Paz de la Huerta: “I consider myself one of the rare artists that are left”


Oh, joy. Paz de la Huerta has another interview and photo shoot. I know this is going to shock the world, but Paz took off her clothes for the photo shoot. She also cupped her dirty biscuit and played with her boobs (go here to see the full NSFW-ish shoot). So… pretty much a normal day for Paz at a photo shoot. Here’s the shocking part: Paz thinks she’s a world-class artist. She tells Flaunt, “I consider myself one of the rare artists that are left—especially of the young actors. It’s unbelievable what some people consider great now.” She’s being honest too – she thinks she’s an artist because of her acting, not because of the “performance art” of her life. Here’s more:

On her new movie, Nurse 3-D: De la Huerta plays a dedicated nurse who spends her nights exacting revenge on abusive, philandering men. “She’s been scarred by many traumatic events in her past and never healed from them,” de la Huerta explains, “and so, things make her act out, and she reacts in a gruesome way towards men who are scumbags.”

She got the part by terrifying producers: And how does one land the role of a murderous nurse? You sit down and tell them you’ve got the hunger. “I met with the head of Lionsgate,” recalls de la Huerta, in her husky accent. “They said they couldn’t find the right girl for this part. What can I say—I’ve always been intrigued by serial killers. I’ve been working very closely on the script… and with the director to make it as realistic as possible. I want the audience to have an empathy and sympathy for her. She’s not a bad person; she definitely doesn’t think what she does is bad.”

On the media: “It’s just ignorance,” de la Huerta bemoans. “I feel sorry for people these days. The media really feeds off of sensationalism. I work incredibly hard. I’ve studied acting since I was 15. I consider myself one of the rare artists that are left—especially of the young actors. It’s unbelievable what some people consider great now.”

Acting: “I don’t really give a f–k,” she spits. “Actors all look the f–king same these days. It’s so boring.”

Paz the director: She will soon debut three short films that take three distinct views at damaged women—women scrambling to be understood—called The Memento Mori Project. “Whatever I do,” de la Huerta intones about her shift to the camera’s stern, “I want to evoke empathy in the audience. I’m very extreme, and I choose to focus on the darker side of life. It’s essential to me, because there are a lot of people out there that are suffering, and what I hope is to have somebody feel not alone through my work. I try to take away the black-and-white of life. There’s a lot of gray. So many people these days are closed off. I just want to open their hearts.”

She’s not even an actress: “You know,” she says, finally, “I don’t even consider myself an actress. I consider myself a channel. I kind of live through every character I play.”

[From Flaunt]

Paz is so full of it. The only quote that I agree with is “Actors all look the f–king same these days. It’s so boring.” I’m glad there is a Paz de la Huerta just for that very reason – it’s good to have variety. It’s good to have an “actress” who is a completely different kind of hot mess than the usual hot-mess starlets we’re used to seeing. She’s right not to “even consider herself an actress” – she IS a “channel”. A channel to crazy.



Photos courtesy of Warwick Saint/Flaunt and WENN.

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Ohhhh thats right!!!! You don’t watch Boardwalk Empire. I think alot of people this past Sunday saw how brilliant she can be because the episode focuses heavy on her character, Lucy. I mean I was nearly driven to tears by her performance this Sunday. I think Paz is a great actress and I love that channel thing she said. I think of acting that way, as I am becoming someone, I am bringing someone to life, and all my favorite actors sort of breathe life into these people who couldn’t exist if they weren’t giving them life.

    I don’t have a problem with being sexually free and being a lil crazy. I think she sounds like fun.

  2. lucy2 says:

    Once you sign on to “Nurse 3D” I think you can scratch “artist” off your resume.

  3. Incredulous says:

    Eeep, she looks like she blew a snowman in that last photo.

  4. Blue says:

    Does she really take herself seriously? I swear this chick is nuts.

  5. Hellen says:

    Nuts, AND a drunkety-drunk-drunk whose special talent is falling into gutters.

  6. Kelly says:

    Rare? As in “rare steak”? Because I could definitely see that.

  7. Lisa says:

    I LOVE HER!!! I truly, TRULY, LOVE HER!!! She is SUCH A FREAK…which I LOVE!!! And I mean, she’s not “fake” crazy…she is TRULY INSANE…which I LOVE!!! And she “drops it like its hot” in most of her poses…which I ALSO LOVE!!! And she is SO DAMN..OHH, LA LA!!!

    Oh yeah…and say what you want…THE BITCH CAN ACT!!!

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    Her story-line on Boardwalk Empire is great right now, and she’s really kinda nailing it. She is absolutely believable in that role.

    (And what kind of hypocritical asshole is that dude?)

    Love Angelina, help a motha out here!

  9. Kate says:

    lucy2 – GREAT comment! ROFLMAO!

  10. atorontogal says:

    Why do female artists have to be sexual and provocative and males just have to show up????

