Alicia Silverstone says she has baths with her nine-year-old son: ‘I find it nourishing and comforting’

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Alicia Silverstone has said she has been having baths with her nine-year-old son while in lockdown, as one of the activities that comfort her while in lockdown.

The Clueless star made the comments during a new interview discussing what she has been up to amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While the actor has been spending the quarantine cooking and taking long walks, she told The New York Times she has also been “finding activities” to do with her son Bear Blu, her child with Christopher Jarecki, whom she divorced in 2018.

“My son and I take baths together, and when he’s not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting,” she said.

In 2018, Silverstone caused controversy after telling US presenter Stephen Colbert that Bear Blu "kept trying to French-kiss me" after she let him watch her 1995 film Clueless.

"He loved [Clueless], but the one thing he took away from it, aside from all the things I was worried about, was he kept trying to French-kiss me afterward," she said.

Reflecting upon the success of Clueless as part of this new interview, Silverstone said: “It’s generational. The people that were watching it when it came out have shared it with their children, and so it just keeps going and keeps living.

“I don’t know why that happens to some movies and others it doesn’t, but I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”

Earlier this year, Silverstone said she was body-shamed by the media while filming Batman & Robin, and called her treatment “hurtful”.

She told The Guardian: “[That] definitely wasn’t my favourite film-making experience.”

Silverstone will next be seen in Netflix series The Baby-Sitter’s Club, which is being released in July.

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