remember that time Paris Hilton made fun oh herself on Supernatural
this actually happened
Hold up, wait a minute, let me explain y’all a thing.
So a few years ago, I was involved with the press release for REPO! The Genetic Opera, a cult rock opera movie that Paris was actually a part of. I worked with Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich on a few press packets and we had a lot of good conversations about the casting. Specifically Paris.
During one of the press conferences, a reporter pointed out something to the effect of, “You were cast as Amber Sweet, an heiress to this REPO company, a spoiled brat, a drug addled addict, and a disappointment to her family. How did you draw on your personal life to influence your playing this character?”
Naturally the boys were LIVID. They’d gotten to know what they described as “the real Paris”, the Paris behind the stupid videos and the sex scandals; a remarkably bright, misunderstood woman who had come into her own. However, she was more than willing to answer for herself.
Her answer was that she felt connected to Amber in that Amber comes from a powerful family who, despite her cries for help, is going to always be recognized as a disappointment and a socialite. She said, “I really drew on the idea that she had a father that was never going to love her, and she didn’t know how to deal with that. And in some ways, I feel like that’s something everyone can relate to.”
Paris Hilton isn’t as shallow and vapid as everyone thinks. And she’s far more self-aware than we give her credit for.
I want to see more well adjusted characters in the rp world. Characters who have walked through hell without being consumed by it. Characters who aren’t haunted by their pasts, but have learned from it and dealt with it. Who hold their heads high because they haven’t let themselves be crushed under the weight of their own lives. Your struggle is part of you but you refuse to make it the sum total of your existence.