Hilton seems to be loved, loathed or looked at by everyone in
was it like for you, with this being your first major film? Was it
was really exciting, to be able to do one of Joel Silver’s films.
When I got the call, I was like so…excited. It was fun, it was a
you turned down lots of other projects?
I got sent over 100 scripts, and I turned down every single one.
What was it about this one that made you think “alright, let’s go forward with this”?
didn’t even read it, just because he (Joel Silver) called I was
just like okay, send me the script, and then I read it, and I really
liked it, and then he sent me Jaume, the director’s reel. He did
some really cool…I think it was like a beer commercial in
you a fan of horror movies?
you seen the original HOUSE OF WAX?
I went and bought it that day. Ours is hotter than that one.
Price is not as hot as me and Elisha.
take it you would prefer to do a modern horror film, then do
something that was a period piece?
would be fun, but this is better.
are your favorite horror movies?
love like, the Freddy Krueger movies, those were always so scary and
were you on the manner of your death in the film?
thought it was the coolest death scene in the movie. It looked
really good. I was excited about that. (Note: At the screening
that I attended, the audience burst into applause during this scene)
it really important for you to be able to be killed in the film?
I thought it would it would be fun, if you’re in a horror film I think you have to die!
you have to be cast for the wax replica?
I hated it. They put like, straws in my nose, and I couldn’t
breathe, it was so scary.
long did that last?
hour or something.
next for you in terms of feature film projects? Do you have
something in the pipeline?
just finished, I wrapped last week, a movie called BOTTOMS UP, which
is a romantic comedy. Now I have a couple of other projects lined up
that we’re doing. And I’ll be going to Greece in September to do
your character in BOTTOMS UP?
I play Lisa Mancini, who’s like this Italian girl, and her father’s the head of this movie studio, and all this stuff happens. And basically, people think she’s going to be stuck up as well, but they find out that she runs her own homeless shelter and she does all these things, and she’s sweet and cute.
was it like going from a horror movie to a romantic
was great. It wasn’t all bloody and running around freezing in the
actually wasn’t your first horror film was it?
I did like…something in London, like 8 years ago, it was like a
that NINE LIVES?
I never even saw it.
Did you have reservations about this because that didn’t do too well?
know, that was like a student film. Someone said it was on dvd…
Gate released it and you’re all over the cover.
would you characterize your strip scene? Would you say it was hot?
hot, yeah. I was so nervous to do that, because when you see your
body really huge, you’re like, scared. But it looks really good.
I had my song playing…I don’t like the song they picked. Sorry
song was it?
It was like me singing and dancing, so I could dance sexy and feel
comfortable. It’s my single from my album.
does your album come out?
of your scenes are with Robert Ri’chard. What was it like working
so sweet. I saw him in COACH CARTER. He’s a good actor.
you take acting lessons?
been doing Meisner for three and half years. But I’ve always
done…like since first grade I’ve done every single play, and I
was always the lead. As a child I’ve grown up always wanting to
do you like acting?
just love it, and I love being there, being on set.
love Marilyn Monroe.
was it about her?
think like me, she didn’t really care what anyone thinks, she was
happy, smiling, and she just…I don’t know, I just thought she
was always so beautiful, and she just seemed magical.
Do you prefer reality TV or doing movies?
love both. I love my show THE SIMPLE LIFE. It’s fun. I get to be
myself. But then it’s fun to not be myself.
you want to act long term?
I’ll have kids and stuff like that, so I’ll only do very few
special projects. I just do it because I love it. I’m not doing it
to be famous or doing it for the money. I’m doing it because I
there a dream project that you would like to do?
I really want to do a movie with the Farrelly Brothers. I’ve seen THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY so many times, I just watched it last night. They’re so funny. All their movies are so good.
cross pollinating over into so many forms of media. Do you worry
me, I’m a brand, and that’s how I am, I’m not categorized as
one thing. I don’t know…people love it!
When did you figure out your brand? Who you were going to be?
always wanted to build a brand, when I was younger…like Barbie
is a brand. I knew that I could be like that…American Princess. I
love Princess Diana.
do you think made the SIMPLE LIFE such a successful show?
just think it’s a fun show. You get to see me doing things I would
never do. People would love to see me milking a cow, or working at
McDonald’s, doing all these jobs that I would never do, I’ve
never had to do these things in my life. I think it’s funny to see
someone so out of their place. I love it, I think it’s fun to
you going to do another season?
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