Whitney Port Reveals What Filming ‘The Hills’ Was Really Like

The Hills: New Beginnings is finally upon us and fans should expect to see some major changes this time around.

With most of the OG cast members coming back and some newfound drama set to unfold, this spin-off is keeping some aspects the same making the same.

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Whitney Port recently shared some details about filming the new spin-off and is confident fans will see just how much the on-screen drama will differ from The Hills.

Filming is a lot different than before

When Whitney Port first became a reality star back in the mid-2000s, she was just out of high school navigating through life as a young college student aspiring to get her big break in the fashion industry.

Since she was close friends with Lauren Conrad, Port soon found herself becoming reality television royalty.

The Hills taught Whitney Port a lot about having a career in reality tv and now that she is older and wiser, filming The Hills: New Beginnings wasn’t as stressful as it was before.

While talking about the new spin-off series on That’s So Retrograde podcast, Port opened up about the filming process and shared how different it is going to be this time around.

Justin Bobby Brescia, Stephanie Pratt, Frankie Delgado, Ashley Wahler, Jason Wahler, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Pratt, Gunner Pratt and Spencer Pratt
Justin Bobby Brescia, Stephanie Pratt, Frankie Delgado, Ashley Wahler, Jason Wahler, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Pratt, Gunner Pratt and Spencer Pratt | Paul Zimmerman/WireImage

“I remember fighting a lot with producers and being like ‘I would never say that,’ and that came out of my mouth all of the time and I would get really frustrated. I just think that reality tv now just casts crazy people that the producers don’t have to script so much'” she said

Though Whitney isn’t as involved in this series as she was in The Hills, the reality star is still happy she was able to come back and showcase the woman she is today.

“That’s one of the reasons why I decided to do the show again was because I knew the power of how many people it could actually touch and if I could show cool things I was doing as opposed to the drama,” Port admitted.

With the series set to premiere soon, Whitney Port is excited for fans to see how much this series will differ from The Hills.

One major change producers did with this spin-off series is that there will not be a set narrator this time.

Since Lauren Conrad is opting out of doing the spin-off, narration will be replaced with interviews.

“We’re doing interviews this time like we’re talking to the camera, which is scary. It’s good that you can explain things more and have a little bit more control and power over your actions, but also scary because it gives them [producers] more opportunity to spin your words,” Port shared.

Spencer and Stephanie’s feud made filming stressful

Though filming was different this time, there are some aspects of the show that are still remaining the same.

One of those happens to be the awkwardness that comes along with filming scenes that include Spencer and Stephanie Pratt.

According to Whitney Port, their sibling feud, that’s been going on for years now, made filming The Hills: New Beginnings very difficult.

“They have some deeply-rooted issues that I would love for them to work out, but I’m not sure they’re at the place themselves where they want to work it out yet,” she told E! News back in April.

Port explained that Spencer and Stephanie have made it seem like the rest of the cast had to pick sides and that was hard to do, especially for her.

“There is this need or push to pick sides. They kind of want you to pick sides, but I’m really not that kind of person,” she said.

She added, “I don’t know the situation enough or the issues they have enough in order to pick sides. I just think that it’s more grey than black and white with them.”

With Spencer and Stephanie’s feud not looking like it’s going to end anytime soon, Whitney Port is trying to stand clear of getting involved.

Port revealed to E! News that she “won’t really be a big part of the show,” and though filming is a lot better this time, in her opinion, the drama is still something she’s not interested in being part of.

The Hills: New Beginnings aires June 24 at 10/9 EST on MTV.