Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone, 44, says her first name has been mispronounced for DECADES as she tells fans how to get it right but insists ‘it doesn’t bother me’
Alicia Silverstone is setting the record straight on how her name is meant to be pronounced.
The 44-year-old Clueless actress took to TikTok to clarify the phonetics after insisting everyone has been getting it wrong for years.
‘Just an FYI… It’s Ali-SEE-yuh,’ said the beautiful blonde who is a single mother.
Setting the record straight: Alicia Silverstone, 44, clarifies the correct pronunciation of her name on TikTok after insisting everyone has been getting it wrong for years
Alicia’s clarification was prompted by a new viral trend on the platform in which a user asks: ‘Tell me what your name is…and then tell me what people mispronounce it as.’
In her dueted video the Hollywood star went through the many names people had been calling her. ‘My name is Ali-see-yuh. Ali-see-yuh. Not Alee-sha.’
The video — which has accrued a whopping 6M views since it was posted on Thursday — was captioned: ‘Just an FYI… It’s Ali-SEE-yuh.’
And she later added via Instagram that the confusion ‘doesn’t bother’ her too much, but begged that people ‘get it right’ for her mom’s sake.
Viral trend: The Clueless star’s declaration was part of a new viral trend that reads: ‘Tell me what your name is…and then tell me what people mispronounce it as’
Just an FYI: ‘Just an FYI… It’s Ali-SEE-yuh,’ she said in her video after going through the various names people have called her
‘Get it right!’ She later added that it ‘doesn’t bother’ her but begged that people ‘get it right’ for her ‘sweet mama’
‘Just an FYI… (It doesn’t bother me though! But my sweet mama didn’t like it… so for her… get it right! Ali-SEE-yuh,’ she maintained.
She has begun to find her footing on the Gen Z-centric platform after creating a profile just last week, and already has 2.1M followers.
In two recent TikToks that nodded to her iconic role as Cher Horowitz in the 1995 classic Clueless, she slipped into the famed yellow plaid blazer and re-created scenes with her son Bear, 10.
She was seen recreating the scene in the film where a random student puts her arm around her, prompting Cher to push him off and utter: ‘Ew, get off of me…Ugh, as if!’
‘As if!’: Alicia’s three videos on TikTok have gone viral after creating a profile on the Gen-Z centric app just last week
Iconic line: In the scene Cher pushes a random student off after he invades her personal space and utters ‘Ew, get off of me…Ugh, as if!’
After her meteoric rise by way of the classic teen movie, she admitted she was initially ‘overwhelmed’ by fame.
She shared: ‘I was so overwhelmed by being famous because I was such a young girl and it was never really my intention.’
And Alicia thinks finding fame and success at such an early age means she ‘missed some emotional steps,’ but did acknowledge there were some positive aspects.
‘I think I probably missed some emotional steps that needed to happen in a normal situation of development. But I also jumped light years ahead in other ways. It’s sort of a combo platter. You gain some and you lose some.’
Finding her footing: After her meteoric rise by way of the classic teen movie, she admitted she was initially ‘overwhelmed’ by fame; pictured February 2020