Alicia Silverstone, star of the film Beverly Hills Girlfriends (1995), was unwilling to reprise the role of Cher Horowitz in the series of the same name, which this Monday (20) completed 25 years since its debut in the United States. for. The actress preferred to focus on her film career and was replaced by Rachel Blanchard in a production that ran from 1996 to 1999.
Alicia made her film debut in the film Paxos Same Limit (1993), in which she played a journalist obsessed nymph. The work earned him an MTV Movie Award in the category of Best Villain. In the 1990s, the young actress also became famous as “The Aerosmith Girl” for starring in three music videos for the rock bands: Cryin’, Crazy and Amazing.
However, the artist gained notoriety and became an international icon with her role as Patricia Cher in the 1995 film. The film grossed $55 million (approximately R$289 million at current prices) during its US theater release.
Due to the cinematic success, the following year the producers decided to release a TV series derived from the film to continue the story of the rich and vain teenagers. Alicia Silverstone was called in, but the actress only signed a $10 million (currently about $52 million) contract with Columbia Pictures to make the films.
In the same year as the release of Clueless – the film’s original English name – in the erotic thriller A Babysitter Object of Desire (1995), the thriller Hideaway (1995) and also hit the big screen. French drama Le Nouveau Monde (1995). Later, she was Batgirl in Batman and Robin (1997).
As with Alicia’s embezzlement, it was up to series production to cast Rachel Blanchard for the lead role. The actress was chosen precisely because of her nearly identical appearance to the original star and mainly starred alongside Stacy Dash (Dion), Donald Faison (Murray) and Alyssa Donovan (Amber), all reprising their characters from the film. .
The program aired on ABC between 1996 and 1997. Later, it moved to a smaller network, UPN, where it was shown from 1997 to 1999. In Brazil, the series was part of Globo’s programming on Sundays—only with its first season—in a one-two with Sabrina, The Sorceress’s Apprentice (1996–2003). On pay TV, The Us Patrisinhas also joined the Nickelodeon grid.
The Beverly Hills Girlfriend movie will get a new reboot. CBS Television Studios is developing the project, which will add a dash of suspense to the story about the teenage students still very famous more than two decades after its launch.
The main character in this new version will be Dion, Cher’s best friend and loyal squire. When the blonde disappears, the partner assumes the role of the most popular girl in the school. While dealing with this responsibility, he is dedicated to uncovering the mystery of his colleague’s disappearance.
Watch the trailer of the film The Peties of Beverly Hills (1995):
Also watch the first episode of the Beverly Hills Little Girl series (1996–1999):