Even Brody Jenner wasn’t too happy with The Hills: New Beginnings.
The 38-year-old reality star rose to fame with the MTV series The Hills in 2006 and starred in the revival of the series from 2019 to 2021.
However, Jenner was relieved when the network canceled the show in January.
“I was so blown away,” Jenner told People earlier this week. “To be honest, yes. It just wasn’t the same experience. It was very stressful. There was a lot of manipulation involved. It was just a lot.”
The DJ will release a new The Hills rewatch podcast called Was It Real? with old co-stars Audrina Patridge and Frankie Delgado soon.
Jenner admitted that many elements changed the show and he changed too.
“I was at a completely different point in my life and what I was sold on the show in general wasn’t what they were producing,” he noted.
“I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m fucking 37 years old. I don’t go to nightclubs every night and chase after women in nightclubs. It’s just not me anymore.’”
Jenner said the show chose to feature a fresh-faced cast, but things quickly went awry.
“They told us in the beginning, ‘Hey, we’re going to do a new ‘Hills,’ and we want you guys to be there, but we’re going to hire a new, younger cast,” Jenner recalled. “They said they would hire the new, younger cast like they are doing now when they originally nabbed us. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ They’re going to hire a new, younger cast, “You guys are going to come in as the OGs. It will not focus and center around you.’”
However, Jenner added, “That didn’t happen.”
“We went in to do the show and it was just like, ‘No, it’s just you guys,'” he said. “We had offered them a few different younger guys. I offered Brandon [Thomas] Lee who was great for the show. I’ve had a few people that I kind of gave them and they just wouldn’t take them. They say ‘No’.”
The Princes of Malibu star pointed out that “there was so much pressure on us to drive [the] Storyline,” but it was difficult since they weren’t the same young adults living life in Los Angeles.
“That was a bit of a shame because we needed a younger cast to be there,” Jenner sighed. “I didn’t mind coming in and out and filming our authentic lives and living where we were in that moment, but everything else felt very forced and pushed.”
The original The Hills premiered in 2006 and ran through 2010. It centered on Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad, who, along with her friends and love interests, navigated through high school and then through the high fashion world of Teen Vogue “ navigated. Conrad didn’t return for The Hills: New Beginnings.
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