Elisa Donovan Dishes on ‘Clueless’ Super Bowl Ad, Alicia Reunion

As if! Elisa Donovan and Alicia Silverstone went again in time for his or her Clueless-themed Tremendous Bowl LVII advert for Rakuten — and it was a blast from the previous.

“It was, wow, very surreal to stroll into that [set] and have it look almost an identical to the classroom scene,” Donovan, 52, solely instructed Us Weekly on February 1 of the business. “And [to] have [Alicia’s character Cher] in her yellow plaid … I checked out Alicia and mentioned, ‘Am I hallucinating proper now? What’s going on?’”

Within the advert, which was launched on Monday, February 6, Silverstone, 46, slips again into character as Cher Horowitz to debate her film rival Amber (Donovan) as she did within the ‘90s movie.

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“The business is for Rakuten, the web procuring app, which is clearly essentially the most excellent marriage made in heaven for this movie,” Donovan teased to Us. “It’s an homage to basically the controversy scene between Cher and Amber — and it goes to all kinds of different little spots that might be recognizable round L.A. And it’s actually VERY humorous.”

Each actresses slipped into their previous methods within the clip. Silverstone wore her iconic yellow plaid two-piece set to turn out to be Cher and performed together with her gum whereas Donovan rolled her eyes as Amber and threw up a “no matter” signal.

“I was fairly clueless about procuring,” Silverstone says within the business, slipping into her Cher voice. “Like, once I heard I may save by getting money again with Rakuten, I used to be like, ‘As if!’ However then I used to be like, ‘Uh, why didn’t I do that sooner?’”

After being transported to Cher’s closet, Beverly Hills mansion after which again to their highschool classroom, Donovan’s Amber tries to get within the final phrase. “Um, good day … do I even get a rebuttal?” she says, earlier than making a “w” together with her fingers. “No matter.”

Whereas the actresses appeared comfy with each other on set, Donovan instructed Us that it had been a very long time since she’d labored with Silverstone.

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“We hadn’t seen one another since … I imply, my daughter was a child. I wanna say she was an toddler,” the previous Clueless TV collection actress recalled. “So her son, [Bear], was perhaps a yr and a half or one thing. So it’s been a very long time since we had seen one another and I’ve by no means been on display together with her since.” (Donovan shares daughter Charlotte, 10, with husband Charlie Bigelow, whereas Silverstone shares son Bear, 11, with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki.)

The Wake Me When You Go away writer famous that the reunion was “a lot enjoyable” and “actually weird” after working collectively in 1995.

“It was surreal to be a grown-up. I imply, we have been so younger,” Donovan mentioned. “A lot time has handed. We now have youngsters and jobs and husbands and, you already know, ex-husbands. It was surreal for positive.”

The Canine Who Saved Christmas actress instructed Us that her reunion onscreen with Silverstone is current, however she continues to be buddies with the Child-Sitters Membership alum — and one different Clueless costar: Donald Faison.

“I’m in contact with Donald typically. We talk, we message one another,” Donovan defined. “I’ve seen Alicia not too long ago. These are the 2 that actually I’ve saved in contact with. I haven’t seen anybody else.”

The Sabrina the Teenage Witch alum additionally teased the entire Clueless characters her daughter will like when she lastly watches the rom-com.

“I wager she’s going to in all probability love Travis [Breckin Meyer‘s character]. He’s different and he’s a skater,” Donovan mentioned. “And he or she is aware of that Donald and I are buddies, so she’s in all probability gonna like Murray. Now that I’m desirous about it, she’ll in all probability love Brittany [Murphy’s] character. My daughter’s a non-conformist like me.”

With reporting by Angela Cuseo