It was a return to the scene of the crime Monday night for Paz de la Huerta. The starlet has a court date this week for an assault charge stemming from an incident at the Boom Boom Room last Spring. She ventured back to the club last night for a screening after party.
Was she nervous to face the criminal justice system? The Boardwalk Empire starlet demurred: “No, I’m… You know—god willing—you know, I just won’t comment on that..”
Attempting to shift into more comfortable territory, The Observer noted Ms. Huerta’s skin-tight gold pants. “I’m wearing all vintage clothes. But,” she continued, “I’m not nervous, I have an amazing lawyer.” It appeared that Ms. Huerta’s pants are the path to her heart. She continued:
“I just hope for the best outcome. I want to move on with my life. I learned a lesson from that and it’s important to stay away from publicity-seeking people. You know?” She was presumably referring to otherwise unknown former reality star Samatha Swetra, the target of Ms. Huerta’s reported assault.
She has, however, found ways to pass the time until her day in court:
I’m finishing directing a film of mine,” she said. “It’s my version of The Red Shoes…. [It’s] about a woman who‘s unique, and lives in a small village, and is ostracized for being different, for being talented, and then she makes a horrible mistake and because the people in the village are so—you know—jealous of her, they don’t forgive her,” she sighed, “and we are all human, you know. And we all suffer.”
Presumably, she associated with her protagonist? “Well, I play her,” she noted.
Her inspiration for the film was a course on folk tales she took at the New School. “… I feel it’s a very important story to tell, especially in an age when the media has to take responsibility for their actions,” she reminded us.
“Look what just happened to Amy Winehouse! Maybe had she not seen so many bad pictures of herself she would have gotten more self esteem,” Ms. Huerta offered, “and not been so self-destructive.”