Whitney Port Still Watches 'The Hills,' So You're Not The Only One Nostalgic About The MTV Series
Believe it or not, it's been almost 10 years since The Hills first aired on MTV. If you're getting nostalgic just thinking about Lauren Conrad, her Teen Vogue internship, and the times she butted heads with Justin Bobby, just imagine how the cast must feel. Actually, you won't have to spend too long wondering, since Whitney Port revealed she still marathons The Hills in a recent video interview with Us Weekly. From the sound of it, she's just as big of a fan as everybody else. The 31-year-old said,
I was at my mom’s house for Thanksgiving and a bunch of family was in town, and we decided, since we had nothing to do, that we would pop in old Hills DVDs. So we watched … like the first, second [seasons]? Two full seasons totally binge-watched!
Honestly, this makes me want to head home and dust off my Hills DVD collection to relive the magic. She admitted to Us Weekly that some parts of the show make her cringe. Port said, "Everything about my hair and makeup and outfit choices was just so insane that it was very difficult for me to watch." How hilarious is that? Growing up, I found her style super chic, but I guess people can be their own biggest critics. She also commented on that memorable moment where she tripped down the stairs on Good Morning America . Port said that's one scene she would redo, if possible.
It's actually refreshing that Port looks back at the TV show fondly, considering some of her castmates tend to look down upon it — or they're quick to call out every scripted moment or flaw in the show. Why not look back and appreciate the series for what it was? Of course, there were overdramatic moments, but that was the beauty of it.
In 2015, Jen Bunney told Complex that the portrayal of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt was "ridiculous." She said,
The show is a very poor representation of people’s character all around. As the series progressed and it became more popular, the portrayals stretched reality more and more.
In that same article, Montag and Pratt defended themselves against Conrad. Pratt said, "Lauren is a cold-hearted killer. That’s what people don’t get. She will cut you in your sleep. She tried to destroy us." Basically, they seemed more critical of the show than positive.
Even LC told Cosmopolitan in October 2015, "Television was just sort of an accident...I never felt really strongly about it. But fashion is something I feel passionate about." Meanwhile, People reported that in February 2015, Audrina Patridge revealed to an online magazine Sweden with Love, "I felt I had to take a year off for my soul, for myself. I was so used to waking up and being told what to do, who to hang out with, what to say, what I was doing that night, who I should date. I felt I was losing who I was." (Sweden with Love's post has since been deleted, but if those words are true, it's pretty heartbreaking to hear.)
To sum it up, this is how all of those comments make me feel:
Despite her co-star's remarks, I'm glad that Port isn't hopping on the bandwagon of critiquing the show. Now excuse me — I have a set of DVDs to go watch.
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