Heckerling Wanted Silverstone Because of an Aerosmith Music Video
Silverstone landed the role of Cher because Heckerling loved her in Aerosmith's music video of "Cryin'." In Jen Chaney's book, As If!: The Oral History of Clueless, Heckerling noted, "I was watching an Aerosmith video of 'Cryin'.' That was the first video she was in. And I just fell in love with her. Then my friend Carrie Frazier said, 'You have to see this girl in The Crush.' And I was like, 'No, I want the Aerosmith girl.' Well, it was the same girl."