Alicia Silverstone in Amy Heckerling's upcoming comedy 'Vamps': Are you totally buggin' for her to have a big screen comeback, too?

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This could be it, PopWatchers, the thing that finally gets me into the vampire genre. I couldn’t be wooed by the Twilight saga, nor was I willing to take a bite out True Blood. But Vamps, the new comedy from director Amy Heckerling, about two blood-sucking gal pals (un)living it up in New York City, all while dealing with the drama of falling in love with a mortal, could be the one to do the trick. Why?

As if you even needed to ask: Alicia Silverstone is in it! 

But even if my vampire aversion got the best of me, I think I’d still have to check this show out, because this could very well be the Alicia Silverstone comeback I’ve been waiting for. Sure, there have been false cries of her having a comeback before (she appeared in 2005′s Beauty Shop and more recently in the indie The Art Of Getting By, not to mention those unmemorable attempts on the small screen, like 2003′s Miss Match), but it’s the first time she’s re-teaming with Heckerling, her Clueless director.

It sure doesn’t hurt that she’ll also be starring alongside the likes of Krysten Ritter, Justin Kirk (pictured, far left), Sigourney Weaver, and — fellow Clueless cast member bonus! — Wallace Shawn (ahem, Mr. Hall). Along with a strong ensemble and a director that gets her — like Heckerling so clearly did in 1995 — Silverstone has the comedic chops to hold her own. After all, her performance as Cher Horowitz in Clueless was one of funniest of the 90s, or arguably, of all-time, so seeing her once in a comedy most certainly won’t, you know, suck.

I know I can’t be the only one wishing and hoping for a long-overdue Silverstone comeback, either. Do you think Vamps will be the thing that does it or did the actress simply peak with Clueless? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…it’s way existential.

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  • thecyclecynical

    I’m as excited as you are about a Silverstone comeback. I’ve been rooting for her to be back in a big way for a long time. I even endured through every episode of Miss Match just so I could get my Silverstone fix. It’s about time for much more Silverstone back on the screen.

    • HD

      I just watched Clueless for the first time in years and wondered how Alcia didn’t get an Oscar nod. Everything was pitch-perfect with that performance. Can’t wait to check this out!

  • Angelstorm

    Fantastic – It’ll be great to see her back !

  • Renee Radia

    Yes! I’m rooting for Alicia as well as Amy Heckerling. I loved her last movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman, and don’t think it got the attention it deserved!

  • Carol

    Another Vamp movie!!!
    Cool!
    Keep them coming!

  • Katyo

    I hadn’t heard about this, but yay! It’ll be great to see Alicia Silverstone again. I was always surprised that she wasn’t a major star after Clueless. I’m kinda over the whole vampire craze for now, but I may just have to check this show out.

    • Katyo

      Sorry, movie I guess. Eh, either way!

  • P77

    I can’t wait. I am always checking Twitter or IMDB to see when and where Alicia Silverstone may pop up again. Not only does she have “Vamps” in the pipe line, but she also has “Butter” with Jennifer Garner (and Hugh Jackman, I think?). I hope this signals a huge return to the big screen for her, because I’ve been a fan for years and can’t wait to see her up there again.

  • JJ

    I like Silverstone, don’t get me wrong, she’s charming and talented but the fluke of ‘Clueless’ was never repeated and she’s more of a “One Hit Wonder” than a “Comeback”. She’s been a working actress for years but she’s not going to be the next Julia Roberts…or even the next Emma Roberts. I wish her all the success in the world but she’s made FAR more flops than hits. Clooney may have survived his Batman flop but Silverstone’s Batgirl is still a painfully embarassing legacy.

    • KBC

      Um, ok, Eric Roberts! seriously? Emma Roberts is 20. Alicia is…not.

  • Blake

    Love Alicia especially in Clueless, this sounds promising!

  • Marie

    I am just excited because Dan Stevens is supposed to be in the movie!!!

  • Victoria

    YAY!!!!

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

    *uck PETA!

    • Nigel

      PETA has Bill Maher as a board member, and Alec Baldwin, James Cromwell, Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais, Joaquin Phoenix, Kevin Nealon, lots of other bright, brilliant types. Alicia Silverstone too. *uck PETA? No, just *uck you. You’re an insignificant, inbred imbecile.

  • tg

    Clueless was a gem, no question. Heckerling knocked it out of the park with that one. But she’s been kind of all over the place with her own career, never mind Alicia Silverstone. [see Look Who's Talking and it's sequel] And there is the fact that vampires are kind of played out. I’m still interested to see what they come up with. She did make the movie that launched a thousand teen movies (Fast Times). I guess we’ll see…

  • Jay

    Miss Match though short lived earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

  • Tina

    Funny, I was just watching an old movie of hers on cable this morning before work and I remarked to my husband that she’d disappeared from view over the past few years. He thought that maybe she’d given up acting or gotten married and started a family and left Hollywood behind. Hope she has a successful comeback…like the premise of this upcoming movie and she’s surrounded by some fine actors.

  • Nee Nee

    I generally like all Amy Heckerling movies, even the ones that don’t get a lot of buzz. And Clueless is one of the movies I can quote backwards and forwards. I loved Alicia, and wanted to be her in the 90′s, even before Clueless came out (I watched MTV all day long – Alicia was in all of my favorite Aerosmith videos). I’m pretty excited for this movie!

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