Paul Rudd has shared his thoughts on the lasting impact of Clueless, saying the classic ’90s teen movie “struck a chord with a generation”.
Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, 1995’s Clueless took the premise of Jane Austen’s Emma and relocated it to a modern-day Beverly Hills high school. Alicia Silverstone starred as match-making social butterfly Cher Horowitz, with Rudd playing her former step-brother and eventual love interest Josh.
Asked why the film, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month (July), has remained so popular over the years, Rudd told NME: “I think it’s a clever movie and it’s well made – Amy Heckerling did a great job with it. The fact that it’s [based on] Emma means the actual story is something that’s held up over the years. But Alicia Silverstone is so winning in that part too.”