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House of Wax - Paris Hilton interview

Compiled by: Jack Foley

Q. This is a pretty scary movie. What scares you in real life?
Yes, it’s scary. I couldn’t see it by myself. And it was a very scary movie to shoot. Part of the set even burnt down at one point. In real life I’m scared of bugs. And I’m also scared of dying.

Q. This is your first starring role in a film. How challenging was it?
Well, the best scenes of this movie are really gruesome so they were challenging. And it was challenging to be in Australia although the people there were so nice. And obviously I have a TV series but this is really different and a lot more serious.

Q. You die beautifully.
Thanks. Yes, I was really hot when I died! But it was really weird seeing myself dead.

Q. How was it hanging out in Australia with this hot young cast?
It was hot, of course. You know, we’re all the same age and Australia’s Gold Coast was really fun and full of parties and clubs to go to. So we would go out and have fun.

Q. Is it true you were recognised all the time even when you went out wearing a disguise?
All the time. And there were lots of paparazzi. I guess there weren’t really any other celebrities in that part of Australia.

Q. Was it intimidating working with other actors who are a lot more experienced than you?
No, because everybody was so nice in this movie. I learned a lot from watching them do their things. I’m glad I got to work with such great actors.

Q. So besides House of Wax, what else is hot these days?
My dog Tinkerbell is hot, and I’m hot!

Q. And what’s cold?
Von Dutch! Von Dutch is really cold.

Q. It seems we can’t move for Paris Hilton these days. You have a movie, a TV show, a book, a perfume, clubs, a clothing line. Where does your drive come from?
Well, I’m just a brand, like Martha Stewart. I have my own brand and people like what I do and the products I sell. Whatever I do, people seem to love.

Q. You don’t get as much coverage for your charity work.
No, because the press thinks that’s boring. But I work with so many charities, like the Make a Wish Foundation or charities dealing with AIDS or other incurable diseases. God really blessed me with everything I have and everything I wanted. I’m so lucky and I think it’s very important to give back because there are so many people in the world who have nothing. So it makes me very appreciative of what I have. It makes me happy to do something nice for someone.

Q. So life is about being inspired and inspiring other people?
Everything in my life is about love and family and being moral and being a good person, doing something good and helpful.

Q. What inspires you these days?
Everything inspires me. My acting, my fashion. I’m inspired by me!

Q. And appropriately enough, you now have your very own waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s in New York.
Yes, I’m immortalized forever! I never thought I would have my own wax figure, but it’s so cool, it’s hot.

Q. You do a very sexy striptease in the film. Did you mind that?
Well, everything was already in the script. They needed a sexy part in the movie and I didn’t mind doing it.

Q. Do you worry that because you’re a sexy blond you’ll always be asked to do scenes like that in the future?
Well, House of Wax is a movie that’s going to be out there for a long time and people are always going to remember it, so I’m just happy to be part of it. I’m just happy to be a beautiful scream queen running around in lingerie, but I won’t always be doing that.

Q. What’s the hardest thing about being Paris Hilton and starring in your first big film?
That people will always have misconceptions about me. But I don’t really care what people think because I’m completely different from the way they think I’ll be. It’s nice to surprise people.

Q. Is it safe to assume you’re not the camping type like your characters in the movie?
I’m definitely not the camping type. The most I’ve ever roughed it was on The Simple Life.

Q. What’s it like being considered one of the sexiest women in the world?
It’s an honour. I love it. It’s hot.

Q. How do you stay sane during your crazy life?
I just stay normal. And keep being the same as I was before all this happened. I hang out with people I love and that’s it.

Q. But what’s normal for you?
Just hanging out with my boyfriend and dogs at home. We watch TV and films, we cook - I love making lasagna. We hang out by the pool.

Q. Would you call yourself a party animal?
No, because I don’t go out much these days. I only go out to things I get paid to go to now, or for a birthday or another special event. But I don’t go out just because it’s Friday night any more.

Q. What are your plans for the future?
I want to get married and have children. I want to be a young mum. My mum had me when I was 18. I’d like to be having children within two or three years.

Q. Is your boyfriend Paris [Latsis, a Greek shipping scion] into that?
Totally. We’re so in love.

Q. Will you still work?
Yes. I want to do it all - more albums, more films, more TV shows.

Q. And will you try and protect your children from the media?
I’ll do my best. I really don’t want them being in magazines because I think it’s dangerous. People really shouldn’t know what your kids look like, that’s dangerous.

Q. Do you remember the best part of your childhood?
I used to love going on trips and we were always doing that. We went to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and London.

Q. Always staying in Hilton Hotels?
. Of course, they’re the best.

Q. Do you have a favourite British celebrity?
I did. Princess Diana. I cried so much when she died. Even though I didn’t know her it felt like I’d lost a member of my own family. She was so amazing and strong and beautiful. And she used her name to do amazing things for other people. I truly looked up to her.

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