More than a decade has passed since then The hills has completed its final bow, but it occupies a large place in the annals of reality TV history — especially because of its iconic finale.
After years of rumors that the series was scripted, Kristin Cavallari And Brody Jenner gave a playful nod to the speculation in the final minutes of the MTV series. After Cavallari, now 36, said goodbye to Jenner, 40, the camera pulled back to reveal that the Hollywood sign in the distance was just a backdrop — and the duo had been filming on set.
“I don’t actually remember that scene,” Cavallari recalled during an exclusive interview for Us weeklyis the latest cover story. “It’s really like I’m seeing it for the first time.”
Cavallari readily agreed to reenact the final scene Us, and finally her memory began to return. “God, this is so funny,” she said. “Is that when we stand outside the car? It all came back.”
She also recreated her breathtaking fight from Season 5 Stephanie Pratt And Audrina Patridgewhich she assured Us “No script was written,” although the series finale pointed out the artificiality of the production The hills.
“I’ll tell you the backstory on this,” Cavallari said of the heated conversation in which Pratt, 37, argued about Audrina Patridge’s on-and-off boyfriend Justin “Bobby” Brescia. “That was my first real scene that I shot for The hills, and Audrina and I talked beforehand. We kept saying, “We know the producers want us to fight.” We’re not falling for that. We’re not doing it.’”
Drama still found the couple when Pratt confronted Cavallari for speaking to Brescia, 41. “They started coming at me for talking to Justin and I was like, ‘What?’ So we just had this conversation,” Cavallari recalls. “I thought, ‘I thought we were friends.’ What?’ And we also had a bottle of tequila, which didn’t help.”
While Cavallari fondly reminisces about her reality TV days, she’s now gearing up for the release of her new podcast, “Let’s Be Honest With Kristin Cavallari,” out September 12.
“Since I first appeared on television at 17, my image has been controlled to a certain extent,” she explained Us. “So this is the first thing I’ve done that makes me think, ‘This is the real me for the first time in my entire career.’ I’m in a really good place in my life and I feel like I can finally open that door and let people in.'”
To learn more about Cavallari, watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us weeklynow in stands.