For Paris, Not Such a Simple Life
By Kathy Blumenstock
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, August 1, 2004; Page Y07
Catching up with Paris Hilton, the star of Fox's "The Simple Life," requires a megadose of patience and persistence. Like any multi-tasking career woman, Hilton, 23, has a packed calendar. If she's not working on her new clothing line, she's in the recording studio for her upcoming album. Or maybe at a party in the Hamptons, or heading off to Europe for a week.
Hilton's series wraps up its second season on Wednesday at 9 p.m. The show, co-starring Hilton's longtime friend Nicole Richie, debuted last summer, featuring the young women in situations far from their usual hangouts in Beverly Hills, Calif. They lived with an Arkansas family last season, and this year they've tooled along America's highways in a pink pickup truck.
Via her ever-present cell phone, Hilton recently chatted with TV Week about the show and her life beyond television:
What has been the biggest surprise for you in doing "The Simple Life"?
I'm just so happy that so many people like it and that I can make people laugh. I love to make people laugh. It's a comedy, you know, so that's why people watch. I have so much fun doing it, working with my best friend and we have fun together.
Have you ever been tempted to skip out on the road trip and simply check into a nice Hilton hotel?
We wanted to but they wouldn't let us.
The show or the hotel?
The show. It wouldn't be funny if we did that, you know.
Whose idea was the show's pink pickup truck?
The last time we had the blue truck and we ended up painting it pink so this time they gave us a pink one to start with. Pink is my favorite color.
Any special shade of pink?
Just pink. Any pink. All pink. I love pink.
What kind of car do you drive?
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