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Alicia Silverstone Was Intrigued By The "Juiciness" Of "Bad Therapy"

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Alicia Silverstone, who stars in "Bad Therapy" opposite Rob Corddry and Michaela Watkins, discusses what drew her to the film and the story's three characters.

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- You know, we talk about people staying busy. And people talk about-- what are they watching? How are they distracting themselves? You talk about a distraction, you've got a new movie coming out. It was originally going to be in theaters. But right in light of everything going on, it's going to drop on VOD this Friday.

"Bad Therapy." It's you and Rob Corddry. How did this all come together? What was it about this story and Susan, the character that got you involved and piqued your curiosity here?

ALICIA SILVERSTONE: Thank you for asking me that. I read the script maybe a year before we started shooting it. And I loved the script so much. It's Nancy who's the writer. She's also married to the director of the film. She had written the story about [? us. ?] I don't know how much of it is her true story. But it's-- it definitely based on a true story.

- Well.

ALICIA SILVERSTONE: Yeah, I know. We'd have to check in with her about--

- That's an insane revelation having just watched that film.

ALICIA SILVERSTONE: I know, right? [LAUGHS] [INAUDIBLE] I think it got creative with it.

- Yeah.

ALICIA SILVERSTONE: I don't know. So the script was just juicy. I mean, these characters-- three leading characters played by Rob Corddry, myself, and Michaela Watkins are just really juicy parts. So when I read the script, I just thought I want to play that part. My character Susan Howard gets to do so much. And that was what drew me in.

And then a year later, the project kind of went away for a while. And then when it came back, Rob Corddry was attached to it. And he's my buddy. We've been friends since we did "Butter" together. We played husband and wife in "Butter." And we had-- oops-- [? went ?] [? away. ?] [LAUGHS]

We had such a good time on that together. And we've been kept up. We had Passover together a few years ago. And he's just so lovely. So, of course, I wanted to do it with him. And I still loved the part. And because what I love about this part is that, you know, we play married. We're married to each other. And my character decides it would be a good idea for us to go to therapy.

And we are really in love. And we're really doing well. But, you know, she's got some concerns. But, in general, they're really happy. And, quite quickly, this therapist manipulates them so much that she sets out to really ruin their lives. And she does.

And what I love about my part is that she is this normal woman who's got it all together-- got a daughter, everything. She's got a husband she loves. They're very still attracted to each other, like they're doing great. But she slowly starts to lose her mind. And he becomes completely unraveled. And she pulls a knife on her husband, you know, like you do.

- Like you--

ALICIA SILVERSTONE: [? Look, you ?] do. And so she goes completely mad. And I love that. I just love-- there was-- it was a juicy part for me. It was a lot for me to get to do.

- 100%.

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