Entertainment behind the scenes
Paris Hilton – the new Marilyn Monroe?
Celebrity heiress and businesswoman Paris Hilton is back in Cannes to drum up some interest in the documentary “Paris, Not France”, which follows her as she goes about her daily life being rich and famous.
The 28-year-old tried to prevent the film, directed by Tom Petty’s daughter Adria, from reaching the big screen, but now sees it as a kind of set-the-record-straight exercise for someone whose portrayal in the media is not always flattering.
“I was a little scared,” Hilton told reporters at the Cannes film festival, where she said she was partying hard. “I filmed it over three years ago so it was a different period of my life.”
“It also shows how it is living in this life and how much pressure there is. It definitely shows a different side than the media portrays me as.”
You can read about the documentary here, from a story we did when it screened back at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008.
Asked why she thrust herself into the limelight as much as she did, Hilton replied: “I have a brand, I have a business … I always have something to promote. I love doing it, it’s fun. I always loved Marilyn Monroe and she loved the camera and the camera loved her and I just think of her as one of my idols.”