One Paris Hilton Song You’ve Never Heard Of!
Months later, Bousman is greeting me in the hall of a recording studio in North Hollywood. His usually unkempt hair is concealed by a baseball cap turned backwards; the jeans ride baggy, sleeves rolled up on his black tee – a simple wardrobe for a dude tackling MPAA concerns on one film (that would be Jigsaw’s fourth outing) and five weeks of music recording for “Repo!” with stars Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley, Paris Hilton, Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy and a handful of others whose identities are being kept secret.
The schizophrenic crooner growls like Tom Waits and there’s a jazzy playfulness to the tune. My mind imagines dancing skeletons for some reason, but the lyrics are a morbid affair laden with conflict and gallows humor. Next is an equally crude piece that begins with an unrecognizable Hilton and the utterly identifiable Moseley sharing airtime before handing it over to Ogre. “He’s this completely effeminate dude who wants to be a woman and keeps wearing women’s faces.”
But let’s talk about Paris. The tabloid heiress’ involvement gave “Repo!” instant media recognition when the trades broke the news this summer. Bousman admits that during a casting session, “I was not going to read her. I was not going to wait around, then all of sudden there was this lightning storm outside and it was not lightning, it was the paparazzi and I was like, I’m not going to deal with this.”
He hands the story over to Mazzocone. “When you sit in enough meetings with actors you realize half of them come in without ever having read the script. She came in dressed perfectly for the part. She not only read the script numerous times, she was quoting it. She was so hot sitting next to Darren, she was flirting with him he had a hard time looking at her,” he laughs. “We walked out of there and were very impressed, we cast the right person for this role. It’s a double-edge sword having her from a publicity angle but my argument has always been when you cast true to the part – and she had the best attitude, the best voice and was the sexiest – then no one could fault you. Our cast is a magnificent quilt but a harmonious pattern, there’s magic in our casting.”
“There are people who have not been announced who you would never imagine have the voices like they do,” says Zdunich. “We’re not shooting this like a typical pop album, it’s really going to be their performances. And there is freedom to the music, and every actor has their own approach. There’s some room for improvisation, some actors are really good at it, some like to stick with what’s on the page.”
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Posted: September 4th, 2007
Time: September 4, 2007, 10:42 am
Wow. I had just now Googled Repo and read that story and had come here to tell you about it.
I just left a link for Bousman on his MySpace.
“…She not only read the script numerous times, she was quoting it. She was so hot sitting next to Darren, she was flirting with him he had a hard time looking at her… she had the best attitude, the best voice and was the sexiest…”
Damn, she nailed it.
This is such a shock I’m sure, to a lot of people.
To me it’s just a confirmation of what I already knew what she could do. What she can do. It’s all in her modeling, promo work, even on The Simple Life, but especially on PARIS. She’s an artist. A deep sea of possibilities…
And a year from now she’ll be having a litter.
[Mike Burns – AKA me- to himself] “There just wasn’t enough time, Michael. There wasn’t enough time.”