Paris Hilton Crushes Acting, Was Apparently In On Crazy Plane Crash Prank

Alright we admit it, they totally had us fooled. A few days ago we reported on an Egyptian TV show that staged a prank plane crash (a terrible phrase if there ever was one) with Paris Hilton on board. We told you all about how utterly terrified she was. Now, it turns out, she was in on the joke the whole time. Apparently Paris can act after all, who knew?

Gossip site TMZ has obtained documents from the production company behind Ramez in Control, the ironically named prank TV show on which Hilton was a guest. It turns out that the offer to pretend to be on a crashing plane was sent to multiple celebrities back in March, although, unfortunately, it’s not mentioned which ones. It looks like the show went down a list before getting to Paris, who was not the show's first choice. The powers that be apparently wanted a big name quite badly as they offered a pay day “in the million dollar range” to do the bit.

Amongst the other items of note in the production document is the fact that Dubai authorities were in on the prank, providing security. Here's the official statement:

Dubai official authorities are monitoring this show and providing us with security. If you want to make sure, you can contact the office of crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He himself will be supervising the progress of the project.

Whether this is a statement as to how seriously the nation of Dubai apparently took this stunt, or evidence that the crown prince has nothing better to do with his time is not clear. (My guess is the latter.) Dubai may be the Paris Hilton of countries.

In all seriousness though, here’s to Paris Hilton. We’ve never given her enough credit, because it turns out she can act like she’s having a complete freak out with the best of them. We’ll admit that part of the reason we bought the prank was that we wouldn’t have even considered Hilton to be acting. It makes one stop and reconsider everything one knows to be true. Maybe her entire public persona is just a massive performance art piece to compete with Shia Labeouf and Joaquin Phoenix. OK, probably not.

So, let this be a lesson to everybody who fell for this to always be a bit more skeptical when that viral video shows up in your social media feed. Even Paris Hilton can fool you if you assume she’s somebody who can’t. We’re more than a little embarrassed for ourselves on this one. But seriously, a prank plane crash, who does that?

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.