The audience often finds it difficult to differentiate between a character’s personality and an actor’s actual personality. Paris Hilton has often been referred to and thought of as a ditzy blonde who loves to party. This assumption is usually inferred from the character she played on The Simple Life. A film premiering on YouTube on September 14th, This is Paris, is said to portray her more accurately.
Paris Hilton claims that her personality on-screen is completely different from what she actually is. She spoke about her perceived persona in an interview recently. She said,
There are so many differences. With the character, it’s mostly kind of this blonde, bubbly, kind of Barbie airhead. And, in real life, I’m the exact opposite. I’m not a dumb blonde. I’m just very good at pretending to be one.
Moreover, she has admitted to the frustration and spoken about how annoying it feels to be perceived as someone with the same personality as a character played by them. However, This is Paris will hopefully nudge people in a better direction.
A childhood incident
Paris Hilton has had a rough childhood and certain painful incidents will be focused upon in the movie. Hilton revealed that as a child, her parents sent her to various “behavior modification” schools. At one such school, Provo Canyon School in Utah, she was abused. She never spoke about this particular incident because she felt it wasn’t relevant. Nevertheless, she admitted that she was glad to leave school as that meant it would be the end of her abusive experiences.
I just didn’t want to bring it up. I was like, I’d rather, you know, just never talk about this. Just don’t think about it. And the moment I stepped out of that building is when I decided I’m never telling this story to anyone, ever.
Furthermore, she revealed that the sex-tape scandal would never have happened if she had not gone through this particular phase in school.
Ending things with Chris Zylka
Hilton confessed that ending things with Chris Zylka was the best thing she ever did. After the whole sex-tape scandal, she has been a very private person and has reportedly had a lot of trust issues. In November 2018, Hilton ended the engagement with Zylka, 10 months after he had proposed to her with an extremely expensive ring.
I’m just really having my ‘me time’. I just feel that when I fall in love, I fall in love fast and hard and it was this whirlwind romance. I thought it was going to be my happy ending, and I just realized after time it wasn’t the right decision.
Hilton has been single ever since she split up with Zylka. She professed that it felt good to not be controlled by anyone and that she liked being independent. She feels that she is an incredible woman and deserves someone truly amazing – and everyone would agree to this statement!