Last week, before “The Hills” sixth season premiere, we caught up with Spencer Pratt to discuss baby fever, Kristin Cavallari breaking up relationships, as well as Pratt’s plan to win America over.
But after seeing the season opener, we’re pretty sure he’s not following through on that particular promise.
So what is S.P. up to?
He caught us up to speed…
(Come on, you know you care a little)
Over the summer, you announced that you were legally changing your name to “King” Spencer Pratt. Did you file the official paperwork?
SP: In California, all I have to do is say my name in the public sphere. Once I say my name is King Spencer, it’s officially done. But if I want it on my taxes — and this is America for you — I have to explain my case to a judge, telling them why I feel I should have that name change. And that already shows me how twisted the system is, that some people can legally call themselves “King” [without issue], but somebody’s going to legally try to tell me I can’t. Wow.
So you’re not going to be King Spencer after all?
SP: I mean, I’ve been doing some major reading now that I’ve got some more time on my hands, and the fact that we have people like Obama bowing down to a queen in England, just because she calls herself a queen, because supposedly her blood is more royal than my blood, I just don’t feel that. I’d prefer to call every one of my friends a queen or a king. I don’t like that there are human beings who power trip on other human beings with a powerful name of royalty. It’s like… not slavery, but…
Like worshipping false idols.
SP: Exactly. It’s just not very American to me. I remember having beef with England and tea parties and not bowing down to them. I think they should be bowing down to us, if anything. We’re the ones who beat the empire.
So the King thing is off the table?
SP: No, no, it’s full time. I live the King. The bagel guys call me “King” and I call them “King.” I’m working on an underground society change where everyone is going to be referred to as a king and queen. And [the person] who inspired me to do this was my business partner, King Kevin Casey, who’s a professional MMA fighter, who is signed to Strikeforce for Showtime/CBS, fighting on the Fedor [Emelianenko] card in the next couple months, which is the most highly anticipated card in the year. I used to call him “The General” and he was telling me, You know what, I’m not a General, because all my guys around me, that would make them my troops. They’re all generals.
Are you a big MMA fan?
SP: I am a huge mixed martial arts fan, correct.
Do you think that might be something you get into as a producer, doing something behind-the-camera perhaps?
SP: Currently I have two films I am executive producing. One is tentatively called called “King Kron” after Kron Gracie, the only son of [legendary mixed martial artist champion] Rickson Gracie. It’s a documentary. So that one is about the son and [the other one is] about the father, the two most famous martial arts Gracies in the world. We’ve been shooting all over the world for the last year and I’ve been financing that with my “Hills” checks, thank God. I’m very deep into the filmmaking and MMA world. And also, King Kevin, he’s going to be [to MMA] what Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan and Kelly Slater were for their sports. So that’s going to catapult me into the galaxy, just standing next to him in any venue.
How did you guys become friends?
SP: Through Rickson Gracie. I grew up knowing Rickson Gracie since I was about 14. I trained with Rickson and Kron throughout high school. King Kevin was one of his protégé students.
Do you have a projected timeline for finishing the films?
SP: We’re planning on hopefully being at Cannes this year with the “King Kron” film.
And maybe Sundance?
SP: Hopefully Sundance, too. But I want to go to France, I’ve never been to Cannes.
You’ve got a lot going on.
SP: You only live once, so I’m trying to do as much as possible and never have a label on me for the rest of my life. I don’t want people to ever put me in a box.