Released in 1995, “Clueless” became a box-office blockbuster that launched the careers of Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy and others, but one of the film’s stars is not admitting he expected the film to be a bomb.
Donald Faison, who played Murray (a.k.a. boyfriend of Dionne, played by Stacey Dash), shared his low expectations for the film during a chat with Justin Long’s “Life Is Short” podcast.
“I remember thinking, ‘This is gonna be the worst movie ever,'” Faison told Long, explaining he thought the characters’ dialogue was “weird.”
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As Faison explained, “Clueless” was the first big movie for pretty much all the film’s young cast members, which lent authenticity to their performances.
“We were kids and so, it came from honesty,” he told Long. “Even though we were learning these big lines, we were all literally kids, all really hungry, so for it to be grounded, [director Amy Heckerling] was just like, ‘Just be you. It’s alright. Don’t worry about it. Just be honest with it.'”
And while he enjoyed the experience of filming the flick, the future “Scrubs” star didn’t expect “Clueless” would become the pop-culture touchstone it’s become, let alone a box-office hit.RELATED: Alicia Silverstone Shuts Down ‘Clueless’ Reboot RumoursAccording to Faison, producer Adam Schroeder “was the one that told me, ‘This is going to be a hit movie,'” Faison said. “I was like, ‘It is!?'”
You can listen to the entire conversation below: