The good, brilliant people over at W magazine had access to Seth Rogen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, and Paul Dano. So, what did they decide to do with that kind of celebrity access? Have them participate in a fake casting call for Clueless with all of them reenacting Alicia Silverstone’s debate class speech. I know, I’m totally buggin’ myself.
You know the one. (“And in conclusion, may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.”) What’s even better is that each of these great minds have their own unique spin on this excerpt from the 1995 movie classic. Rogen has my personal favorite take, though there’s nothing like watching serious actors do their best to get into the character of Cher Horowitz. Watch it below.
“I’d like to preface this by saying that, what was unfortunate about reading through this for the first time — and I would also like to say that I just got this — I realized that I talk like this,” Gyllenhaal said before giving the material his best interpretation. Folks like Iggy Azalea, who channeled Clueless in her “Fancy” music video, and the cast of The Golden Girls, who put their spin on the film, have had their shot reenacting the film, but this video is one for the viral history books.
Most of the stars have virtually vanished, except for Stacey Dash, who keeps putting her foot in her mouth, and Paul Rudd, who’s now a Marvel superhero. But even now the Amy Heckerling film speaks to any of us who have ever felt like a heifer for gorging on Special K, turkey bacon, popcorn, peanut butter M&M’s, and licorice; or confusing Kuwait for somewhere in the valley; or gone totally butt crazy in love with anyone or anything. Watch the original scene in the video below and see how Rogen and company compare.