Nicole Richie recently spoke with the Australian Daily Telegraph's supplement magazine The Sunday Times.
On the era of the 60's and 70's :
“When I began to discover that time, I was gravitating towards the music,” explains Richie, “then I would watch videos, see photos [from the period].
People were using fashion as a form of self-expression – to tell the world who they were – and using their body as a canvas to do that. “They weren’t focused on trends or how expensive something was, or some sort of rule they needed to live by. “The rules were thrown out the window.”
On her troublesome teenage years :
When Lionel and Brenda split, she went off the rails. She told Vanity Fair she first smoked pot aged 13 and tried cocaine at 14. By 19 she was injecting heroin.
“I thought I was getting away with everything, when the reality was that I was arrested three times and had five car accidents. Two were totals,” she said. She prepared for The Simple Life with a month in rehab. She has claimed that’s when she kicked her heroin habit, but she was still drinking and taking pills.
On her Simple Life Days :
“Look, I believe everything in your life is an opportunity to learn and grow, and that’s what I was probably doing [back then]. It was so long ago, it’s hard for me to even think about it.”
She and Hilton no longer hang out, although Richie has said they are “friends who don’t see each other”.
Does she regret making the show that meant she had to do her growing up in the media glare? The answer, perhaps not surprisingly, is no. “I was 21. I had Fox come to me and say, ‘Do you want to take a 30-day adventure with your best friend and get paid for it?’ I said, ‘Of course.’ If I was 21 now, I would do it again, [but] we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. “There were no other reality shows besides The Real World and The Osbournes. There was no precedent.
“I definitely didn’t think about there ever being a Season 2 or a Season 5. “But it was just so much fun.”
The best thing about being a Mom :
“I get to live my childhood all over again. My daughter is seven, so we’re starting to watch all the fun movies together, like The Sound of Music. “You know, I’ve been wanting to re-watch those movies, but I’ve been too embarrassed to watch them by myself.”
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