HOUSE OF WAX (Jaume Serra). 86 minutes. Opens Friday (May 6). See Movies, page 92. Screened after press time -- see review May 5 at www.nowtoronto.com/film. Rating: NNNNN
I'm on the phone with Paris Hilton.
To be fair, I'm also on the phone with the rest of the cast of House Of Wax, the Vincent Price horror flick remake: Albertan girl-next-door Elisha Cuthbert, rising man-babes Chad Michael Murray and Jared Padalecki, not to mention an AT&T teleconference mediator who talks like HAL 9000. And oh, right, about 35 journalists from college campus newspapers all over North America.
This won't be the intimate heart-to-heart with Paris I'd been expecting.
Still, each of Hilton's words is rare and priceless, like verbal Fabergé eggs, so here are the essentials.
Paris on being famous before doing anything worthwhile: "Um, you know, whatever. That's how it happened. I'm happy with my life, and I've always wanted to do this. I'm glad that I was famous."
Paris on why she was cast in the film: "Because I look cute. And because we all look good together."
Paris on her steamy scene in the film: "I think the scene is done really tasteful, and there's no nudity. It's just, like, me, in, like, sexy red lingerie. So I don't think it's a big deal, but I think in every movie you need some sex scenes, cuz people like it."