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Boardwalk Bad Girl Paz De La Huerta: ‘I’m Actually Quite A Nerd!’

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Sep. 20 2011, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Boardwalk Empire star Paz de la Huerta has gotten a bad girl reputation in Hollywood, due to a few, highly publicized incidents – but the sultry star set the record straight with at the 2011 Emmy Awards on Sunday – she is really a nerd.

“I’m actually quite a nerd,” the actress claimed on the red carpet, when asked about her glamorous Hollywood life, adding: “You can ask my friends.”

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So, how does the actress occupy her free time, which she maintains isn’t plentiful these days, as she has been filming her new movie Nurse 3D 17 hours a day in Canada?

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“I’m an artist. I stay at home.  I make collages,” she said. “I am a painter.  My passion is painting and that’s something that hopefully I’ll be able to get a huge place soon.  And I direct films.”

At a Golden Globes after party in 2011, Paz was infamously caught on camera getting denied access to a Hollywood A-list bash, and then proceeding to fall down and tear her designer dress, flashing her breasts to the crowd.

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Months later, she was charged with assault after a reported barroom brawl with The City star Samantha Swetra.  She plead guilty to harassment and her sentencing included community service and alcohol counseling.

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