If you think you know [artist id="2024407"]Paris Hilton[/artist], think again. In “Paris, Not France,” a new documentary airing Tuesday (July 28) at 8:30 p.m. ET on MTV, the heiress aims to show the world who she really is and how hard she works to be in the spotlight.
Shot by director Adria Petty in London, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the film focuses on Paris Hilton as a brand. “I wanted to do a documentary to show the real me,” Hilton told MTV News. “I think there’s a lot of misconceptions in the media. This movie is very personal. It’s kind of like a diary.”
Hilton said when she talked with Petty about making the film, she “broke it down to her and talked about things that have never been spoken about before, and people will learn a lot from that.”
She goes on to explain that the film was shot about three years ago and that it took awhile for her to get up the courage to release it. “At first, I was shy to release it,” she said, adding, “I didn’t feel comfortable, but over the years, I’ve really grown as a woman.”
In addition to interviews with Paris, the film also features Donald Trump and media figures like Jeff Vespa of WireImage and Richard Johnson of the New York Post‘s Page Six.
While it might seem like a lot of people know her well, Paris finds it hard to have real friends. “It’s really hard for me to trust people, especially growing up in Hollywood,” she said. “From growing up here, I’ve learned to have a tough skin.”
She’s also learned to put on a special public persona. “The public Paris Hilton is a little different than I am in real life,” she admitted, noting that in real life, she loves to relax in sweats. “When I’m in public, it’s a lot more glam.”
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