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Alicia Silverstone Is Confused By All The "Wonder Woman" Attention

World: Wonder Woman was amazing! Alicia Silverstone: As if!

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Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, dominated at the box office, generating more than $600 million in the United States.

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Not only did the film score a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, but people LITERALLY can't stop talking about it.

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But there's one person who just doesn't understand the hype behind it all: Alicia Silverstone.

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In a recent interview with Variety, Alicia revealed her confusion surrounding the glorification of Wonder Woman, because there have been plenty of strong female leads in film before its release.

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Alicia, who once played a crime-fighting heroine as Batgirl in 1997's Batman & Robin, had this to say:

Before Wonder Woman there have been many movies with female leads, so I get a little confused. We have made strides, of course. I think about, what about all those wonderful comedians who are females who have had massive hits? There’s Bridesmaids. There’s a movie out right now…with tons of girls [Scarlett Johansson's Rough Night]. I’m sure it’s killing it, right?

She even went on to name cult classics like Mean Girls and Clueless, a '90s film she starred in alongside Stacey Dash and Brittany Murphy.

She also name-dropped The Good Wife as a show that keeps her interest.
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She also name-dropped The Good Wife as a show that keeps her interest.

But despite Wonder Woman's mass appeal, having a female director, and Alicia's previous experience playing a superhero, she still wasn't impressed with the film sparking female empowerment.

It has to be Wonder Woman. It has to have tons of flash, right? Like when you’re looking at children’s films now, as a mom, I don’t want my kid to see all that. Sometimes it’s just the quieter more interesting things sometimes get seen because they touch someone enough.

The 40-year-old actress expressed her desire to see other female roles held to such high regard, possibly like her upcoming role in the Paramount Network series American Woman, which is based on the life of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards.

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Set in the '70s, Alicia plays a single mother struggling to raise two daughters, while trying to fight for equality.

My character loses everything and is completely dependent on her husband. That generation — you [couldn’t] have a checking account without a man, you [couldn’t] do anything without your man. You [were] nothing.

Ultimately, she isn't trying to knock Gal's performance, Alicia just hopes wider audiences will welcome female leads of all kinds with open arms.

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