Will Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Be on ‘The Hills’? Son Brandon Lee Says Their Fight Will Be Televised
When The Hills returns to MTV in late June, fans can expect to see members of the original cast, including Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Stephanie Pratt, Whitney Port, and Audrina Patridge. But a few new faces will be joining the show as well, including actress Mischa Barton and Brandon Thomas Lee.
The 23-year-old Lee is the child of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his third wife Pamela Anderson. While the rocker and his son have had a strained relationship in the past, Lee says that his dad is looking forward to seeing the show — even though it will depict one of the more painful moments in their relationship.
Tommy Lee is “excited” about The Hills reboot
Lee, an actor who has appeared in the Netflix movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, says his famous father can’t wait to see his son on the rebooted version of The Hills.
“My dad’s just very protective. We’re good,” Lee told Us Weekly at the Los Angeles premiere for the show. “He looks out for me, so he’s just excited to see the show, see how it turns out.”
The Hills star and his father appear to be getting along now, but that hasn’t always been the case. In 2018, the elder Lee said that his son attacked him and knocked him unconscious.
“My heart is broken,” the musician wrote in a since-deleted tweet, where he also shared a photo of his bloodied face. “You can give your kids everything they could ever want in their entire lives and they can still turn against you. Good job Brandon! Great son!”
Brandon responded by claiming that his father was an alcoholic. In 1998, Tommy Lee spent six months in jail after assaulting his then-wife Anderson while she was holding their other son Dylan. The ongoing conflict between Anderson and Lee reportedly triggered the fight between Brandon and his father.
The fight will be seen on The Hills
Father and son are getting along at the moment, but their explosive fight will be featured on The Hills: New Beginnings.
“I mean, that’s something that I’ve tried to keep private between me and my dad, but it’s definitely, you know, it’s inevitable that it spills over onto my show,” the younger Lee told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s a big part of my life. It’s something that was really prevalent in my life at the time, during most of the filming process. So I think you’ll get to see a little bit of that. It [was] definitely a hard time for both of us.”
“I tried to tell him the other day, like, ‘Dude, I don’t know if I said anything crazy.’ But who knows, you know? I was really upset when all that stuff was going on. But friends fight,” he added. “He’s like my best friend, so people get over it.”
The Hills: New Beginnings premieres Monday, June 24 at 10/9c on MTV.
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