Alicia Silverstone was the ‘It’ actor of the ’90s. One role killed her career.

After filming Batman & Robin, Silverstone admitted that she “stopped loving acting for a very long time” – and for the majority of her 20s, Silverstone became so disillusioned with the entertainment industry that she gave her deciding power for roles to her team because “it was all so complicated and hard”.

Speaking to The Guardian in 2015, she shared how her life goals pivoted in the years following Batman & Robin.

“I was so overwhelmed,” Silverstone said of her film career. “I was just a theatre kid. I never wanted to be in movies or TV. There’s no support or schooling on what do you do when you suddenly find yourself famous as a young woman. It was just too much for me,” she added.

“So I decided I would use this to spotlight something that is very meaningful to me. I went on a quest to change the world, to make things better – for children, for the earth, for animals. I wasn’t paying attention to my career, I was paying attention to something else.

“One day I went: ‘Wait, I want to act, too, what’s going on?’ There’s a lot more to it that obviously is personal and private. But that’s where I’m at. I can happily have a [now ex] husband and a child and a life, and I get to contribute in a really meaningful way to the world and I also get to be an actress. And that’s a wonderful thing to be.”