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For Paris Hilton and Her Fiancé Chris Zylka, the Simple Life Is All About Art

Long before he got engaged to Paris Hilton, the actor Chris Zylka has been making art—though it's certainly taken a more playful turn since he started dating his fiancée. Ahead of their wedding later this year, the couple sit down in Hilton's New York apartment to talk Zylka's transition from darker paintings to photos of "the most gorgeous girl on the planet," plus their love for co-hosting "art nights."

Released on 3/1/2018

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Starring: Chris Zylka and Paris Hilton

Transcript

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I love Chris' art, I think he's so talented and creative
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and I remember when he was showing his pieces
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at Art Basel Miami a few years ago
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and just seeing his art next to Matisses and Calles
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and all these just incredible artists,
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I was just so proud of him.
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(upbeat music)
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My art used to always come from a dark place,
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not a particularly happy place, it was kind of a release.
00:29
So I actually find myself painting a lot less
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because I'm smitten and happy and
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I get to do more photography
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because I have the most gorgeous girl on the planet
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to take pictures of every day.
00:45
Paris gives feedback on just about everything
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and it's always constructive criticism
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and it's always supportive.
00:56
I love everything that he's made
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but my favorites were one that he made for me
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with my initials and also, of course,
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the music video I Need You he directed,
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that's my favorite art we've made together so far.
01:10
Directing I Need You was one
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of the most amazing experiences,
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Paris is actually a living icon.
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You have to sit there and just kind of learn.
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We have a lot of art in each of our homes.
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You know, most of it is from artists
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that have given her stuff.
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I kind of let her do her thing.
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At the end of the day, it's her homes
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and each place is different.
01:38
Like the New York apartment's
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obviously a little bit more modern, post-modern.
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She has great taste, she has great taste.
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One of our favorite things to do is go to the Blick store,
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it's a couple blocks away, so we walk over there
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and literally I just, I'm like a kid in a candy store
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just buying every kind of paint, spray paints,
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glue, glitter, crystals, just basically everything
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I can find and, of course, resin to make it shiny
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and then we come home and we have art nights
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and sometimes we invite friends over
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who are artists and we all just get together.
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I get out a bunch of big canvases and we all paint
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and also take cool photos and make collages
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and paint over them.
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My favorite object in this apartment--
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Her. Is you.
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(upbeat music)