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Kathy Hilton shares what caused her to fall into a depression before revealing what concerned her about her martini prank and dishing on the type of show she’d love to star in.
Kathy may just have a friend role on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she’s quickly become a fan favorite due to her unexpected goofy behavior. In fact, some of her one-liners, including, “Who is Hunky-Dory,” have quickly become iconic in the Bravo world.
Nevertheless, the new reality star got serious for a moment in a new interview when she was asked about her eldest daughter’s troubling documentary titled This Is Paris. If fans recall, Kathy took some heat from Paris Hilton‘s fans after The Simple Life alum revealed she was abused while attending a school for troubled youth in Provo, Utah, that her parents had sent her to.
Kathy has never really discussed Paris’ revelation in great detail, but she got candid about the situation when asked if she knew about the alleged abuse prior to the documentary.
“No,” she quietly told Bustle. “I don’t think at that point that she even knew the question [about her schooling] would be asked. I kept thinking to myself, ‘Why wouldn’t [Paris] say something? Why would she not say something?’ I also got into such a depression. I didn’t want to talk to Paris about it too much until I had talked to a therapist.”
Kathy, who says she has also heard from close friends whose kids also suffered abuse at that school, admits she hasn’t been able to bring herself to watch the documentary. “Let’s just put it this way: I’ve seen the little trailer things, and I would not watch that documentary,” shared Kathy, adding that she is very proud of her daughter for speaking out. “She’s already passed laws and helped people.”
Meanwhile, she also discussed RHOBH and the epic martini prank she played on her co-stars. Though she knew the joke would be funny, the 62-year-old admitted she was also a bit concerned about how the women would react.
“I knew it would be hysterical, but then again I took the chance,” she explained. “What if they got mad at me? That worried me a little bit.”
Speaking of pranks, Kathy isn’t quite sure if she’ll return for season 12 just yet, but she thinks she has a great concept for another show.
“I would love to be an Uber driver, and sell treats in the front seat,” she explained while pitching the show idea. “I’d like to have a thermos of coffee, gifts in the trunk, snacks, food, LA Dodgers hats, things that they could shop. And I would love for them to tell me where to turn. And then I’m just going to go the wrong way and drive them crazy. And then ask them if they would like a coffee or a treat, and then say to them, ‘That will be 35 cents for the coffee.’ And we have gifts. Where are you going? You’re going down to the beach, you need sunblock? Towels? A beach hat? And have all these things, but then give these very minimal prices. And then explain to them that we’re going to pull over, because we have to kind of settle this up, because this is not part of the Uber. Twenty-five cents, 10 cents for the doughnut. Wouldn’t it be funny?”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesday nights on Bravo at 8/7c.