- Brody Jenner said he was “stoked” to hear the cancellation of “The Hills” revival
- The reality star admitted that the reboot did not feel like the original MTV show
- He said filming was very stressful since there was a lot of manipulation involved
MTV’s revival of “The Hills” got canceled after two seasons, but Brody Jenner is quite happy about it.
The 38-year-old reality star and DJ admitted that he was not at all sad after hearing the cancellation news back in January. For him, it was the opposite since he was excited for “The Hills: New Beginnings” to end.
“I was so stoked,” Jenner exclusively told People about his feelings when the network was about to announce the sudden demise of the series.
According to the son of Caitlyn Jenner and songwriter Linda Thompson, “The Hills: New Beginnings” did not feel like the early 2000s hit series “The Hills” due to what was happening on the set and behind the camera.
“To be honest, yeah. It just wasn’t the same experience. It was very stressful. There was a lot of manipulation involved. It was just a lot,” he claimed.
Jenner then pointed out the inconsistencies when he and his former co-stars were tapped to be on the show. He said producers told them that they would only “come in as the OGs” and that the series would focus on “a new, younger cast.” But that did not happen.
“We went in to do the show and it was just like, ‘Nope, it's only you guys.’ We had offered them a bunch of different younger people. I offered Brandon [Thomas] Lee, who was great for the show. I had a bunch of people that I kind of gave them, and they just didn't take them. They're like, ‘No,’” he claimed.
Kendall Jenner’s brother admitted that there was “so much pressure” put on them by the producers to drive the storyline of the series, but it was difficult for them to pull off since they were no longer the same twenty-somethings eager to take on the City of Angels.
“I’m like, 'Dude, I'm f---ing 37 years old. I don't go out to nightclubs every night and go hunting for chicks in nightclubs. That's just not me anymore,” the Mamitas founder said.
“I didn't mind coming in and out and filming and living our authentic lives of where we were at, at that moment, but everything else felt very forced and pushed,” he added.
The revelations came after Jenner and his former co-stars Audrina Patridge and Frankie Delgado teased that they won’t hold back on their new “Was It Real? The Hills Rewatch” podcast. The trio will revisit all six seasons of their hit MTV series and share their thoughts on what really went down behind the scenes.
No topic will be off-limits on the podcast, which Patridge said was “a lot of fun” filming. “Basically, we are not holding back at all. There's lots of laughs, lots of teasing, lots of behind the scenes,” she told People.
The show is set to debut on Apple Podcasts in mid-July.