month-old son Bear Blu. That’s one role she knows she was born to play.