Lauren Conrad: “I don’t want to act” because “I’m not that good at it”

The Hills star Lauren Conrad says she is giving up acting after her first try.

“I don’t want to act,” she told the New York Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe. “I tried it. … I don’t enjoy it, and I can’t make a career out of something I don’t really like. It’s not that fun, and I’m not that good at it.”

Lauren is currently appearing in the film Epic Movie as herself, and if appearing as herself stretched her acting abilities, she’s definitely making the right choice. Of that experience, she says, “I was in ‘Epic Movie’ for, like, two seconds, and then I died.”

Widdicombe calls this “[t]he best news out of Fashion Week so far.”

‘Epic’ two-second film career [New York Daily News]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.