The LA Times sat down with Audrina Patridge and asked her to define her current friendship with Lauren Conrad, her job title and explain why MTV never shows her standing up for herself. The reality star dished the dirt… although I still don’t have a clear answer on that friendship question. They live together, so they are friends.
Is Lauren your friend?
We live together, so yeah, we see each other a lot while the show is taping. Sometimes I see her when it’s not.
But is she your friend outside of "The Hills"?
We don’t have a lot of the same friends, but we try to reserve one night a week to hang out. In the fourth season, you’ll see our fight gets cleared up. Basically, I just start doing my own thing separately from her and Lo [Lauren Bosworth], and I get busy. But you know, things change and friendships do drift apart sometimes. Lauren and I aren’t not friends, we’re just not as close as we used to be.
What about Lo? Do you blame moving in together with her and Lauren for the rift in your friendship?
I do think living in that separate guest house of mine was definitely the cause of the tension between Lauren and me. We were used to being right next to each other in our apartment. I don’t really blame Lo, she and Lauren have been friends for a long time.
Do you think you’re portrayed accurately on "The Hills"?
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I think I’ve been portrayed well on the show. But it’s based on Lauren’s life, so some of the things in my life, like my friends, aren’t on the show: my personal life with my true friends and my family, me going to acting classes, shooting a movie. They filmed a little, but they can’t air everything.
What’s the biggest misconception about you?
I don’t feel like they show me on "The Hills" sticking up for myself. They edit that out. I’m generally happy with how I look when it comes out. In real life, though, I’m bubbly and fun and talkative and when you see me on the show I’m always sitting there and sad. But I’m fine with it because it’s not my show. I’m there because of Lauren.
Do you still work at Epic Records? Are you still looking to pursue a career in the music industry?
I don’t work as much there as I used to. It’s definitely not how it used to be when the series started.
What’s your title there?
You know, I don’t know my title. I help out with anything. I help out with artists every now and then, making sure they’re taken care of. I also do some A&R, listen to demos. But I’m really focusing on acting.
To read the full article where Audrina talks about her upcoming movie role, click here to visit the LA Times.