Paris Hilton reportedly received a pretty penny for pretending to be scared for her life during a televised plane crash prank she allegedly knew all about.
Paris Hilton was reportedly in on a prank in which she was told a plane she was onboard was going to crash. Hilton was filmed looking – understandably – absolutely terrified on a plane by an Egyptian television show, Ramez Wakel el-Gaw (Ramez in Control). Her terror may all have been an act and she was allegedly paid close to $1 million for her appearance on the show.
Paris Hilton was reportedly in on the plane crash prank.
The 34-year-old heiress was reportedly in on the action from the onset, according to reports in TMZ. The entertainment website acquired documents from the show’s production company in which they described their plans for the prank and it seems Hilton knew some plan was afoot.
From what we can see in clips of the show, Hilton was under the impression she was heading to the opening of a luxury hotel in Dubai when the plane she was on seemingly encountered engine troubles. The production company, which allegedly gained the permission of the Dubai authorities for the prank, then filmed her reaction.
In the documents, the company further added how they had reached out to a number of American celebrities before Hilton allegedly agreed to appear on the show. Although Hilton was not told exactly what was going to happen, she did know something was up before she even boarded the plane.
However, Hilton is not renowned for her acting prowess so, if she really was in on the prank, her skills have certainly improved since her days in such films as House of Wax. She looks genuinely terrified and she may not have known the extent to which the company planned to go which would account for her genuine look of terror.
Although Hilton was temporarily terrified, she reportedly received a substantial sum for her troubles. The production company reportedly paid her around $1 million to appear on the show.
Paris Hilton is a better actress than we thought ... we've learned she was totally in on the "near plane crash" stunt. TMZ has obtained a document prepared by the Egyptian production company behind the prank. Turns out Paris wasn't their first choice. The company sent the offer to the reps of other American celebs back in March, offering them big money to participate in the prank. The document states, "We will act as if something is going wrong and ask all passengers to jump off the plane!!! Of course everyone will panic, we'll be having skydivers in disguise with us on board." The doc goes on, "We will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guest when they fear jumping off the plane." And the document even mentions the stunt has the blessing of Dubai authorities ... "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." Sources say the production company offered a huge amount of money to a willing celeb ... in the million dollar range. Head over to the link in the profile - we got Paris out Wednesday in Bev Hills, and listen closely ... she talks about the pilot "taking it too far." The question ... what, if anything, was she expecting? #tmz #parishilton #prank