Disappointed with the behavior of her costars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Lauren Conrad says she almost bailed on The Hills before the current season began.
“I actually came dangerously close to not doing season three, because I really didn’t want to do the show with Heidi and Spencer,” the reality TV star tells Seventeen magazine in its October issue. “I’m not who they are. I don’t stage my own publicity. I just kind of live my life and do my job, and I don’t want to be grouped with them.”
Conrad, 21, says MTV argued that all the characters needed to return for the show to work.
The network said “Heidi and Spencer were always a part of the show, and they can’t all of a sudden make main characters disappear,” Conrad says. “And so we continue to follow their lives, and the producers keep letting Heidi and Spencer think there’s some hope [that we’ll make up].”
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show recently, Conrad said Montag is not the same person she used to know. In the Seventeen interview, she reflects on her broken friendship, and puts much of the blame on the reckless pursuit of fame.
“Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight,” Conrad says. “They just want to become famous so badly, and that’s never really made sense to me. I mean, it’s fun to go out and do stuff in Hollywood, but if it was gone tomorrow, I really wouldn’t be disappointed.”
The former friends fell out after Conrad accused Montag and Pratt of spreading a rumor about a sex tape involving Conrad and her ex, Jason Wahler. Conrad says no such tape exists.
On a lighter note, Conrad also reveals to Seventeen a little bit about her dating habits.
“I don’t kiss on the first date,” she says. “My friends always make fun of me for that! But I will hold hands.”
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