Spencer Pratt Talks About Being Bullied Into Being the Villain on ‘The Hills’ & Explains Why Mischa Barton Got the Boot From ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’

“If you’re gonna hate me, hate the real me, not the fake me!”

The Hills: New Beginnings is back for a new season of new drama, which, according to Spencer Pratt is real drama, unlike what you saw on The Hills years ago.

The new season premiered on MTV on May 13, and continues following the lives of Spencer, his wife Heidi Montag and their friends. In a new interview with Australia’s Who magazine, Spencer admitted that the original show was fake and very much “Lauren [Conrad’s] world.”

According to Spencer, he and the other cast mates had to fill certain soap opera roles. He claims he was bullied into being the bad guy while Heidi was relegated to the bad friend role.

“I was very volatile and emotional during the earlier seasons of ‘The Hills’ because of how shady the production on the show was back then,” he told the magazine.

Speidi, in all of their 2008 ‘The Hills’ glory…

“At that time, I felt like it was a team of adults against Heidi and I. It was like, ‘If you don’t do this, you won’t get millions of dollars and we’ll sue you.’ So I was, like, 22 and did what they wanted me to do. I became the villain guy, but I had no say in that. If I look back on it now, I was bullied,” Spencer told the magazine.

“I look back at old clips of myself and I do see a crazy guy, but I wasn’t really that crazy,” Spencer added. “I was just dealing with stuff and not knowing how to handle things. I think anybody would crack like I did.”

“This is normal. Honest.”

Since the show ended, Spencer says he had been trying to find a way to bring the docuseries back, but in a way that told the truth about the cast’s lives.

‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ premiered in 2019, reuniting much of the original cast and adding a few new members, like ‘The O.C.’ star Mischa Barton. Mischa, however, got the boot after one season, due to her being unable to create interesting TV, according to Spencer.

“She was a fun thing last season, but she didn’t deliver. It’s hard to go from being an actress to being yourself on TV,” Spencer explained.

“In other words, I’m boring AF!”

Replacing her on the new season is reality star wannabe Caroline D’Amore and Kristin Cavallari, who introduced Spencer and Heidi to one another.

“She’s such a blessing and she really brings the energy to our show,” Spencer says of Kristin.

As to what to expect in the second season, Spencer says everyone really opens up.

“All of our cast say this is the most vulnerable they’ve been on screen,” he said. “We see a new Brody [Jenner]. He really opens up about the mental drama he’s been going through.”

‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ Season 2 airs Wednesdays on MTV.

(Photos: Scott Gries/Getty Images; MTV) 


11 Responses

  1. He makes no mention of the fact that before The Hills he was on that Princes of Malibu show with Brody (available on youtube for your cringing pleasure).
    He was obviously TRYING to be whatever he needed to be to GET ON TV.

    Also, wasn’t he born into money? Did he really need to do what he claims he was bullied into, for money?

    1. I forgot about Princes of Malibu!! That lasted what? like 3 episodes?? He was such a jerk, and I guess it’s finally catching up with him, so he’s trying to spin the narrative and claim he was taken advantage of…it’s like nah buddy…you were exactly how you were portrayed. I think his dad’s a dentist, a dentist on California…yea, he they for sure have money.

  2. Does this qualify as a pity party? Sounds like another pity party.

    Ronnie needs to make room on the shit bench. Scooch down Javi, make room for this doucher.

  3. Spencer was shitty before he was cast as the “villain” on the hills. He’s the one that sold that very unflattering picture of Mary Kate Olsen wasted at a party to the tabloids. He made for good TV, but at the end of the day, he’s a sucky person.

  4. In ten years this atomic douche will find himself in the same place he is today and was ten years ago: clinging on to any “fame” he can get, avoiding a real job, wishing he was relevant and likely on the verge of bankruptcy.

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