The Hills cast admit they were glad Lauren Conrad wasn't coming back for revival

Though Lauren Conrad opted not to return for the anticipated 'The Hills' revival, the cast admits they were "kind of excited" to hear the news.

When asked about Lauren's absence from the series, Heidi Montag revealed "I actually was kind of excited Lauren wasn’t on it because I felt like it was more freeing and fair, like, for me."

Audrina Patridge agreed, “She was always the one – she’s the leader, the one that would tell you what to do, what not to do. So now it’s kinda like we all get … you kinda get to make your own choices and be your own self.”

Kristin Cavallari and Lo Bosworth will also not appear in the new series – instead they'll be replaced by Mischa Barton and Brandon Thomas Lee.

'The Hills: Beginnings' premieres June 24th on MTV. The latest trailer below:

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