Remember the 2010 series finale for “The Hills”? Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner had a tearful goodbye, she got into her limo, and the camera panned back to reveal the entire scene had been filmed in front of a backdrop. The scene seemed to be Adam Divello and Liz Gateley‘s way of winking at their audience and letting us know that the show had been fake all along. But apparently it wasn’t as scripted as we would like to believe.
Leading lady Lauren Conrad covers the November issue of Allure, and in the magazine’s cover story she addresses the fact-versus-fiction element of “The Hills” face on. Considering she’s the one who lived through the show’s numerous seasons (or at least recreated the moments that she lived for it), Conrad is the one who could set the record straight.
“I think the story they told wasn’t a dishonest one,” the 26-year-old says. “The way they did it sometimes was. They aren’t going to be there for everything. Sometimes two of their main characters will get into a fight, and that’s important to the story line. The [producers] need that reenacted.”
Some elements of Conrad’s tale were true, like her romance with Jenner. She admits that the two of them did date, but it was “pretty brief” and there was “definitely editing to drag it out” on the show.
At least Conrad, who has since become a clothing designer and author, seems to have remained levelheaded in the three years since she left “The Hills.”
“People felt that a lot of the things I had were undeserved, maybe because I didn’t have a specific talent,” she admits to the magazine. “I was more of a regular girl and maybe didn’t deserve the attention.”