INT: Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton seems to be loved, loathed or looked at by everyone in America . She’s everywhere – books, music, TV, and now…movies. Will she continue to dominate the media, or has she moved past her pop culture expiration date? Only time will tell. JoBlo.com recently sat down with Paris to talk about her role in the new film , plus about producer Joel Silver, and the future of all things Paris .


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 great experience.

What was it about this one that made you think “alright, let’s go forward with this”?

I 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 Japan , with Brad Pitt dancing in it, and it was really hot. I was like “this guy’s a good director, and it’s Joel Silver.”

Have you seen the original HOUSE OF WAX?

Vincent Price is not as hot as me and Elisha.

I even like SCARY MOVIE and SCREAM…they’re really fun.

Note: At the screening that I attended, the audience burst into applause during this scene)

I thought it would it would be fun, if you’re in a horror film I think you have to die!

Yes, I hated it. They put like, straws in my nose, and I couldn’t breathe, it was so scary.

What’s next for you in terms of feature film projects? Do you have something in the pipeline?

I 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 another film.

What’s 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.

It was great. It wasn’t all bloody and running around freezing in the forest!

This actually wasn’t your first horror film was it?

No. I did like…something in London, like 8 years ago, it was like a student film


Did you have reservations about this because that didn’t do too well?

You know, that was like a student film. Someone said it was on dvd…

Lion’s Gate released it and you’re all over the cover.


Really 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.

No. I had my song playing…I don’t like the song they picked. Sorry Joel.

“Screwed”. It was like me singing and dancing, so I could dance sexy and feel comfortable. It’s my single from my album.

Most of your scenes are with Robert Ri’chard. What was it like working with him?

He’s so sweet. I saw him in COACH CARTER. He’s a good actor.

I’ve 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 act.

Who’s your inspiration?

I 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.

I 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.

Yeah. 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 love it.

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.

You’re cross pollinating over into so many forms of media. Do you worry about overexposure?

With 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!

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.

I 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 watch.


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