Alicia Silverstone stepped away from Hollywood because she ‘wasn’t happy’

Alicia Silverstone“Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone admits she didn’t feel comfortable after shooting to fame in the hit 1990s movies and eventually stepped away from Hollywood because she wasn’t enjoying her acting career.

She went on to land a big money movie deal and appeared in the widely-panned comic book blockbuster ‘Batman and Robin’ but the actress says she wasn’t enjoying herself and decided to step away from Hollywood by the end of the 1990s.

Alicia Silverstone explained: “I wasn’t happy and what I did was really extract myself a bit from my acting career and went more into my activism.

“I went to Africa. to help the elephants, I went to Peru to try to help the rainforest. I found my passion for writing books on healing and health. The Kind Diet books came a bit later but that was the start of the journey there.”

Alicia didn’t give up acting completely and took a number of smaller parts over the years, but has since been throwing herself back into bigger roles again after falling back in love with acting while appearing in David Mamet’s play ‘Boston Marriage’ in 2007.

She said: “It was there, when I was on stage, doing a David Mamet play, being directed by David Mamet, it reminded me how much I really, really love acting, And I was sad I’d let go of so much of it. There were so many amazing opportunities that I said no to, because I didn’t feel able. But after that play, I thought, ‘Geez, I’d really love to do that again’.”

Alicia concluded: “It’s isn’t easy, being an activist, a mother and an actress all at the same time. But I’m doing my best … As for acting, I’ll keep finding a way to dabble, to stay in there.”