Let me just deliver the news straight up: Audrina Patridge is leaving The Hills. She wants to focus on her movie career. I really thought Audrina already left the show. And I really thought The Hills was already over. I was wrong on both counts; it must have just been a fantasy.
“I’m almost done with The Hills. We’re in the middle of finishing these episodes, and I’ll be leaving then,” she revealed at a junket for her new thriller Sorority Row Sunday in Los Angeles.
“It feels like I’m graduating,” she added. “I’m taking the next step and growing up and maturing and moving on in my life.”
The 24-year-old Patridge — who is developing her own reality show with Survivor producer Mark Burnett — said she would like to pursue acting.
“I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress, and before I got onto The Hills, I was going to auditions and castings and working full-time at [film studios] Quixote Studios and Smashbox,” she told reporters.
She credited The Hills with helping her be “comfortable in front of the cameras.”
Added Patridge, “I feel like it’s helped me a lot going to auditions and sitting in front of the camera… blocking the camera out and just getting into character.”
The good news is that we’ll all be able to observe Audrina’s “movie career” when her new movie Sorority Row premieres on September 11th. Proff that that date really is destined to be assigned to catastrophic disasters in history.