MTV is planning on rebooting two of their classic reality TV shows: Jersey Shore and The Hills. Almost immediately after that news came out, the Jersey Shore cast shared a statement in solidarity, blasting MTV for rebooting the show. We hadn’t heard much from the former stars of The Hills, but now Audrina Patridge is speaking up about how she and her castmates feel about the new generation of The Hills headed to our screens.
Audrina was on TalkShopLive chatting about her upcoming book when she started to delve into her feelings on the new reboot of The Hills. People covered the live stream, where Audrina said, “I can’t believe they’re doing this, to be honest. We were all kind of shocked. Especially because on The Hills: New Beginnings, we had a cast of 14, and it was actually really hard to film because there were so many people and so many things going on,” she said.
Of course, The Hills: New Beginnings ended earlier this year after only two short seasons. So it seems a little fast for MTV to give The Hills franchise yet another new beginning. However, MTV’s announcement promises that the latest edition of the show will feature an all-new, more diverse cast.
During the live stream, Audrina continued to share her feelings about the upcoming reboot. But unlike the Jersey Shore cast, she understands why MTV would want to introduce a younger cast.
She said, “I’m a little bummed out about it, but I guess they want a younger generation, and as you get older, you have more responsibilities, and you care about your image. And we’re not in our twenties anymore, so I guess getting a new generation of kids makes sense ’cause they’re going to be carefree and wild.”
As far as the rest of the cast members go, it sounds like they’re in the same boat of feeling shocked and confused by the news of a reboot — especially because they found out about it at the same time as the rest of the world.
“We all sent each other like, DMs and messages, texting of what was out there from Instagram, like, the announcement. And were like, ‘Oh, my gosh. I cannot believe they are redoing The Hills’ and like, ‘What the heck?'” Audrina recalled.
Despite the bitter feelings about The Hills getting the reboot treatment, Audrina did admit that the OG cast has essentially run their course with that brand of reality TV. It’s an admission that you don’t hear from many reality stars, so kudos to Audrina for being self-aware.
She explained, “It’s kind of a shock. Also, The Hills, I feel like we ran our course. We didn’t really have too much more drama to give. We’re all, like, moms and dads and dating and like, a little bit more reserved than we used to be.”
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