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Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Confuses Alicia Silverstone

The Clueless actress doesn't get the hype.
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Alicia Silverstone has revealed she's mystified by the huge acclaim Wonder Woman has achieved as a female-driven (and directed) movie.

Speaking to Variety at Cannes, the Clueless actress said she thinks there have already been "tonnes" of "female, interesting projects" which have been critical and commercial successes—and therefore doesn't understand the huge fanfare that has accompanied Gal Gadot's solo debut.

You can hear her thoughts, alongside those of her American Women co-star Mena Suvari, here:

Silverstone said: "Before Wonder Woman... there have been many movies with female leads. So I get a little confused... I think about, 'But what about all those wonderful comedians who are females who have had massive hits, Bridesmaids, there's a movie out right now that's tonnes of girls [Rough Night], and I'm sure it's killing it, right?

"I don't know. I just feel like over the years, there was Mean Girls, there was Clueless, over the time we have had so many movies that have been female-driven.

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"I feel as an audience members there's tonnes of female, interesting things for me to follow and to be in."

Silverstone also shared her thoughts on what the appeal of Wonder Woman is, saying: "I do think the audiences will go where they see something—it's difficult. It has to be Wonder Woman, it has to have tons of flash, right?"

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Silverstone did have a word of caution, though, adding: "As a mom, I don't want my kid to see all that loud effects, all the stuff that is like 'stimulate, stimulate'. But that's what audiences want."

So no Batgirl/Wonder Woman team up any time soon we guess—despite Silverstone's comments she'd be open to putting on the suit once again.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has become the highest-grossing film directed by a woman ever, knocking Phyllida Lloyd's Mamma Mia off the top spot.

It had already broken records, making a historic $100.5 million in the US in its opening weekend, also the biggest debut for a female director ever.

Wonder Woman's success has seen DC boss Geoff Johns promising to "make the movies fun", as well as to "just make sure that the characters are the characters with heart, humour, hope, heroics, and optimism at the base".

In fact, DC's next project Justice League has recently been undergoing reshoots, with some photos from the location suggesting the filmmakers are planning to revisit the world of the Wonder Woman film as a result of its current popularity.

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This story originally appeared on Digital Spy.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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