LAS VEGAS — Although her silver-screen debut won't be in theaters for another six months, Audrina Patridge — who will appear in the season-five premiere of "The Hills" — swept into ShoWest on Thursday, receiving an award for Female Star of Tomorrow.
Patridge came to town with her
"Well ..." she said, laughing knowingly. "I can't give too much away, because there's a lot more to watch. You'll see."
Grinning mischievously over the film's twisty plot turns, she added, "I was so glad to go and film in Pittsburgh with all these lovely ladies. [I got to] take time off from 'The Hills' to go and actually pursue what my dream is.
As her fans know, Audrina moved to Los Angeles and originally landed a job as a receptionist. Her meteoric Hollywood career took off when "Laguna Beach" stars Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag moved into her building in 2006 to shoot "The Hills," and after Audrina befriended the pair she joined the popular reality series.
But with a role in this month's straight-to-DVD film "Into the Blue 2: The Reef" alongside "Sorority Row," Patridge has spent as much time on Hollywood soundstages over the past year as she has alongside L.C. and Heidi. And she makes no secret about her dreams of becoming an A-list actress.
"I love Rachel McAdams," Patridge said when asked who she'd like to pattern her movie career after; the "Notebook" star was also in Vegas at ShoWest. "She's one of my favorites. And I hear she's here tonight. So, hopefully I'll get to meet her."
The new season of "The Hills" premieres Monday at 10 p.m. on MTV.