  11. Victoria says:

    I just feel like that dirty tissue laying on the STD, pubic lice infested bathroom floor in that dingy bar you know you shouldn’t be at but only go because the bar tender is on some Joe (has an Italian last name I can’t remember but he was so hot on One Tree Hill as the bartender) type of hotness. That’s how I feel every time I look at her.

  12. brin says:

    Ahhh…Paz the artiste, she and James Franco should get together.

  13. Susan says:

    She always looks like she is about to vom on herself. Yuck.

    Also, I so wish someone would photoshop that meme of the little girl frantically running (Chubby bubbles) right over that last B&W pic of Paz queefing out this interview.

  14. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL Bellaluna I have been trying to help people all day. I think me and you must be the only people who watch Boardwalk Empire on here.

  15. X says:

    Gotta give love to my girl Paz. She is crazy, sexy…. interesting. However, I kinda feel like lately, that regardless how cool, interesting you are is worn away in Hollywood. Hollywood makes cool people into entitled, self-centered assholes. She still gets a pass from me for now.

    BTW, sad about the Johnny Depp story.

  16. Michelle says:

    Co-sign @ lisa, comment nr. 8. Love this woman. Not enough to keep watching the snoozefest BE, but still. I will watch the movie!

  17. LeeLoo says:

    She is so fugly!!!! How can people think she’s sexy?! She is so gross looking and the only thing she is talented at is taking her clothes off. She is such a trainwreck and I think the alcohol she drinks is causing an air of delusion.

    I’ve recently broke down and started watching Boardwalk Empire. And I hide under my blanket every time she shows up in a scene naked. She’s just so…EWWWWWW!!!!

  18. Reece says:

    I do have to agree with the unbelievable greatness of today comment.

  19. Ethel says:

    I don’t know if it’s from reading about all of her shenanigans on the Internet, but I had a hard time watching her on Boardwalk Empire last Sunday. I thought she acted like she was drugged (with downers or H). On the show She was suppose to be pregnant. Maybe that’s her interpretation of a pregnant woman. Seemed like there was a lot of editing done to the scenes – especially when she was with Jolson. I’m not a fan and think she is a crappy actress.

  20. Sloane Wyatt says:

    I love the Paz. She is great in Boardwalk Empire.

  21. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Ethel WTF are you talking about? Was that your first time watching the show? Must have been. Uhhh Lucy is a woman from the 20s and that slow, somewhat sultry speech she has is apart of her character.

    *SPOLIER* Lucy is unhappy with her arrangement with Van Alden, probably just being pregnant in general because she doesn’t look the way she used to look and can’t do what she wants. Don’t know WTF a Jolson is unless you meant Nelson.

    BE is one of the best shot shows on TV today. Its right up there with Mad Men. The show was superb last night. IDK what you mean by editing because I found nothing wrong it.

    Lets just chalk this up to you being tainted by her antics. If you can get past that you can see she is a great actress.

  22. Annaloo says:

    She was so good on Sunday’s BE. I am a fan now.

  23. Micah says:

    Of course you do, darling…..

    Because, just like 90% of Hollywood, delusion and self importance go hand in hand.

  24. theaPie says:

    I think she’s sexy. I haven’t seen her act yet..

  25. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I have to agree with @LoveAngelina she was pretty descent in Boardwalk Empire Sunday night. Her performance did’nt drive me to tears but her character actually was given the priviledge to be less of a caricurture and more human.

  26. Kim says:

    She isnt young and she cant act. I guess she considers an “artist” a drunk, untalented fool because that is what she is.

  27. Annie says:

    I adore Boardwalk Empire. Before this week’s show I didn’t think of Paz as much of an actress because she is such a mess, and I kind of wondered if her character was all that different from her reality. However, this week changed all that; she was fabulous and tortured. For other Boardwalk lovers, you might enjoy this link about the special effects that won an Emmy.

  28. Ethel says:

    Jolson was the guy who came to visit her and brought her the script – Al Jolson. You haven’t heard of him? I DO watch this show and I have my opinion. I think they did choppy editing in her scene with Jolson. The rest of the show was fine as usual. You obviously like her as do many other viewers. I just thought she was difficult to watch with her slowww, somewhat sultry speech, that’s all. To each their own.

  29. Lisa says:

    I think NURSE 3D is PERFECT FOR HER!!!

    I ALWAYS saw her in one of those “Avenging Angel” movies…like…Ms. 45…or Positive I.D….or heck, Avenging Angel from the 80s…


    And its because of her that I’ve started watching “Boardwalk Empire”…(overdosed on season #1 two weeks ago…now just an episode behind)

    The Harrow character…BREAKS MY HEART!!! Love him!!!

  30. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    I think Woody Allen should go ahead and cast her in a film as his drunk/crazy girlfriend with daddy issues and that will be that.

    (I have never seen her act so I don’t know how brilliant she is or isn’t).

  31. Trek Girl says:

    Gosh, I love her. I haven’t seen “Boardwalk Empire”, or anything else she’s been in, but I can’t help but love her, her style, and her general wackiness. She is definitely unique.

