The recent Paris Hilton prank on an airplane might have shown the world that Paris can actually act. According to TMZ, the prank over Dubai skies was planned with Hilton’s cooperation, and all the screaming and crying were as fake as the near plane crash itself. Hilton must have decided it was worth the big paycheck that sweetened the deal. The Egyptian television show, Ramez in Control, offered a payment “in the million dollar range” for the heiress to take part in the fake crash.
Earlier, it was thought that Paris was a prank victim and that she knew nothing of plans to fake out passengers with a near plane crash scare. Rumors circulated that the Hilton heiress was threatening to add to her fat bank account by sueing the show, hosted by Egyptian actor Ramez Gala. But it turns out if there are additional dollars in Paris’ purse, they’re from the prank paycheck.
Hilton earned that money. She gave a stellar performance when she “flew into hysterics and cried for her life during the nosedive.”
BUSTED: Paris Hilton knew about the near-plane-crash prank and was paid heavily for it!: Days ago we rep… http://t.co/JIdkn5k3yp
— Olisa Adibua (@OfficialOlisa) July 2, 2015
Later, when it was revealed to be only a stunt, Paris continued the act and tweeted that it was the “scariest moment” of her life. She added, “I believed the plane was going to crash & we were all going to die.”
Who knew Paris had it in her to be so convincing? Some Paris followers were surprised.
Wow, turns out Paris Hilton can actually act! http://t.co/MKClUNRwcD
— Z93 (@Z93) July 2, 2015
On July 1 TMZ found the blonde heiress out walking in Beverly Hills and caught some of her comments about the prank on video. By this time, everyone new that Paris had been faking it, and some were puzzled as to why she’d threatened to sue if she was in on it all along. Hilton seems to claim that the pilot took things “too far,” but as the website points out, “What, if anything, was she expecting?”
“It was terrifying. I’ve never been in a plane that was about to go down, so it was very scary. I think they went a little too far with their prank. That was not funny.”
Paris wasn’t the producers’ first choice for the prank. They contacted several celebrities with a letter about their prank plans, and assured potential collaborators of high level support. The letter claimed that the prank had the approval and cooperation of “top officials in Dubai, including Deputy Prime Minister Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” and “the crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” who was said to be personally supervising the project.
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