Interview: Kristin Cavallari Says Goodbye to The Hills
After six seasons and more than one hundred episodes, the sun is about to set on The Hills for good next week when the MTV reality series airs its final episode. The show's star, Kristin Cavallari, thinks fans will be pleased with how the series wraps up.
"The finale, I think, is going to be extremely emotional. I hope that everyone is happy with how the storylines are ending," Cavallari told us while in town for the MMVAs.
Although she insists that her costars' storylines will be wrapped up neatly, hers won't be so cut and dry. "Mine's the only one [the producers] can't figure out! I guess I want it to end with a bit of mystery."
The 23 year-old star took over as the narrator last year when original star (and Cavallari's Laguna Beach rival), Lauren Conrad decided to leave. When asked about the transition, Cavallari admits that she had a lot of mixed emotions.
"I was really nervous about walking in the first time to Heidi and Spencer's wedding just because none of the cast knew I was coming. So, I didn't know how they were going to react. Once I came in and said 'hello' to everybody, then I was very comfortable and everyone â for the most part â was very nice to me."
She adds, "You know, the thing is, no matter what you do, you can't please everyone, so I knew that some people weren't going to like meâ¦It's just what happens when you're on TV."
As for the show's infamous villainous couple, Cavallari insists that she has no idea whether or not Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's divorce is real or just a publicity stunt since she hasn't spoken to them since the pair stopped filming earlier this season.
The Hills may be ending, but Cavallari is staying in the reality TV game by producing three different reality shows. Since the shows are in preliminary stages, she can't discuss them, except to say that two of them "are very similar to The Hills â meaning that they're docu-soaps that are all about relationships, drama and all that!"
For someone who wants to remain steeped in the world of reality TV, she doesn't have many nice things to say about growing up in front of the cameras.
"No one knew what the show was going to turn into," Cavallari says of Laguna Beach, which premiered six years ago. "We were so young. I guess I wish that I could have been warned about what was going to happen. It was like instant fame â which was weird. We were 16, 17 and 18 and the fact that they [MTV] could just come in and screw with our lives â I think that should be illegal. I think you should have to be 18 [to participate in that].
Although Cavallari hints that "there's always a possibility" the producers could revive The Hills at the last minute, she's sad to see it end.
"I have mixed feelings about it ending. You know, you become such a family with the cast and crew. I'm going to miss seeing them every day and we've been having so much fun. I would love to keep going with it, but at the same time, I'm excited about trying other things and moving on to bigger and better things."
The series finale of The Hills airs on Tuesday, July 13th at 10 p.m. ET on MTV, followed by the season finale of The City at 10:30 p.m. and then the hour-long After Show, The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending at 11 p.m.