  32. the original bellaluna says:

    She’s also unhappy (on BE) because tainted Agent Prickface won’t let her leave the damn apartment!

    For a fun-time loving gal who was used to seeing and being seen out and about with Nucky, she’s got a full-on FML going right now.

    And can we just discuss “Margaret Schroeder?” Because something is very hinky there!

  33. Harley says:

    I love her. Her and all her hot messiness. Love!

  34. Tuco says:

    She’ll be in rehab before she’s 30 (if she hasn’t been already). What Paz does is not acting, it’s called stripping mostly and walking around like she’s out of it. I was rooting for her to throw herself down those stairs and end it all last night. I hope the Agent kills her after she has her baby. They can always find another “actress” to play a whore – I hear Lindsey is still looking for work. She has a lot more range than Spaz.

  35. Ruffian9 says:

    left of what?

    ETA: Did not need the crotch shot

  36. gonzo says:

    ethel, al jolson is not on boardwalk empire. you are thinking of eddie cantor.

  37. LL says:

    Every time I see her name, my first thought is,” Who??”

  38. original kate says:

    someone thinks highly of herself.

  39. Bad Fairy says:

    Yes the black and white slut photography is very artsy. Especially the crotch shot.

  40. Ethel says:

    Gonzo – you are so right! But didn’t Al Jolson sing a song in the first season of Boardwalk? The editing was still choppy in the Paz/Lucy – Eddie scene. Sort of like they had to piece it together from many takes.

  41. bluhare says:

    I love her. She’s a total trainwreck in the best possible way, if you know what I mean.

  42. Flan says:

    She’s the most annoying character on Boardwalk Empire. Her and Nucky’s brother.

    That said, her new movie sounds like fun.

  43. taxi says:

    New flick sounds like a gender-reversed “Dexter” spin-off.

    Paz was on Letterman a few months ago. She wore clothing, was alert, & had no accent.

  44. di butler says:

    Paz is awesome. Straight up crazy, without fear of being herself in H’wood plasticland. She’s nailing her character right now, so hopefully she can keep it together to continue putting out interesting work.

  45. smh says:

    ok i have began watching Boardwalk Empire now (great show btw) but Paz’s performance didn’t awe me yet. She’s o.k., the way she talks reminds me a lot of Juliette Lewis. She has a good physique but is ruining it now with her stupidity and dirty act and looks only gross now. It’s in to be a hot mess right now but only a fool would act like one to get the tabloids to notice. Don’t these starlets ever learn from the many stars who have died young before them?

  46. padiddle says:

    previous to Sunday’s episode, thought she was nothing really special.

    I thought she was very good in the episode that centered on her. And I always love her cause she is nutty. Prefer her over all the other cookie cutters. I think she is pretty with no makeup – she wears really bad makeup that makes her look awful. She looks pretty on the show – minus her weird bangs.

  47. Derek says:

    This woman’s lips should be declared a National Treasure or Natural Disaster – you choose.

  48. smh says:

    @padiddle i’ll take your word for it then. she must have something special if scorsese cast her in one of the female leads. maybe i’ll be impressed as the show progresses

  49. the original bellaluna says:

    Flan – Now see, I think the most irritating character is that rum-runner/hooch-maker who talks in a high-pitched voice and ends all his sentences with “hehehehn.” THAT’S an irritating character.

    And did it not break anyone else’s heart that poor pathetic Eli (okay, well his poor wife) is the one taking care of their father and their father thinks ELI IS NUCKY?

    Did that escape everyone but me?

  50. Laura says:

    God I adore Paz. She brightens my day with her crazy.

  51. Amy says:

    @Ethel – gonzo already corrected you, but I feel the need to correct you…again. Your comment about Jolson was super snarky! You “DO” watch the show, and yet you missed her practically spell out Eddie Cantor’s name to Nelson later in the episode. And I’m pretty sure they’ve mentioned him by name in previous episodes (last season) as well.

    I’m no fan of her (or her hard, plastic boobs which really tarnish the otherwise period-accurate and/or appropriate show for me), but I did appreciate her performance in the last episode.

  52. Gretchen says:

    “it’s just ignorance” this threw me into a hilarious flashback of the Southpark Michael Jackson episode.

  53. GirlyGIrl says:

    She can consider herself “Queen of Luxembourg” for all I care…

    Hey Paz, self-proclaimed titles like artist that rarely bear scrutiny.

  54. GirlyGIrl says:

    I imagine the photog saying…

    “Yeah that’s good Paz push the hair forward, we wanna mitigate the whole “face” thing you’ve got there…”

  55. Last Laugh says:

    Hmmm…if she was such a good actress, why wasn’t she featured on more shows during the second season of Boardwalk Empire? I guess she’s too busy making Nurse 3D and the Linda Lovelace bio. Outstanding choice of material, Spaz,

  56. Meanchick says:

    What’s up with the ‘kneeling with the legs cocked open’ pose? It looks like a homemade picture from the Playboy submission/rejection file. It looks nasty and I don’t care how much of an artist you think you are, your va-jay-jay should not be on display.