When it was announced that MTV was rebooting The Hills, it seemed crazy that they could have a show without its star, Lauren Conrad. But Lauren Conrad was reportedly in a “different place” in her life, meaning she doesn’t need the money that badly. And that’s how we ended up with The Hills: New Beginnings, starring Heidi Montag, Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge, and Mischa Barton. You would think the cast of the rebooted Hills would be nervous that the show was going to be a flop without the most legitimate cast member. But Heidi and the gang actually seem pretty happy that LC isn’t involved.
The cast of The Hills: New Beginnings sat down with Good Morning America yesterday to talk about the show, and of course they eventually got to the blonde elephant in the room, and I’m not talking about Spencer Pratt’s massive ego. Heidi says she was “excited” that Lauren wasn’t involved, because it felt more “freeing” and “fair” for herself. Audrina added:
“She was always the one, the leader, the one who would tell you what to do. So now it’s kinda like we all get to make our own choices and be your own self.”
Even without Lauren’s control, Audrina didn’t have a hard time knowing what to say or do during filming. She says that they did the show for so long, that it was “so normal,” and that when they all got back together to shoot the reboot, you just “snapped back into it.”
Audrina makes it sound like Lauren Conrad had an insane amount of creative control in the character development of The Hills, like telling people what to do. But it’s not as though anyone listened to her. Half the scenes on The Hills involved Lauren with a face full of mascara tears, wondering why the hell a certain someone hasn’t deleted Justin Bobby’s number out of their Nokia flip phone.
And what is Heidi talking about when she says that a Lauren-less show would be more fair? Is she implying that Lauren had the show edited in a way that made Heidi come across as a plastic, brainless, vapid attention whore as the show went on? Because I think the culprit responsible there was a medical diagnosis called: just being Heidi Montag.