“You know, everybody’s shaking their heads [about Brittany Murphy] and going ‘drugs,’ of course. I don’t know what was happening on the last movie. I know that, you know, she seemed to go through a change, you know, on Clueless. Maybe she felt like she was not the skinny pretty girl…you know?

“And then the next few movies she was…you know, thinner, blonde, you know, at MTV Awards and all sorts of things like that, and going out with Eminem and Ashton Kutcher, and, you know, suddenly got more into that whole glamorous scene. I think she felt the pressure to become a different sort of commodity to survive in show business, and I think it was awful.” — Clueless director Amy Heckerling speaking with Scott Feinberg, in a q & a posted today. (Here’s the sound file.)