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Selma Blair: ‘I’ll lose everything, I’ll go to court. I will be on the right side of history’

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Halfway through our interview, Selma Blair’s one-eyed dog Buster climbs on to the restaurant table at the Chateau Marmont in LA and happily devours an entire plate of leafy greens. Strangers are staring. I’m staring. “Are you disgusted that I’m letting my dog do this?” Selma asks, her face serious, her tone as drily hilarious as it has been for the past hour, even when discussing the state of Hollywood for women and her fears that she’ll never work again. In fact, I’m just amazed that, here in Hollywood, even rescue mutts with part of their face missing seem to enjoy rocket salad with a blue cheese dressing. “I wonder if it’s possible to overdose on arugula?” she thinks aloud. “We’ll see when the dog dies tonight.

Blair made her name with Cruel Intentions, a 1999 mean-teen remake of Dangerous Liaisons, and has since acted in Legally Blonde, the Hellboy films directed by Guillermo del Toro and in the US remake of Kath & Kim, where she played the hysterically funny and spoiled daughter. More recently she played Kris Jenner in an episode of American Crime Story. Now she’s in a comedy-ish horror film called Mom and Dad, which isn’t going down too well in America, what with its theme of parents overtaken by the urge to murder their own children, though Blair’s performance has been praised by the Hollywood Reporter, which describes her as a “chronically underused talent”. Nicolas Cage plays her husband, and they spend half the movie trying to end their two kids with an assortment of homemade weaponry.

I happen to love it,” she admits, “because I had such a good time on it, laughing. It was funny to me. Isn’t that terrible? I can’t bear horror movies usually – my mom took me to see American Werewolf in London as a kid and I couldn’t be alone for two years after that, not even to tie my shoelace. So I would have said a film like this doesn’t help anybody, we have enough problems with killing. But then there was something so refreshing to me about saying, aaaah, fuck it all! And the premise is so much more horrible than the film itself.

Her real son Arthur came out to the location and played with her son from the film. “He was really taken with Zach [her son in the film, Zachary Arthur], he was like: ‘I finally have a brother!’ I was like: ‘Er, not real, and I’m trying to kill him?’ He hasn’t seen the film, but when he misbehaves I’ll show him.” Also coming out soon is a remake of Heathers, in which it’s not the traditionally beautiful girls who run the school at all, but the outsiders who’ve taken over. Blair, who rose to fame as part of the young Hollywood of the original Heathers generation, is now 45 years old, and plays “a diabolical stepmother who turns out to be the only sane person in it, because she’s the one who gave zero fucks and didn’t have a conscience to begin with”.

Blair grew up in Michigan, one of four sisters in a Jewish family. Her parents were both lawyers – her mother a judge – and they sent her to Cranbrook Kingswood, a private school that Blair speaks about with great affection. Yoko Ono was a guest; Keith Haring designed their yearbooks, and Blair still has her best friends from there because, apparently: “It wasn’t cliquey, there were no mean girls. It’s still one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.” She remembers the glamour of her mother power-dressing in Ungaro suits, with “the looks of Sofia Loren”, and also the formalities. “She had us all by C-Section at 8.45am on a Friday so she could be back to work by Monday.

Blair began acting at school and, after encouragement from a teacher and various TV and film parts, her breakout role was in Cruel Intentions, a film she now describes as “pioneering for teens. It was the first time two girls kissed onscreen in such a mainstream movie.” She was actually 25, but playing a 14-year-old, “because this was before HD so you could still look somewhat young on screen”.


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Hello everyone. Selma had a photoshoot for Vanity Fair. Enjoy!

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Club Monaco’s Campaign Starring AliciaSilverstone & Selma Blair Gives Us ALLThe 90s Feels


Club Monaco served SERIOUS 90s nostalgia with their new campaign, tapping our fave 90s babes to come to life in the new logo-loving capsule collection. See it here and shop the looks, all under $100!

Talk about a major #TBT moment! The major 90s revival continues to take the fashion world by storm — and it totally comes to life in Club Monaco’s new campaign! The brand tapped Alicia Silverstone, Selma Blair, and Justin Chambers to star in their latest shoot, which pays homage to the brand’s Canadian roots.

The 90s icons model the brand new #ClubThrowback collection, which features Club Monaco’s heritage crest that was on everything the brand produced in the 80s and 90s. The logomania trend continues to take over — and it’s going to be everywhere you turn come fall!

