The O.C.: 12 Behind The Scenes Secrets
It’s been over 10 years since The O.C. aired it’s first episode and people are still talking about it. The Fox drama has had quite the cultural impact and what many people don’t know is that it could have been a very different show. From the Cohen’s name to the stars who were almost cast, here are 12 behind the scenes secrets about The O.C.!
12. Rachel Bilson Surprised Them
The character Summer Roberts was only supposed to be a guest star. During the pilot, she had only three lines, but the audience really responded to her, and she had great chemistry with Adam Brody, so she became a series regular after episode seven, “The Escape.”
11. Killing Off Marissa
Even though Marissa was a frustrating character and a punching bag for critics, Schwartz does have regrets about killing her off. “There were a lot of factors at play. I mean creatively, we felt like we had told those stories and that this was always kind of in Marissa’s DNA. That she was a tragic character and that try as he might, Ryan ultimately wasn’t going to be able to save her,” he said. “I will say that after we did it that night, because Marissa was a real punching bag of a character for television critics, and what I learned after that night was those critics were in much smaller number than the millions of people who watched the show and loved that character. And there was a real sense the morning after of ‘OMG. What have we done?’”