Paris Hilton Is ‘Very Proud’ of ‘The Simple Life’: ‘I Watch It ‘All the Time’ With Boyfriend Chris Zylka

Nicole Richie (left), Paris Hilton and their pups are on camera at Park Ave. and 55th St. as they film a scene for their TV series "Simple Life."
Nicole Richie (left), Paris Hilton and their pups are on camera at Park Ave. and 55th St. as they film a scene for their TV series "Simple Life." Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Though The Simple Life left television screens nearly a decade ago, Paris Hilton has no interest in leaving her days on the reality series behind her.

“My boyfriend [Chris Zylka] and I watch it all the time,” Hilton, 36, told Refinery 29 of the show, which hilariously documented her and Nicole Richie navigating manual labor from 2003-2007. “I think one of the most funny ones was when Nicole and I worked at Sonic. We were just dressed up on those big milkshake outfits, and we were running around and causing trouble.”

Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka arrive at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France.
Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka arrive at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Tony Barson/FilmMagic

The DJ added of the series: “We always had so much fun on that show. [Richie] is so funny.”

Still, Hilton does have one minor grievance about her time working on the show. “People think because of the character I played — people assume before they meet me that I’m a really ditzy dumb blonde,” she said. “That’s the one thing that kind of annoys me sometimes. They just think because of the reality show that’s who I really am. But that was just a character that I created.”

Paris Hilton attends the premiere of Focus Features' "The Beguiled" at Directors Guild Of America on June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Paris Hilton attends the premiere of Focus Features' "The Beguiled" at Directors Guild Of America on June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images

Taking on the exaggerated version of herself led to unplanned success for the former socialite. “I didn’t realize what a huge success [it would be] — that I would have to continue playing this character for five years,” Hilton explained. “With everything that’s happening, though, with my business, I think people can understand that you couldn’t possibly get this far being a dumb blonde.”

Though there’s nothing in the works just yet, Hilton isn’t entirely ruling out getting back on the farm for a series revival. “They’ve been talking to me about it and asking me for a while,” she revealed. “I’ve just been so busy with everything else going on. Reality TV is not really a priority for me; I get offered every single day from different networks and producers coming up with ideas. I just don’t think anything has been innovative or exciting to me. So, I’d rather focus on my business. I feel like that show was just everything. So, it would be really hard to recreate that.”

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