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Actor Alicia Silverstone says she looks so young because of her healthy vegan diet.

The star – who is best known for her iconic role as Cher Horowitz in Clueless – made the comments in an interview in the July/August issue of Redbook.

They follow her recent appearance on Lip Sync Battle, where she dressed as her Clueless character, leading viewers to remark that the 41-year-old hasn’t changed in the two decades since the film was released.

‘No accident’

Speaking about her lifestyle, Silverstone said: “Do I think I really know what works? Yeah. It’s no accident that everyone says to me all the time that I still look like I did in Clueless.

“I see the difference if I eat a certain way for a day, so I choose to make more than one meal be that great meal.”

She added that she is open-minded to everyone’s choices after being asked as ‘wellness trends’, saying: “I really think everyone has to be given the respect to do what they choose to do.”

Vegan children

Silverstone also spoke about raising her seven-year-old son Bear Blu as a vegan, saying: “I’m really open to Bear being a little bit flexible out in the world.

“When he is with other kids who are eating regular pizza – if there’s no vegan pizza, I want him to have the pizza. I know other vegans might not agree with that or think it’s acceptable, but I don’t care.

“I just try to always make sure that at some point in the day he gets some brown rice in him, some greens, and some beans. And if he does that, I feel good. You do the best you can.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.