Did Whitney Port Reveal ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ Isn’t 100% Authentic?
MTV’s reboot of The Hills, The Hills: New Beginnings, premieres next week but did Whitney Port reveal the show’s not all real? Keep reading to learn what she said in a recent interview about the show’s filming process.
Did Whitney Port reveal ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ isn’t all real?
During an interview with AOL, Port, 34, talked about the show being delayed because of reshoots.
“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 said. “They just needed to fill in certain blanks.”
The information doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering how the original series, The Hills, ended.
In the final scene of the show, it was implied the entire show was fake, confirming what many viewers had been thinking for years.
Watching a so-called “reality TV show” has become a mix of real and fake; made-to-look-real but scripted featuring beautiful backdrops (some real, some fake) with stunning homes and upscale restaurants and equally as beautiful cast members.
Port on show’s authenticity: ‘People can smell when something is not real’
During a cast interview with Buzzfeed News, Port commented on the final ending of The Hills and how the reboot would be different.
“I thought it was a little bit confusing as an audience member but I think that this time around, the production company really wanted to make sure the fans were not being lied to at all because there’s so much reality TV nowadays and people can smell when something is not real,” she said.
Whether or not The Hills: New Beginnings is 100% real, we’ll be tuning in to see what’s going on with our favorite people from Southern California, even if some of the scenes are scripted (albeit based off real-life conversations cast members had off-camera).
Audrina Patridge says ‘there’s so much more drama’ this time around
“There’s like everything and more. I feel like this time around there’s so much more drama,” she said.
She added that the cast’s familiarity with each other is reflected on-screen.
“And I feel like everyone’s so much more comfortable with each other…You guys are in for a wild ride,” she said.
As for new cast members Brandon Thomas Lee, the son of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, and Mischa Barton of Fox’s iconic teen drama, The O.C., those relationships will be “as real as possible,” according to Frankie Delgado, who had a recurring role on The Hills.
Brody Jenner, who is returning to the series along with Delgado, has known both Barton and Lee for a number of years.
When asked about the show’s new faces, here’s what Delgado had to tell Us Weekly:
“I think they’re keeping it as real as possible,” Delgado said. “I know Brody used to be friends with her [Mischa Barton], but I only met her once 10, 12 years ago, maybe—back in the day when she was on The O.C. It’ll be interesting the way they bring her into our cast and into our friendships because we’re all really tight with each other. But in the end, I think we have a really cool dynamic between all of us.”Frankie Delgado on the new cast members.
Showrunner, Lauren Webber, ‘doesn’t script the episodes’
In a recent article in The New York Times, it was noted that Lauren Webber, the showrunner for The Hills: New Beginnings, doesn’t give the cast members lines to say on camera.
“Unlike her predecessors on the original, Weber doesn’t script the episodes,” the article noted. “She might tell the cast where to sit, but she never tells them what to say unless it’s something they want to say, then she just helps them get there.”
Webber told the publication her job is to “try to bring forth what they’re thinking.”
There you go, The Hills: New Beginnings dropped the scripts and added more drama. The reboot premieres on Monday, June 24, 2019, on MTV at 10 p.m. EST.