One Tree Hill: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
One Tree Hill had one of the biggest impacts on audiences of any show in recent years. Its popularity and stellar cast led it through nine amazing seasons, and although it has now been over for four years now, fans still cannot get enough of everything One Tree Hill. As with any show, as the years go on, more and more details and secrets are spilled about what really went on with behind-the-scenes and all of the things that went into getting the show into production. From casting switches to all the little details, and interacting with fans, check out 10 behind-the-scenes secrets about One Tree Hill!
10. Peyton’s Artwork
So much of the early seasons center around Peyton and her artwork, and gave us the iconic line, “Your art matters. It’s what got me here.” It seems so natural that the art would actually be the work of Peyton (Hilarie Burton), but while Burton is talented, she’s not that artistically talented. It turns out the art is actually the work of Helen Ward who was hired on by One Tree Hill to provide the images that swarm Peyton’s storyline. “Before joining OTH, I had already worked as a set designer, a storyboard artist and illusrator for a number of films. But I still had to try out for the job. I think they asked a bunch of people to give their shot at a particular drawing. They were pretty specific about what they were looking for. I guess my work was closest. I got the job,” Ward said of getting hired. She also revealed that she would turn in a complete version and unfinished version of each piece Peyton works on so Hilarie would just draw over lines placed on the unfinished piece to make it look like she was actually doing it.
9. Could Have Been Jake
Lucas Scott and Peyton Sawyer, affectionately referred to as Leyton, were the central couple for the first few season before Nathan and Haley ran away with our hearts, but of course things were never easy Leyton. They both dated many other people, and some still argue that Lucas and Brooke Davis, and Peyton and Jake Jagielski would have made better matches in the long run, and after the show ended, creator Mark Schwan admitted it could have happened for Jake and Peyton. “I think they would have been very happy. They were a very soulful couple. They were a couple of artists. And they had great chemistry too – Bryan and Hilarie had great chemistry. She would have been completely happy. She chose an artist and she chose a writer, but not everybody’s gonna choose the musician, come on!” Meanwhile Bryan Greenberg gave an update on Jake: “Jake Jagielski is on the run, I always feel like. With his six-string! He’s, like, in Mexico. I see him with a really long beard.”