Is ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ Fake like the First Show?

The Hills really pulled people in with its drama. After it ended a lot of the cast members revealed that some things were faked for the show. Will The Hills: New Beginnings be up to the same tricks? Here is what Justin Bobby and Mischa Barton said.

The Hills was heavily produced to create drama

Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag | Getty Images/Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Fans believed the reality show was real for a long time until the twist ending. It showed Brody Jenner on a set. So what was fake?

The cast revealed that producers really pushed for certain things to happen to create drama or romance. “In Paris, they wanted me to kiss that boy good night,” Lauren Conrad told Us Weekly. “And I got into a huge fight with my producer in the lobby! He was like, ‘You didn’t even give him a kiss good night.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t like that boy — why would I kiss him good night?!’”

Her relationship with Jenner also wasn’t romantic like the show claimed. Heidi Montag didn’t try to trick her husband into having a baby either.

Yeah, I would never do that,” she said according to Entertainment Tonight. “I think that’s the worst thing any human could do. I don’t like tricking or manipulating people or things like that. I think that’s a really important step, and I was way too young. I wasn’t even thinking about kids then.”

Their real houses weren’t used for the show either

We often saw the cast members talking about their drama at home. Sadly, those homes usually weren’t really owned or rented by them.

That was the case for Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag’s “home” on the show. “That [house we filmed in] was really [Enzo’s] house,” Pratt revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “His mom and dad [would be] in another room, and we’d come to Enzo’s house to pretend. Poor kid, it’s like, ‘Why are they here in my house again?’”

Will we actually get real relationships and homes this time around? This is what two of the cast members had to say.

Mischa Barton said this version is more real

There might have been some tricks the first time around, but this one will be different. Barton gave a few reasons why.

“From what I gather from being new, this is completely different this time round, because it’s not the same production company it’s not the same thing, it’s more real,” she said according to Digital Spy.

Justin Bobby also commented on the change. “I think you’ll see right off the bat, you cannot hide what’s going. We try because sometimes we don’t want everything filmed and they just get, they capture it,” he explained.

He added, “Before when we were younger, we were like, ‘How’s this going to play out? How’s this going to look?’ But now we’ve honed in on ourselves a little bit more to understand [and] to know what we’re going to put out there and just accept it.”

He said there was a lot more filming this time around. Barton said, “It can feel like it’s set up but it’s really not. It’s dictated by what drama’s going on.”

It sounds this show could be more real than the previous one. Maybe this show’s ending will be very different.