Kristin Cavallari said producers pressured her to go into Stephen Colletti’s room after prom.
The “Laguna Beach” star tried to hide getting a hotel with her then-boyfriend from her father.
“Laguna Beach” filmed from 2004-2006. Cavallari and Colletti’s podcast looks back on the show.
Kristin Cavallari said “Laguna Beach” producers told her to go into Stephen Colletti’s hotel room after prom on camera even though she protested at the time. It led to one of the early-2000s show’s more memorable episodes.
“I didn’t want my dad knowing that we got a hotel room and then at the end of the night, I was like, ‘I’m not going in there and saying goodbye to Steven because I don’t want my dad knowing .’ And MTV was like, ‘Just go in,'” she told Insider during an interview.
“I was like, ‘I’m not going to go into the hotel room.’ And they said ‘No, just go in and say goodbye to him.’ And I was like ‘Oh, OK.’ And then, of course, they cut that out. So my dad was fully aware that I got a hotel room after senior prom,” she continued. She did not name which producers she was working with at the time.
“Laguna Beach” first aired on MTV in 2004. The reality series followed the family lives and relationships of high school students in Laguna Beach, California, for three seasons. The relationship between Colletti and Cavallari was a huge part of the series’ storylines.
During the prom episode of season one, Cavallari tells Colletti on camera that she doesn’t want her dad to know they’re getting a hotel room. When he asks why not, she exclaims, “Because I have relatives Stephen!” Later on, Cavallari is filmed going into the hotel.
The moment was puzzling for fans who knew that Cavallari’s parents would eventually be watching the conversation and her actions play out on television.
She explained why she initially discussed getting a hotel room with her then-boyfriend Stephen Colletti on camera even though she wanted to hide it from her father.
“I didn’t know that Steven had a camera on him on the other end. So I thought they were only filming me and they wouldn’t be able to use my dialogue,” she said.
Cavallari understands why viewers were confused since they didn’t know she wasn’t wearing a mic. Rewatching the scene, Cavallari told Insider, “I was like, you dumb ass! What are you doing?”
Cavallari and Colletti said the stars’ parents were concerned about the tone of the series after MTV productions were behind the Super Bowl halftime show where Janet Jackson’s nipple was accidentally exposed to the audience. Producers were banned from their high school campus and Cavallari and Colletti said their parents were shown a “watered down version” of the pilot at a screening.
Colletti and Cavallari also previously revealed that producers on the teen docuseries would frequently film them walking in and out of rooms with no context to complete storylines on their new Dear Media rewatch podcast “Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen.”
“Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen” is now available on streaming services. Check out the trailer below.
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