Exclusive: Lauren Conrad Pledges 'Greek'

Lauren2_lIt was as inevitable as another Speidi photo op: The acting bug has bitten Lauren Conrad.

Enduring no hazing whatsoever, the leading lady of MTV’s The Hills (and this week’s EW cover girl) has signed on to appear in an episode of ABC Family’s addictive college soap, Greek. However, the gig won’t require her to go all Meryl Streep on us: She’ll be doing what she does best, playing herself in the show’s second season finale on Oct. 28.

Explains series creator Sean Smith, Conrad — who will shoot her scene in early September — is going to play a spiritual adviser to Spencer Grammer’s character. “It’s a dream sequence in which Casey and LC are best friends. Casey has a big decision she has to make, and she’s like, ‘LC, what do I do? Advise me!'” he reveals, adding that the girls’ dynamic reminds him of “when Frankie Avalon is telling Frenchie what do to in Grease. Casey holds LC in that high esteem.”

Although there are no direct Hills references in the script, Smith says the scene has a vibe that definitely calls the unreality show to mind. “There are a lot of ‘likes’ to make it sound more conversational.” And there’s gotta be at least one of The Hills‘ trademark dramatic pauses… right? “There isn’t,” Smith laughs, “but that might change now.” (It’s worth noting that MTV had to sign off on the script.)

Programming note: Greek kicks off its second season on Aug. 26 in its new Tuesday time slot following The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

So what you say, Greek fans? You game for a Hills crossover? It will almost certainly bring more eyeballs to what is arguably ABC Family’s best series, so me? I’m all for it!

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  • no way

    sounds like a bad idea, leave it to real actors

  • Mike

    This actually sounds pretty funny and is in keeping with the show’s tone and pop-culture references. Works for me.

  • Nadine

    I hope she gets inspired and fall in love with acting. She is going to be superbe.

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  • C

    If it brings more publicity to the show, I’m all for it. Plus, the dream sequence sounds pretty amusing.

  • lindsey

    No way. I’m a Greek fanatic, Scott Michael Foster runs that show. While I think it’s great for the show to have the relevant pop culture references, “The Hills” is a low.

  • megas

    Love her….sounds like a fun script.

  • Fifi

    I am so tired of this girl. Did she learn to roll her eyes at the Strasberg Institute? How is she an “actress?” Enough with the “famous for breathing and having money” celebutantes. The dam of public opinion is set to burst, I’m serious. No mas, I beg you. Please stop covering faux actresses and tell us news about real stars, not wannabes.

  • Andi

    No more LC or The Hills!!!!!!!

  • Steph F.

    I just got into Greek over the summer, sounds awesome.

  • Kaitlin

    While I find this a little lame to be honest, I think it actually works for Casey. There have been numerous references to LC and The Hills (as well as Laguna Beach) so far on the show. I just hope it isn’t uber lame.

  • J

    “arguably ABC Family’s best series”
    I argue! Watch “The Middleman” right now! They did sorority life much better than Greek in last week’s episode.

  • Lisa

    I just say let her do what she wants! If she turns out to suck, at least she tried and didn’t listen to all the other negative opinions and bs people are saying about her.

  • Allison

    I couldn’t agree more, Fifi! Well said! If we would ignore them, they would go away. That’s the theory, anyway. In order for it to happen, though, the media need to stop paying them any attention. There are far too many real and talented actors and wonderful movies/tv shows/book/music that we should be obsessed with. Not these phoneys. Enough, already.

  • Jason

    Completely agree with you, J! The best show on ABC Family right now is The Middleman..no argument needed.

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