Paris Hilton’s ‘Stars Are Blind’ Soundtracks Key Scene in ‘Promising Young Woman’: The Story Behind the Song

A key scene in Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman” has audiences falling in love with Paris Hilton’s underrated 2006 single, “Stars are Blind.” The film’s Stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham dance to the song affectionately while in a local pharmacy.

The tango soundtracks the two characters’ budding relationship, before — spoiler alert — it all goes south.Released on Warner Bros.

Records as the lead track from Hilton’s debut album, “Paris,” “Stars Are Blind” was produced by Fernando Garibay, who also co-wrote the song with Sheppard Solomon and Ralph McCarthy.

As it turns out, the tune was earmarked for another pop singer entirely: Gwen Stefani.The uber talented Garibay, who is the mastermind behind many of the tracks on Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” album, which he executive-produced, and Sia’s “Hologram,” has not yet seen seen the movie due to work commitments in and out of the studio.

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