It was four years ago today—on Dec. 20, 2009—that the world was shocked to learn that life of a beautiful and bright actress was cut short; Brittany Murphy mysteriously passed away. She was only 32 at the time.
In the 4 years since then, shocking allegations have come out about the cause of her death after her father, Angelo Bertolotti, claimed that a toxicology report showed that the starlet was intentionally poisoned.
When her Clueless costars got together and remembered her, it wasn’t her death that Alicia Silverstone, Donald Faison, Jeremy Sisto and Breckin Meyer reflected on; it was their bright, sweet costar whose life was cut too short that they cared about.
“I love when Brittany Murphy does her little ‘rolling with the homies,’” Alicia said. “It’s so sweet. She was so special for that role and just adorable and lovely and brilliant. It’s so weird to think she’s not around anymore. It seems very abstract.”
Breckin, who played her on-screen love interest, agreed that there was something special about his late friend.
“She was amazing,” he gushed. “She was so sweet and so much fun, especially that character in Clueless. It continues to suck that she’s not here.”
Donald, who played Murray in the 1995 classic, explained to New York Magazine why he thinks that song and dance resonated with fans—and continues to.
“She had that spark, you know what I mean? I honestly believe that’s why everybody remembers the song, because one, she’s so cute when she sings it,” he explained. “Two, you didn’t expect that voice to come out of that girl when she sang.”
Coolio explained to the mag that he was asked to write a song, and that “Rollin’ With My Homies” came to be; the dance move, however, was all Breckin’s idea.
He said that he did his “go-to, funny, whatever-[he]-thought-was-a-douche-y dance at the time” move, and added that he used to be bothered by fans coming up to him to recreate the dance—because it would be a constant reminder of his failure, had he not succeeded n show business.
If nothing else, he and his costars have the “Rollin’ With the Homies” dance as a memory shared with their late costar. And we think that makes for a pretty sweet reminder.