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Paris Hilton Got Teary While Watching 'The Bling Ring' Premiere At Cannes

Paris Hilton at Cecconi's West Hollywood earlier this year. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Watching the premiere of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring' at Cannes yesterday was an especially affecting experience for one person in the audience: Paris Hilton.The heiress had a cameo in the film during a nightclub scene, and she even lent her mansion to Coppola during filming. But it was the experience of watching a dramatized of events that happened five years ago that really got to Hilton. She told Vulture, "I was really emotional watching it."

Hilton's home was burglarized several times by the teenage thieves in the Bling Ring, but actually watching the events go down on the big screen was another experience. She said, "During some parts of it, I literally had tears in my eyes and I wanted to cry. I knew what happened with the burglaries, but I had never actually seen it — so watching it happen, I was like, 'Oh my God, this really happened to me. These kids were really in my house and did this to me.' It's so violating. It just made me really angry and upset, and when I see these kids, I want to, like, slap them."

Did the movie help Hilton see the teens' perspective? "No way!" Then she added, "Well, I actually kinda felt bad for the guy, because I feel like he didn't want to steal the clothes and all that stuff, really. He just wanted to be cool and fit in with that girl. So I mostly blame the main girl. I don't know her name. But her."

Some critics might have wondered if Hilton might not be happy about how narcissistic she comes across in the film through her home filled with photos of paintings of herself. But this is Hilton we're talking about. She told Vulture, "That house is like my dream house. I worked so hard on every detail."

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Unlike one of the real-life Bling Ring members, Hilton gave the final version of the film her endorsement:

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