Spencer Pratt Discusses Holly Montag’s Drinking On ‘The Hills’

Pratt explains why he and Heidi are seen staging an intervention in previews of Tuesday night's episode.

With the new season of [url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/the_hills/season_5/series.jhtml"]“The Hills”[/url] under way, there has been no shortage of drama thanks to new girl Kristin Cavallari. But the friends will also face a more serious issue — this season, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are seen talking to Holly Montag about her out-of-control partying.

When Pratt spoke to MTV News about the show, he dropped some of his usual Spencer swagger to talk seriously about Holly’s perceived drinking problem and why he and Heidi staged an intervention. “We’re praying for her, and she’ll get it together,” he said. “I mean, I’ve had problems with drinking in Hollywood, but who doesn’t?”
Pratt thinks it’s easy to get caught up in the party lifestyle and said that when you’re having fun, it’s hard to realize that there’s anything wrong.

“Anybody who ever was in the nightlife scene, you know it’s not a problem, but if you’re out at a club every night having drinks, then you’re drinking every night of the week,” he explained. “First, it starts off, ‘Oh, I just love this dancing and having fun with friends.’ But it’s like, even though you’re just having a couple of cocktails, [it adds up].”

Pratt didn’t want to share too much about the events leading up to the intervention, but he did say that he and Heidi came to a sudden realization that Holly needed help. “It took that moment [to realize we had] to step in here,” he said. “Tune in — you’ll see it when it clicks, when we’re like, ‘Yo, it’s time to help Holly.’ ”

He also partially blamed Holly’s behavior on one of her friends. “It’s as real as it can get, and you know that’s what’s really going on. [People are] giving you unlimited high-end alcohol, and Holly is from Colorado and probably did not have fun [before], especially when your new BFF is Stacie the bartender.”

How will Holly react to Heidi and Spencer’s intervention? Tune into “The Hills” on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.