Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad lately reunited for a digital “Hills” reunion, catching up about getting their begin on actuality TV and the way it contributed to their issues with belief.
Port, who cleared up friendship points with Conrad proper off the bat, requested her former Teen Vogue intern pal why she agreed to movie “The Hills” proper after “Laguna Seaside” ended.
Conrad’s reply was proper on the cash.
“Truthfully, I used to be in school and I used to be type of making an attempt to determine it out,” the Little Market co-founder stated throughout the second a part of her look on Port’s Expensive Media podcast, “With Whit.”
“If we’re being blunt, I used to be broke. And I used to be like, ’Yeah, that was the best cash I ever made,” Conrad stated, including that even when the present hadn’t lasted, she’d “receives a commission for a pilot.”
“So [that] had loads to do with it and like, you understand, I had enjoyable,” she added.
Conrad reportedly made $125,000 per episode (or $2.5 million a yr) and starred on “The Hills” for 5 seasons, from 2006 to 2010. Port, her co-star and onscreen pal, received her personal spinoff — appropriately referred to as “The Metropolis” — in 2008, when she moved to New York Metropolis to proceed her profession in trend.
Port stated she mainly agreed to do the spinoff present as a result of she was launching her clothes line, however being a actuality TV star is an “insecurity” that she grapples with at present.
“I really feel like I’ve to show myself slightly bit extra and I believe that’s infiltrated into my life too,” Port stated. “Like I’m at all times type of one step behind folks, particularly within the trend trade.”
She added that the present additionally created main belief points for her, due to the way in which producers would manipulate conditions.
“It was clearly their job, however you understand, their job was to love make issues out of nothing and make us assume issues that weren’t really taking place,” Port stated. “And I really feel that had an impact on me trusting different folks, [because] such as you stated, these have been such youth of our lives.”
Throughout the first a part of their dialog, the 2 admitted that they “didn’t stay the closest of mates” after Conrad left the present. However they appear again on their time collectively fondly.
“We shared this actually bizarre, distinctive factor and I believe it’s ― it’s like outdated school mates,” Conrad stated. “I’ll at all times bear in mind you want that and I’ll by no means have that with anyone else.”
Hearken to the second half of the pair’s dialog right here.
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