Her Clueless character, Cher, would be way proud. Fourteen years after Alicia Silverstone, 32, made the world fall in love with a soup-can-collecting Beverly Hills teen, the actress is now taking on a weightier task: Educating women about healthy eating.
A: Im excited about presenting something that can make you feel amazing and look your best. Once youre informed, then you can be really gentle and kind to yourself, by giving yourself all the gifts life has to offerlike mental clarity and vitalityall while making the planet better.
A: Yeah, but I want to wait until I have kids and then write a book for children. I have a lot to say about kids, but I dont think anyone wants to hear that when you dont have them! [Laughs.] So I want to have kids and go through, ideally, a whole natural-birth experience.
A: Yes! Isnt it beautiful? I think Ive had baby fever since I was 2. I know I want to be a mom, and I know my husband [musician Christopher Jarecki] will be a great dad. But then theres the reality part, where I also have all these other things I feel so passionately about, so were not at all trying. [Laughs.] I think I might be ready maybe next year.
Q: Did you have any family-health concerns that inspired you to live this healthy?
A: I was aware there is a lot of diabetes in my extended family.
A: You can hear your needs and desires more clearly. Youre just more juicytheres just this lightness that happens.
A: Its true. It probably started when I was doing my garden the first time. Id be out there, and it would be scorching hot, so I would take off all of my
clothes and garden. And then I would jump in the pool and swimand I always get in the pool naked, because why would you want to put on a bathing suit? But Im not a nudist at all. Im shy. Ive never done nudity in a film, ever. I dont want anybody to take a picture of me naked. But in my own home, in my garden, [nudity]s OK.
A: I think it evolved through my new happiness with my bodyand also through cool friends.
I used to spend a lot of time with Woody Harrelson, and hes not afraid to get naked! So around him and his wife and their kids, I just think I got more grounded and was like, This is my body, its not some scary thing.
Q: You slimmed down through your plant-based diet. Do you credit any exercise as well?
A: Diet first, exercise second. Exercise is fantastic, and when I need to be a certain way quickly, I amp up my exercise by walking the dogs and doing yoga.
A: I am! Theyre these beautiful makeup bags and brushes by EcoTools, completely cruelty-free and made from recycled materials, bamboo, and hemp.
A: Compost, for sure. We have a badass compost. I bought a baby bag of worms eight years ago and put it in the compost, and now there are bazillions of them. And its like the dirt is so delicious, you could eat it!