Whitney Port Talks New Season of 'The City'
By Andrew Scott Posted Apr 27th 2010 04:00PM
But while the sun is setting on 'The Hills' after this season, 'The City' (premiering 10:30PM ET on MTV) is only heating up, and in an exclusive interview with PopEater, Port gave us the lowdown on what to expect from season 2.
What happens when she confronts her former co-worker and current rival, Olivia? What boys will hit her radar? And what does she really think about Heidi Montag's latest bout with plastic surgery? Check out our full interview after the jump.
A big part of 'The City' is your dating life, and in the season 2 trailer, we see you with a new Frenchman. What can you tell us about him?
Well, there's this French photographer who I actually meet at a photoshoot. He's a war photographer [and a] really, really interesting guy. We just went out on a couple of dates and he's helped me out a bunch. He helped me shoot my lookbook and we've maintained a relationship, but you kind of have to see how it plays out. It's a fun little romance and a break from all the work that goes on.
So does this mean that Jay is gone for good?
Yeah. Jay is definitely still in my life as a friend, but you won't be seeing him on this season.
You also have a big confrontation with Olivia this season. What happens there?
Well, I finally couldn't deal with it anymore, and I felt like Olivia needed to hear it from me. Whether or not she understood, or absorbed or even cared about what I said, I just needed to let it out for my own sake. So, I think it'll probably come at a good time, and I feel like everyone's patience is going to be pretty slim-to-none with her at that point. Hopefully, I did what most people maybe wanted to.
Is Olivia pure evil?
I don't know if she's pure evil ... It's hard to say. I feel like Olivia is just struggling herself, so she's not evil. I don't know that she's malicious; I just think she's confused.
What kinds of crazy things can we expect from your roommate, Roxy?
[Laughs] Roxy is basically my partner in crime this season. We bicker a little, because we're living together, working together -- doing everything together -- so she is kind of just trying to figure out what she wants to do. She's working a lot with photography. She helps this kind of out-there photographer and assists him in some of his projects, so she's kind of all over the place.
This season also focuses a lot on your fashion line. Have you already started work on your next collection?
Yes. I'm just about to start. There's really not much to say other than that I know kind of what my three main top colors are going to be. But other than that, I'm just beginning to sketch out my spring collection.
Is designing clothes where you see yourself in, say, 10 years?
Yes. This is what I see myself doing regardless of the show. I will continue to do this for as long as I can.
As you know, 'The Hills' is ending after this season. What was your reaction when you found out the news?
At first, I didn't really think about it so much. I felt so far away from it that it didn't really affect me. But then, as I started to really think about it, and think about how it shaped my future, I got sad about it. You know, the hours spent filming for 'The Hills' were awesome and it really launched my career, so I'm grateful. But I think that it's ending on a good note. I think it's ending on a high note.
How long do you think 'The City' will continue?
I honestly don't know. I would like to continue to do it for as long as people want to see me do it. Obviously, I'm not about to, like, start a family on the show. [Laughs] But, I don't know. I would say a good couple more years.
Your former 'Hills' co-star Heidi Montag has been in the tabloids lately for her multiple plastic surgery procedures. What was your take on that?
Honestly, I was always a firm believer that if you felt that you needed plastic surgery in order to help your confidence level, that it was fine. But, you know, I think it comes to a point where enough is enough. If she is happy with it, then by all means she made the right move for herself, and who am I to say that she shouldn't have done it? It seems like she's really happy with it, so good for her.
I read an Internet rumor that you're going to be in the 'L.A. Candy' movie, based on Lauren Conrad's book. Is that true?
A lot of people have asked me that, but as far as I'm concerned, it's not true. No one has asked me [to do] that. [Laughs]
It was just announced that you have a new advice book coming out, 'True Whit.' What will that project entail?
That won't be out until January, but it's basically a how-to lifestyle guide. It's kind of for girls in their early-20s or in high school, and they're going through this crisis of what they want to do, and who they are and all these decisions they have to make. It kind of goes through my journey and [includes] little anecdotes about my struggles and my successes. The chapters are basically separated into genres like fashion, beauty, jobs, dating, apartments -- things like that where they can just find little bits of advice by me.
Do you still talk to Lauren Conrad?
Yeah, I still talk to her here and there. When I go to L.A., I try to see her, and she's always been a great support for me. She's been a great friend.
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