Recently, Audrina has been in Detroit filming scenes for a Web series called “Dream Maker,” which will air on YOBI.tv, a site that hosts online talent competitions. Winners in acting, singing, comedy and filmmaking contests have earned spots in “Dream Maker,” which stars Patridge as Tracy James, a Hollywood talent manager.
Patridge’s character is inspired by the economic downturn to start a new firm in Detroit to foster fresh talent and contribute to the rejuvenation of the hard-hit city.
“A few years ago, I never would have imagined that I would have had all of these opportunities that I’ve had,” Patridge said. “It’s been so amazing. I’m very blessed. I’ve been very busy with work. My dreams are coming true.”
Patridge and the rest of the cast and crew have been putting in 12- to 14-hour days, but the experience has “been amazing,” she said.
Patridge’s co-stars sing her praises, saying she insists on being treated like just another cast member despite her fame. Lisa Mason Lee, who plays James’ receptionist on the show, describes Patridge as being “as sweet as pie” and “classy, charm-ing, charismatic.”
Meanwhile, the first season of “Audrina,” which chronicles the namesake star’s interactions with her Orange County, Calif.-based mother, father and three younger siblings, soon will be coming to a close.
Patridge said it has been an eye-opening experience, because after “The Hills” finished, she “kind of forgot how you have to relive everything, sometimes through the editor’s point of view. It’s hard, for my family especially. But it’s been really fun.
“We’ll see if we get a second season. We don’t know yet.”
As for the longer-term future, “In five years, I’ll be 31. Gosh,” she said, smiling. “Hopefully, I’ll be married and starting a family, and I really would love to start my own line, whether it be a bikini line or something that I’m passionate about, be creative with. I’d love to do another movie or more hosting jobs and traveling the world. I just live day-by-day and see what comes.”