Lauren Conrad is a Family Guy
First Lady of ‘The Hills’, Lauren Conrad has proved she’s more than just a pretty face capable of the odd blank stare with a guest appearance on cult animated comedy, ‘The Family Guy’ which was broadcast in the US earlier this week.
In the episode "We love you Conrad",LC has a brief fling with the talking family dog, Brian. Their relationship deteriorates when Brian discovers that the bubbly blonde is actually brainer than him. The animated LC is depicted reading classic literature and quoting biological terminology; a far cry from the perennial party girl we have come to know and love on ‘The Hills.’
LC, who is rarely depicted doing anything other than shopping or clubbing on ‘The Hills’, confessed that for her role on the Family Guy she hired an acting coach to help her through those ‘demanding’ scenes with Brian the pooch.
She commented to ‘E News’ "A lot of the lines later in the episode are very complicated. I'm talking a lot about history and theorems and conductors, and there are a lot of facts and a lot of huge words, and I had to say it as if it was coming to me very easily."
LC was advised by her acting coach to actually research the theories and facts referred to in her dialogue because it would come across as more believable. Fellow Hills alum Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and Spencer Pratt are also represented in the same episode. The producers and animators did a particularly good portrayal of the Prattster who is depicted as a talking orang-utan from ‘Planet of the Apes’. Although he didn’t voice his character we hear the resemblance is uncanny, if not an improvement.
While LC hoped her animated appearance would challenge her ditzy image, some haters suggest Lauren had allowed herself to be made a total fool of by the show's producers, with Fox News running the headline “Lauren Mocked and Destroyed on Family guy”.
So who has the last laugh? Well, Lauren’s appearance on Family Guy may have been a surprise and a little absurd (albiet pretty damn hilarious), but has in the meantime well and truly cemented her celebrity status, as anyone who has made a guest appearance on shows like The Simpsons can attest.
Lauren joins a long list of A-listers who have made appearances on the cult comedy including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Luke Perry, Molly Ringwald, and most recently, the entire cast of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’
So now that that LC and her crew have conquered the realm of animation, what could possibly be next? Stay tuned for ‘The Hills’ Musical, video game and collector dolls. We can’t wait!