September 01, 2009 02:35:22 GMT
'I'm taking the next step and growing up and maturing and moving on in my life,' the 24-year-old told the press on Sunday, August 30.
Now that she has secured a place in the entertainment biz, Audrina Patridge feels that it's time to move on from "The Hills". She is going to follow Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port's footsteps in quitting the MTV reality show which will begin a new season with Kristin Cavallari center-stage this Fall.
"I'm almost done with The Hills. We're in the middle of finishing these episodes, and I'll be leaving then," Audrina revealed at the press junket for her new movie "Sorority Row". She described the feeling as "graduating" elaborating further, "I'm moving on. At times, I feel like I'm in high school, but I didn't even go through this stuff in high school."
Audrina is, however, thankful for the experience she gained while on "The Hills", saying "I feel like it's helped me a lot going to auditions and sitting in front of the camera ... blocking the camera out and just getting into character."
It was confirmed back in March that Audrina has developed a new show with "Survivor" executive producer Mark Burnett.
"The Hills" premieres a new season on September 29.