Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt recently revealed that many of the scenes on the reality television show The Hills were fake. Now, Audrina Patridge, one of their fellow co-stars, has confirmed their confession.
“In the beginning, a lot of it was real. As it went on, it was very manipulated and guided and you’re kinda put in these scenarios where you would show up and you didn’t know what you were in for until you were there, and you wanted to run out but they lock the door on you,” Patridge said while being interviewed by E! News’ Giuliana Rancic and Ali Fedotowsky.
Patridge even went on to give a specific example, involving Kristin Cavallari, where the producers wouldn’t allow them to leave an event until they had a fight.
“I actually had to leave early for another event, we were there for about three hours and they were like, ‘You can’t leave until you and Kristin get into a fight.’ So I’m like, ‘Oh my God, Kristin!’ Kristin’s like, ‘Let’s do it.’ I’m like, ‘OK, c’mon.’ It was about Justin [Bobby] and we did it and we got to leave. So, little things like that,” Patridge continued.
Cavallari, who had also been part of the cast of Laguna Beach, which preceded The Hills, backed up Patridge’s story and said that she knew what she was getting herself into when she agreed to be on The Hills.
“Laguna Beach, they really just manipulated situations and put us in situations that we normally wouldn’t have been in, or we’d have to film something that maybe happened a month ago or hasn’t happened yet—stuff like that,” Cavallari said. “When I decided to join The Hills, I knew exactly what I was getting into, I knew exactly the character they wanted me to be, so I said, ‘Listen, I’m game. What do you want me to do?’”
Despite the semi-scripted scenes, Patridge said that she doesn’t have any regrets, and would do it all over again. “It was a show and we had fun,” she said. “You want to be interesting and cause drama because that’s what people want to see. At the end of the day, I don’t think I would do anything different.”
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