Paris Hilton just released a trailer for her documentary, This is Paris. It is a YouTube Original documentary and it seems unfiltered. The star hints at past trauma in the trailer.
She says in the trailer, “I feel like the whole world thinks they know me. No one really knows who I am. … I don’t even know who I am sometimes. I didn’t use to be that way.”
Paris talks about playing a character and says it is hard for her to be normal. The trailer also includes her current life where she is seen fighting with someone behind-the-scenes. It includes a video montage of when she was a child and one of the scenes includes getting dropped off at boarding school in Utah as a teenager.
Along with Paris, her sister, Nicky Rothschild Hilton, and their mother Kathy Hilton also make appearances. The star says there is something that happened to her as a kid that she does not share with anybody. “I just heard screaming bloody murder,” Nicky recalls.
Paris revealed she could not tell them because she will be punished by someone else. She says in the trailer that she still has nightmares about it. The actor reveals, “The only thing that saved my sanity was thinking about who I wanted to become when I got out of there. I just created this brand and this persona and this character, and I’ve been stuck with her ever since.”
Nicky is heard saying that the body never forgets trauma even if the mind does. She further adds that the trauma is trapped in Paris and it will come out someday.
The project is directed by Emmy-winning director, Alexandra Dean. He promises to uncover the hidden past of the international icon. Paris will be confronting “the heartbreaking trauma that forged who she is today,” according to the description.
Paris’s great-grandfather admitted filming the documentary as therapeutic. In her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, she revealed that she is excited but nervous because of the topic discussed in the documentary. She said, “It’s things I’ve never talked about before, really personal and traumatic experiences, so to talk about that publicly is obviously very hard.”
Paris said she is a shy person in spite of being on camera all her life. “Obviously I’m used to be on camera from being on camera for so long. But I’ve always been a very naturally shy person, so I loved just inventing this character and playing that character,” she explained. The star further said being herself was a different experience. She also admitted to it being therapeutic because she learned so much about herself.
Paris said, “I had no idea why I am the way I am, and now I understand myself so much more.” This Is Paris premieres September 14 on Hilton’s YouTube Channel.