Paris Hilton missed out on a scheduled “Late Show with David Letterman” appearance earlier this summer in order to serve time in jail for a probation violation. When she finally made it to the late-night talk show this past Friday night, David Letterman didn’t let her forget the reason she missed her original appearance.
After a couple of quick opening questions, Letterman went straight into probing Paris about her visit to the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, Calif., this past June.
“How’d you like being in jail?” he asked.
“Not too much,” Hilton replied.
Letterman carried on with a series of slammer-related questions, including what jail was like.
“Well, obviously it was a very traumatic experience, but I did it. I feel like I can do anything now,” Hilton told Letterman.
As the interview pressed on however, it appeared there was one thing Hilton couldn’t do — tackle more questions about jail. As he jumped in with humorous inquiries about jail food, Hilton began to kick one of her legs and squirmed in the guest seat.
“What would a breakfast be?” Letterman asked.
“Like a hard-boiled egg and an orange,” she said.
“What was dinner usually?” he continued.
“Jail mystery meat.” Paris replied with a smile and more leg kicking. “It was pretty bad.”
As Letterman continued to probe, asking if the experience in jail was “ugly,” Paris quickly noted she wanted to change the subject.
“I’ve moved on with my life so I don’t really want to talk about it anymore,” she said.
Letterman, however, did.
“This is where you and I are different, because (that’s) all I wanna talk about,” he said to the heiress as the studio audience erupted in laughter.
“Have you, did you make any friends while you were in jail?” he continued.
“I’m not answering any more questions about it. I’m here for my clothing line and my movie and my perfume. I’m not here to talk about that. I’m moving on,” she replied.
After a few more uncomfortable minutes, Letterman finally switched subjects and Paris was able to promote her projects, including a new movie she is filming in Toronto — “Repo! The Genetic Opera.”