Perrey Reeves
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While the world bid adieu to Entourage in 2011, secrets from the show are still coming out. Perry Reeves—who played Mrs. Ari to Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold—unlocked one from her vault to InStyle.com: She used to fake her Christian Louboutin shoes. “The second season we had a very low budget,” Reeves told us recently. “But Mrs. Ari is a certain kind of character, who would, of course, wear Louboutin. So I painstakingly painted the bottom of shoes with nail polish. She would never wear anything but that, and we wanted to sell it.” And the studio powers that be heard her cries for help. “I remember telling the president of HBO at the premiere, ‘You need to raise the budget. I cannot be painting the bottom of my shoes!,’” she remembered. Luckily, it worked: “As we got more successful, we got the real thing.”

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