Kristin Cavallari Says Starring in ‘Very Cavallari’ Is ‘Much Harder’ Than Being on ‘The Hills’

Starring in a reality show about your life isn’t always easy, Kristin Cavallari says. 

Season 3 of the 32-year-old’s E! original series, Very Cavallari, premieres on Jan. 9, 2019, with Cavallari continuing to run her jewelry brand, Uncommon James, while dealing with the drama that comes along with it.

Aside from work, the show gives audiences a look at the TV personality’s relationship with her husband, Jay Cutler, a former quarterback in the NFL. The couple’s been married since 2013 and have three children together — Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor — although viewers won’t see them on the show at Cavallari’s insistence

Kristin Cavallari visits 'Extra' on April 15, 2019
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While being the center of a reality series might sound as easy as being yourself with a camera crew in tow, Cavallari revealed it has its difficulties.  

Cavallari ‘can’t do the things’ she ‘used to do back in the day’

Ahead of the Season 3 premiere, Cavallari discussed filming and what fans can expect in upcoming episodes of her show with PopCulture.RealityTV. She opened up about knowing what makes “a good TV show” and not doing those things because her life is in a different place. 

“I really don’t think my life is that interesting and so it’s kind of like banging my head against a wall, like, ‘Okay, what can I do, because I know what goes into making a good TV show, but I’m also a mom and a wife now and I can’t do the things I used to do back in the day,'” she told the publication. “It’s kind of a fine line, so it’s hard, to be honest.”

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As a teen, Cavallari starred in MTV’s Laguna Beach, a series about high school students growing up in affluent Orange County, Calif. In subsequent years she became a central cast member on the network’s follow-up series, The Hills, which followed some of the same teens as they navigated life as young adults. When the series ended in 2010, fans were shocked when the finale episode suggested much of the drama had been manufactured for cameras. 

She turned down a spot on ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’

When MTV decided to make a reboot of The Hills, Cavallari along with Lauren Conrad, declined offers to return. Cavallari reportedly declined because of her contract with E! That only allows her to be in one reality series at a time. Meanwhile, Conrad supposedly wanted to leave her reality TV career behind her in favor of her many projects. 

Season 3 of ‘Very Cavallari’ is ‘very real’ and ‘very authentic’

Season 3 of Very Cavallari “starts with quite a bang,” the show’s star said. It starts out with what Cavallari described as a “heartbreaking thing” where she has a falling out with one of her closest friends. While the premiere is dramatic, Cavallari insisted there are still fun moments along the way too. 

“ [sic] This season is very real, it’s very authentic and it’s also a lot of fun too,” she explained. “There’s a lot of fun, exciting adventure on it as well, so I’m excited about this season.”

Season 3 of Very Cavallari premieres Thurs., Jan. 9, 2019, at 9 p.m. EST.