For ten years, one of the most consistently popular actresses in the adult industry has been Victoria Paris. Victoria has long been a favorite of ours here at Talking Blue and was one of our earliest supporters. We always relish the opportunity to catch up with the curvy blonde who shot to fame in many of the early Vivid films.
These days, Victoria has slowed down her output of porno films, being very selective about the roles that she now takes. When you see her name in the credits, you know that the movie will be one of the best to come out that year.
We caught up with Victoria Paris when she was in town, appearing at Bob's Classy Lady, a popular Los Angeles gentlemen's club. After a wonderfully intricate dance routine, Victoria sat down with us to give the following interview.
TB: Welcome back from retirement.
Victoria Paris: I never really retired. I kinda stopped doing movies because I was so busy touring, that I needed a break. I never said I would never come back. My life went in a different direction. I figured if I was going to be out on the road, I should still do movies. People would meet me at clubs and ask me, "when are you going to do a new film?" It is not fair to be out there touring, using your name, so you might as well do a movie and make the fans happy.
TB: Your comeback film was " Russian Roulette"from Nitro Productions. It was really played up, with major action scenes with helicopters and everything.
VP: They put a lot of money into it and wanted to make a really good film. It started out as a R-rated script and decided to add scenes to make a X version, as well. The guy who owns the company that made it had access to exotic cars, a jet liner, and helicopters, so that really added to the film and made it fun.
TB: Is it more difficult acting in a film like that than a standard adult film shoot?
VP: I was able to add things to the film that I couldn't do on a normal adult film. Like I do kickboxing and I helped choreograph fight scenes in the movie. That was fun. That was my personal highlight of the movie.
TB: You kickbox?
VP: Yeah, I've been fighting in competitions.
TB: You don't strike us as a very violent person.
VP: I'm not. I just like that I can do it. I have won the first two competitions I've done. So I'm psyched. It's not full contact. I do wear head gear in case I get punched in the face. I do have a career with my looks and getting hit real hard in the face could be detrimental.
TB: We heard that you got your start as a mud wrestler at the famous Hollywood Tropicana.
VP: That was a lot of fun! I was at the Tropicana one night with a friend and was talking to some people in the restroom, some girls that wrestled there. They kept saying to try it out, it's a lot of fun, you can make a lot of money. I had just came from Montana, working nine to five, making minimum wage. So I thought I could make a lot of money there as a waitress. So the next week I went in for an interview and the manager said, "Now go in and put on this bikini," and I said "A bikini? To waitress?". He said, "No, to wrestle". I told him I didn't know how to do that and he told me not to worry; that they'll teach you everything. So I tried it out and it was fun. I did it for eight months, which led to magazine work, which led to adult films.
TB: So you were involved in another full contact sport, before kickboxing.
VP: Yeah, I didn't think about it at the time, but I guess you're right.
TB: Tell us about your latest venture on the Internet.
VP: It is called Alleykatz Online and I started it with Ashlyn Gere, Christy Canyon, and Janine. We try to make it like a magazine online.
TB: So would you consider yourself a computer nerd?
VP: No. I know how to turn it on and e-mail. We have a webmaster to do the technical stuff. We do the creative content.
TB: So what do you do when you are not touring, making movies, or answering email?
VP: I like to take in dinner and a movie. I like going to clubs.
TB: Sounds pretty normal.
VP: I guess I am pretty normal. I don't party all the time like some people would think. I like hanging out with my friends at coffee shops, going camping, and going to the beach.
TB: Do you really hang out with other performers in the porno industry?
VP: Christy Canyon and Ashlyn Gere are my good friends. We are really close.
TB: We caught your dance show before the interview and it has changed since the last time we saw you. It definitely has a lot more audience participation.
VP: You could say that. I am a little more risque with the audience this year.
TB: There was one guy in the audience, an older gentleman, who got to lotion you up and rub it all over your body.
VP: Yeah, I guess I am not supposed to be doing that! But you gotta have fun out there. I try to get the audience involved, so that everyone has a good time.
TB: Victoria Paris fans, like ourselves, will definitely want to come see you now. You never know what might happen.
VP: (Laughing) That's right!