Paris Hilton felt “very emotional” watching The Bling Ring, which retold the true story of teenagers who burgled celebrity homes in Los Angeles.
The socialite recently saw the new movie, starring Emma Watson, and certain scenes brought back painful memories. The film focuses on a real-life group of teenagers who stole more than $3 million in designer clothing and jewellery from the homes of celebrities in Los Angeles in 2008. Paris was one of the victims and see was forced to confront the past when she watched the movie at the Cannes Film Festival.
“It was very emotional watching the film because it was something that actually happened to me. It was something so hurtful,” she told British magazine Grazia. “It was years ago, but it was kind of like living it again, to see it – and violating. I loved watching it. But I was about to cry in the theatre.”
Paris had a non-speaking cameo in the film and found the process very cathartic. She also allowed director Sofia Coppola to film some of the scenes in her Beverly Hills home.
The 32-year-old was robbed six times, after leaving her key under the mat and tweeting that she was out of town.
Paris insists it wasn’t the financial loss that hit her hardest, but the sentimental value of the items that she lost.
“They took $2 million worth of my jewellery,” she explained. “My grandmother gave me a beautiful diamond necklace, emerald necklaces, pearl earrings, big diamond earrings. Now they’re all gone. I lost her to breast cancer, so they were a way to remember her. Now I’ll never see them again.”
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