‘The Hills: New Beginnings’: The Biggest Difference Between the Reboot and ‘The Hills’
We are one night away from The Hills reentering our lives with The Hills: New Beginnings. That means all of the drama and ridiculous storylines that dazzled us in the early 2000s will be back on our screens and honestly, we can’t wait.
There will be a few changes to the show, though. The cast has gone through quite a few switch-ups.
Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt, Whitney Port, Frankie Delgado, Brody Jenner, and Jason Wahler will all be a part of the show, as well as wives, Jennifer Delgado, Kaitlynn Jenner, and Ashley Wahler. The show will also feature two newcomers, actress Mischa Barton, and Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s son, Brandon Lee.
If you noticed, two very prominent names from the first rendition of the show are missing this go around. Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari are not returning for the reboot of the show.
How did the show change?
Brody Jenner recently spoke to HollywoodLife about the differences between the reboot of the show and its first take and how Cavallari and Conrad’s absences changed things.
“I love both of those girls,” he said of Cavallari and Conrad. “They weren’t on this season, but yeah, it would’ve been nice to have them.”
“Lauren narrated the entire show before. This, I feel has an entirely different feel. There’s more camera time and things like that with cast members and you get to see different dramas. It’s a whole different format for the show which is really cool. Kind of hard to get used to but it definitely adds a different element for viewers to see.”
Another big difference is that a lot of the cast has children this go around. Whereas in the early 2000s, most of the cast was focused on dating and going out, now, their priorities have shifted. Montag and Spencer, Patridge, Port, Wahler, and Delgado all have children.
“We’re all older for sure now,” Jenner recently People. “So, it definitely has a different feel. But there was a lot of drama for sure. Right out of the gate, people were coming for each other’s throats!”
Doing the show as a parent made some of the members of the cast nervous to even come back.
“I was a little nervous to leave my son,” Montag told the outlet. “I’m a mom now. I’m different. And I feel a lot more responsibility for my actions. There’s more at stake.”
Is ‘The Hills’ real?
Several of the cast members have admitted that the original Hills wasn’t 100% authentic.
But, this go around, producers are aiming to tell the real story.
“Last time we’d shoot maybe twice a week and we’d get texted what to say,” Spencer told People. “This time, producers were like, ‘We follow the truth!’ We shot seven days a week for three months.”
Though they did have to do some reshoots of certain conversations, all of the reshoots were supposedly of events that actually happened.
“It’s more basically that they filmed all the stuff and then probably in the editing they were missing certain conversations that happened off camera,” Port told AOL in an interview. “They just needed to fill in certain blanks.