‘The Hills: New Beginnings’: What Made the Cast Most Nervous About Doing a Reboot?
The Hills is back and so is all of the drama and scandal that you loved about the series almost a decade ago. All of the breakups and makeups, and backstabbing will be on our television screens once again, this time probably in HD.
Most of the gang from the show’s first go around will be making a reappearance on the show, as well.
Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt, Whitney Port, Frankie Delgado, Brody Jenner, and Jason Wahler will all be a part of The Hills: New Beginnings, as well as wives, Jennifer Delgado, Kaitlynn Jenner, and Ashley Wahler. The Hills will also include two newcomers, Mischa Barton, and Brandon Lee.
Unfortunately, Lauren Conrad and Kristen Cavallari won’t be making a return to the show.
What’s different about the show?
Almost a decade has passed since we were first introduced to this gang of beautiful frenemies. So a lot has changed.
“We’re all older for sure now,” Jenner told 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!”
Though the cast has aged, some of their old animosities haven’t died.
“The show started off pretty fiery for sure,” Jenner continued.
Since we last saw the crew, Jenner, who was infamously a playboy during his time on the show, has gotten married. Stephanie and her brother Spencer are no longer speaking and Spencer and Jenner’s friendship is nowhere near as tight as it used to be.
The filming schedule was also much more intense this time around.
“Last time we’d shoot maybe twice a week and we’d get texted what to say,” Spencer told the outlet. “This time, producers were like, ‘We follow the truth!’ We shot seven days a week for three months.”
But the biggest difference is that many members of the cast are now responsible for people other than themselves. Montag and Spencer, Patridge, Port, Wahler, and Delgado all have children.
What was the cast most nervous about?
Having children definitely changes things a bit. Which is what made Montag the most apprehensive about coming back.
“I was a little nervous to leave my son,” she said. “I’m a mom now. I’m different. And I feel a lot more responsibility for my actions. There’s more at stake.”
She and Spencer have also had a hard time dealing with money and fame in the past, but ultimately were confident that this time would be different.
“It was 10 years of praying to get this,” Spencer said.
“We have had this conversation for years. And it was perfect timing for us,” Montag continued.
What do the new cast members want to get out of the experience?
For Barton and Lee, there may not be any old versions of themselves to live up to, but there certainly is pressure to be liked.
“I just want people to be able to identify with me,” Barton said. “But I’m also a very in your face person. I don’t have trouble with confrontation!”
“It was a little nerve-racking [to join the cast],” she continued. “I didn’t know their history. And I think a lot of them thought I was going to be a total bitch!”
The Hills: New Beginnings premieres on June 24th.