We sat down with Biltwell’s husband and co-owner John F. Biltworth to discuss the final season of The Hills, and the impact that was going to have on the series.
BILTWELL: So I think I’m going to start off by saying I was so surprised by how much you guys had to work with.
I mean, this show is like a dream come true.
I’m so lucky to be involved in it.
JONATHAN: I’m a big fan of it.
BILLY: I think you’re probably a little bit jealous, though, because you have to do it, but I don’t really think it’s really your job to do that, so I mean.
JENNY: Yeah, I mean you don’t.
JOE: It’s not like I’m the executive producer.
BULLETWELL (laughs): Well, it’s not really my job to.
It’s like you’re like, I’m really excited for it, you know what I mean?
BILTHOUX: Yeah it’s just amazing.
BUSH: Yeah and it’s so exciting, it was like a new dream come alive.
BUTTON: It was just the best, it felt like a real adventure.
It was fun, I loved every minute.
It felt like you had an experience in front of you, like, oh, you got to see everything in front and back.
I loved it.
It really was, I was just blown away.
It just was like, that’s a new experience, man.
You know what they say about having fun.
It didn’t matter if it was a big show or something smaller.
I just enjoyed the whole experience.
JENNIFER: It felt very much like we were on a vacation with you guys.
I can’t tell you how amazing it was to watch your characters go through so much turmoil and pain.
It gave me goosebumps every time.
And it felt, well, it didn’t feel like we’re being watched at all, so to speak.
It had that wonderful quality of, it had this sense of authenticity.
It made you feel like you were in that place.
It seemed like you felt like the show was really making sense and it felt real.
BISHOP: Oh my gosh.
It feels like the real world, too.
It seems like it was going on for a while.
JOHNSEN: That’s what we thought.
BINNEY: I was excited because I had seen this show on the air.
And then I got the chance to meet John Biltwood, so we were talking about it.
And I had heard about this show, and then I just thought, wow, this is like real life.
And so I went on a date and we were going to go see the show.
And we went, yeah, we could do that.
And that’s what I remember, was this moment of excitement and just seeing it as a real life, and you know, like it really is a dream, you’re not going to believe this.
BISKOV: It feels really real.
JANET: It is.
BIRKEN: It does.
BUCK: It sounds real.
[laughs] BILTFORD: It kind of feels like a nightmare.
BUBBLES: It just seems real, and like you really have a chance to do something with it.
Like, it seems like a reality, like you could actually make this happen.
And when you make it happen, it feels like something that is real, it really feels like it’s a reality.
BIDEN: It had to be.
JOSEPH: I mean it felt kind of like it felt that way to me, too, because I could really feel what was happening.
And you know we’re so close to the end, and we have to move on and you can’t really tell us how you’re going to end it, so you have a feeling like it could happen.
But I mean at the same time, it is, it kind of felt like we knew what was going in the end.
BETH: It did feel like there was an ending.
JONES: I didn’t want to say the ending. I don