Five years after The Hills, there’s still no love lost between the show’s bitter rivals.
Even though Heidi Montag and her husband, Spencer Pratt, are viewed as two of the biggest villains ever to hit TV screens, they don’t think they deserve that title. In a new interview with Us Weekly, Montag said her former best friend and roommate, Lauren Conrad, does.
“I spent years pretending to like her for a living,” 29-year-old Montag told the site. “It was literally my job to deal with her, and it wasn’t pleasant… I had nothing to do with her problems. I even tried to help her. The fact is, she lied about me and tried to destroy my life, yet I was the one painted as the villain so the show could have her as the good guy.”
She continued, “It’s not that I care about [Conrad] anymore, but it is upsetting to me that everyone knows by now that The Hills was a scripted show, yet people still think the negative stuff about me that the show set up to make me the villain to her hero was real. It’s bizarre. It’s like if people were still mad at James Earl Jones for being the voice of Darth Vader!”
Montag isn’t the only one still throwing fuel on the flames of that longtime feud. Before Montag’s interview, Pratt spoke to Complex magazine — and he had nothing good to say about LC, either.
“Lauren is a cold-hearted killer,” Pratt said. “That’s what people don’t get. She will cut you in your sleep. She tried to destroy us. If you want to throw missiles, I’m throwing a nuke. This is how I operate.”
Despite the couple’s inflammatory comments, Montag insists she has no remaining issues with Conrad.
“I don’t wish her any ill will, but I also don’t have to lie for her or play along with her story line as part of my job anymore,” she said. “I was pretending to be someone I wasn’t for those years I was on the show and I think people got an image of me that just wasn’t me. So I’ve just decided that I’m never going to be anything other than honest about her or my time on the show.”