Here's an exclusive look at the season 5 cast photo for MTV's reality hit The Hills. Lauren Conrad will be saying goodbye to the show after this latest batch of episodes (premiering April 6 on MTV). "I actually thought last season was going to be my last," the reality star tells EW. "[But] the producers wanted to hopefully give the show some sort of closure and needed one more season." Look for Conrad to take a back seat in her final 10 episodes since, "I didn't have that much conflict in my life over the last few months." She adds, "I think I only cry in one episode."
But the end of her time on The Hills doesn't mean that the budding businesswoman is done with television. Conrad says that she's in discussions to turn her upcoming young-adult book series -- loosely based on her Hills experience -- into a TV drama. "We've been taking a lot of meetings lately," says Conrad, whose first novel, L.A. Candy, hits shelves in June. "I don't know exactly where I want to go, but I've looked into producing because I've always found that so interesting."
As for costar Audrina Patridge's planned reality series of her own, Conrad admits, "To be honest, I really haven't heard that much about it. She has a pretty interesting life. She's a really cool girl. She's fun to watch."