The campaign was lensed by photog Beau Grealy and features each star individually in black-and-white portraits — and if we didn’t know any better we would think the photos were from, like, 1998 — they look AMAZING! To go along with the shoot, the faces of the new campaign are going to share their fave throwback moments on social media — and if anyone has some great 90s memories to share, it’s bound to be this trio! Not only did Alicia and Selma have a major influence on the 90s fashion scene, but Justin starred in the brand’s original campaign, shot by Richard Avedon.

The cool new collection consists of two sweatshirts and four tees and will be available online on June 22 at 6PM. You can also scoop up the looks in select Club Monaco stores in Canada and at the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in NYC. The tees will retail for $49 and the sweatshirts are priced at $89.50.


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Selma Blair, Actress, Mother of Arthur 5 Years Old, Los Angeles.


Whats your most cherished memory on your pregnancy?
Pregnancy agreed with me. I so loved having my baby inside me, knowing I didn’t have to ask for help in caring for him or deal with any scheduling. It was just us. One of my most cherished memories is of swimming in the ocean near Tulum. I had gone there as a last vacation with Jason, Arthur’s father. The waves were gentle with large swells, perfect for floating. It was heaven. My belly was weightless and it just felt so terrific and invigorating and relaxing. The Tides resort didn’t allow children so it was just the ocean. I stayed in it all day. Jason said he had never met such a dolphin. Arthur and I were just totally relaxed and happy. Together.

What was the most difficult?
I found out I was pregnant at 6 weeks. I had to be admitted to the hospital for a severe kidney infection that had been paining me for a week. I took a pregnancy test before I decided to go there and discovered I was, indeed, pregnant. Jason and I rushed to the hospital where I stayed for a few days, medicated and unsure if the baby would be alright. I was on antibiotics the rest of my pregnancy and had complications with that and worries if that would be hard on the baby. But I had no choice. I had to make sure the kidney could remain infection free. But the truly most difficult part of pregnancy was at the very end. Because of some kidney complications, I switched from my beloved OBGYN to a new one with a brusque manner.

My due date was July 6 2011, but I had no signs of needing to give birth a couple weeks later. I felt fine. The midwife said I had to do a hospital delivery because I was so past my due date. Disappointing but fine. By July 22nd, the doctor was saying it was best to induce. I tried herbs and castor oil and anything to get labor going. Nothing. I felt I didn’t need to give birth yet. I had enough amniotic fluid, but when you get in the hospital system, you can get thrown. I was induced on July 23. 37 hours of full on labor without dilating. After 7 hours, this new doctor said I would have to do a C section. I kindly fired him at 2 am. Realized I was in a pickle, and called Dr. Crane, my trusty original doctor. He drove in from Palm springs, led me into a natural delivery. It took 37 hours until I finally accepted an epidural so I could sleep. It only took on half my body. I wound up having two more. But when I did dilate, pushing and giving birth were a breeze. It was nothing. I hadn’t slept in three days. Two of them in full labor and I was wrecked. Exhausted. And there I would stay for years. My advice is to get a good nights sleep and go in next day if you must be induced. Do not do at night. Lord. But Dr. Crane was a saint and Arthur arrived healthy and hungry.

I came across some of your pregnant bikini pictures and wow you looked fit! What was your work out routine? L.A must have way too many places and options, what was yours?
To stay in the best frame of my mind and fitness I practiced yoga at Golden Bridge three times a week at least and walked a few miles every day. Alicia Silverstone and I were pregnant at the same time and had a very supportive hike or two. They were very nurturing, to hike and share pregnancy worries and questions. We both planned home births.

I gained so much weight while pregnant cause I had to eat every half hour or I felt very faint, but I didn’t think much about it. I didn’t eat any gluten or sugar while pregnant. None. Except some fruit. I spent a lot of time in paradise cove swimming with friends and hiking Fryman canyon or just strolling. Everywhere.

You dressed from floaty dresses to skin tight leather pants during your term. you give at all into pregnancy dressing? What was your favorite thing to wear?
A strange thing happened when I was pregnant. Black clothing. I didn’t want to wear it very much. I felt so joyful and giggly almost. Good hormones. I wore things I wouldn’t be caught dead in now. Some silly dresses and such that only made sense with this big belly. I wore maternity jeans, white and blue, but that was kinda it for maternity. A few companies sent me some good things for the time but I did prefer leather leggings which stretch and go with anything. The Row was in my closet and i just stretched them and stretched them with the weeks of baby growing. Anything went . There was one pregnancy item I craved – and this is nutso – Celine wooden wedge sandals! I thought they would be ideal. A flat wedge and I could still have height. Summery and cool. Jason bought them for me as a gift. Bless him. We went to a doctor appointment and I couldn’t take three steps without toppling. Terrifying. I never wore them again. Platform wedge and pregnancy. Not for me. Not even now.

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