Written by Zoë Holloway, May 19, 2016

It’s been 10 years since The Hills debuted on MTV in May 2006, and to commemorate this milestone, Lauren Conrad has opened up to US Weekly to share some secrets from the set – including how she was locked in a basement!
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 29:  Television personality Lauren Conrad attends the grand opening of Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on April 29, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)

The incident occurred at Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s 2009 wedding, when Lauren, now 30, was in a hurry to film the ep as she had another event on. However, things went pear-shaped when the power went out:

‘The generator went out and I said, “I need to leave!” And [the producers] wouldn’t let me leave!’ she recalls. ‘They literally locked me in the basement with two security guards and wouldn’t let me leave! And I was like, “You can’t keep me here!” I was throwing a fit!’

Yikes! The lifestyle blogger also revealed why she wasn’t filmed leaving the ceremony with everyone else.

‘At that point, this wasn’t really my life anymore, and I left out the [church’s] side door, so that’s why in the final scene, I’m not leaving with everyone else – I’m taking a side exit out because I had a car waiting, and I needed to leave!’

Lauren had a falling out with co-star Heidi Montag after their infamous ‘You know what you did!’ fight, and the pair haven’t been close since.


Heidi, 29, spoke with Buzzfeed earlier this year to also reveal some Hills secrets. Below, we’ve compiled the most scandalous:

1. There was zero pay equality amongst the cast. ‘Cast members did all make different salaries, so we wanted to do like Jersey Shore and unite together and all get a bigger pay cheque, but everyone was a little bit too divided,’ Heidi reveals. ‘I think that would’ve been the smarter thing for everyone to do at the time, but that’s not what happened. I mean, obviously Lauren got paid the most – it was her show. She was driving from Laguna to the Hills…’

2. They couldn’t outfit repeat. ‘During The Hills, we were not allowed to wear outfits twice, so I asked [MTV] to supply me with a wardrobe, but apparently I had to buy it all myself.’

3. Heidi hasn’t spoken to Lauren in a long time. ‘The last time I spoke to Lauren was a few years ago. Like two or so. We kind of were talking a little and then we both were kind of like, “We’re not friends”. It’s kind of awkward. But I do really love Lauren for everything that she has done for me and I do have a place in my heart for her. So I am thankful for everything that she’s done and I hope she has a great life.’

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28:  Spencer Pratt (L) and Heidi Montag attend the US launch of MeMe London held at DiLascia on July 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Tran/WireImage)

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