Paris Hilton in burger campaign last year
Paris Hilton, the sultry hotel heiress with a less-than-saintly reputation, could be the next Mother Teresa, at least on film.
An Indian film director has told reporters he’d love to have the ubiquitous blonde portray the altruistic nun who spent years helping the poor.
“My agents in California have contacted Paris Hilton,” award-winning director T. Rajeevnath told the Indo-Asian News Service, noting he became impressed by Hilton after she turned down an offer to pose in Playboy magazine.
The English-language film is expected to be shot largely on location in Bengal and other locations around the globe.
“Although there are several actresses willing to play the role of Mother Teresa, the most widely respected and loved person, the history of the actress who is finally chosen for the role would have to be analyzed thoroughly before she is chosen,” the director added.
Part of Hilton’s history includes a sexy commercial campaign last year for the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, causing an uproar over its broadcast on U.S. airwaves, as some likened it to soft-core pornography.