Stephanie Pratt was recently interviewed by Fancast. She talked a lot about the Roxy Olin frenemy situation. Roxy Olin was her “soul mate”, but Stephanie says Roxy ditched Stephanie for fame on theCity. The interview follows:
Since it’s on your mind, tell me about your friendship with Roxy Olin?
[She’s] the best friend I have had since the 7th grade pretty [and she] much took my heart out and stabbed it. She wanted to be an actress her whole life. Her dad actually does the show ‘Brothers & Sisters’ along with his wife [Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig] Since her parents are in that business, she has always wanted to be an actress. She grew up in LA and went to the same school as me. I have a matching tattoo with [Roxy]. We’re complete soul mates.
But you went separate ways for a few years and then ran into each other again?
Yeah [Pratt went to France and Olin to New York], and then we ran into each other in LA and we started to talk. At that time I had fallen into ‘The Hills,’ and she ended up being on an episode with me. She wanted to stay on it, but her parents didn’t let her. Her mother said some pretty mean things about reality TV, saying that she comes from a family of respected actors and that there’s no way she’ll be on reality TV. It was pretty crazy. So she was totally bummed.
But she almost ended up on ‘The Hills’ right?
I knew she really wanted to do it. I told her to ask her parents if she could come back on the show. I knew Lauren [Conrad] was leaving and it could be us against Kristin [Cavallari]. It would be great. She asked her parents and they were supportive of it. I thought it was fabulous and I was so excited. So I called [‘The Hills’ creator and executive producer] Adam DiVello and we set up a meeting and basically I told him about the idea. They made a meeting, and she called me right after and she said that her test shoot was gonna be in New York
How did you feel about the possibility of her coming on board?
I was so excited!
And then things went a little sour?
We were at the MTV Movie awards,sitting in our seats and she goes up to use the restroom and Adam DiVello comes and sits down next to me in her seat. I had Audrina [Patridge] to my left, Holly [Montag] behind me, Lo [Bosworth] to my right and then Lauren). So Adam is like “Your friend is leaving for New York!” I was shocked and asked him what he was talking about. He said, “Your best friend is leaving.” And I started to cry. Audrina and Holly and Lo and Lauren then huddled up around me. They were like my makeup squad, trying to help me get myself together.
I guess what we’re having difficulty with is figuring out why this was so hurtful to Stephanie. They hadn’t even talked for some time. Anyway, wouldn’t you be happy for your friend? It’s not like your boyfriend was moving away, or like she was being spiteful or taking Steph’s job from her!? Jealousy? Did Stephanie feel like she had to be in control of the situation since she was the one on the show already? Let’s read on…
Did you talk to your friend about it?
I didn’t say anything to her. Then at the after-party, I’m sitting there watching Roxy, who is not even friends with Whitney, holding her hand and going around and meeting everyone. Roxy was like “I can’t wait to be on ‘The City,’” and I’m overhearing this, and I’m like “What!? What is going on? She hates Whitney!” I felt like I was just kind of like losing my mind. So we leave and I didn’t want to bring it up yet. I can’t even explain the feeling. Afterwards I finally called her and said “I gotta know, if you’re going in ‘The City,’ I would really like to talk to you about it.”
What did she say?
She called me on a Thursday while I was at my parent’s beach house in Santa Barbara and asked me to get a coffee. I told her that I was coming back tomorrow and we should get lunch. Suddenly she said, “I’m moving for New York tomorrow. I’m gonna be on ‘The City’,” and I just fell to pieces.
Did you ever get an explanation?
Adam called me to explain. I was like “How can you do this to me? Roxy is my best friend in the whole world. She keeps me sane and you’re putting her on this show. And we don’t even get along with this girl.” And he goes, “Stephanie, she came into that meeting saying, ‘Listen I’m tired of being Stephanie’s sidekick. If I’m gonna give up acting to be on a reality show then I wanna be a main character and not a sidekick on the fifth season on ‘The Hills.’” He also said “Stephanie, she said she doesn’t want to live in your shadow.”
Okay, so Stephanie needed Roxy on theHills? We’re trying to sympathize with Stephanie, but this seems like a really immature and teenage scenario. You can’t control your friend’s lives! Even Lauren learned that. If Roxy didn’t like Whitney (and who knew Stephanie doesn’t like Whit!) we can see Stephanie thinking Roxy was fake, but both theHills and theCity are fake! Duh!
Have you talked to her about it since?
I still haven’t talked to her about it. She still hasn’t called. I’ve been following her on Twitter though. She was like “Loving ‘The City’ life, loving my friend Whitney.” I just can’t believe it. All I did was try to help her. For two years.
We see how not talking to Roxy could upset Stephanie. But all in all, we think Stephanie may just be sensitive. We don’t know the whole story, but from what she said in the interview…just sayin’…
What do you think? If we’re totally off base and you think Roxy was wrong please tell us in the comments.
Read the rest of the interview here.