15 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets Even True Fans Didn't Know About The O.C.
By season two she had embarked on a bisexual relationship, endured an Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) and Marissa Cooper (Mischa. In , Ben McKenzie hit the jackpot with The O.C. It was an overnight success that Mischa Barton isn't in the mood for an O.C. reunion >>. Now Cosmo has turned the table adn got her to gab about her buzzed-about show and what's really going on with her hot costar Ben McKenzie.
While the Fox soap created by Josh Schwartz ended up becoming a bonafide pop culture phenomenon, it was almost a completely different show. In honor of its 15th anniversary, we've rounded up these fun facts about The O.
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Where Are They Now? It almost happened, as Schwartz revealed"When I first wrote the script the Cohens were the Needlemans. The first actor cast on the series was Peter Gallagher, Sandy Cohen himself. Who could resist those eyebrows?
Originally, Rachel Bilson was cast as a recurring character, given three lines in the pilot. She ended up in every episode of the series, being upped to series regular midway through season one with Summer becoming the heart of the series.
With Seth, we saw a lot of kids.
And Adam, when he first came in I was even like, 'What scene is he doing; is this from our show? What is he doing?
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I hate this kid; get him out of here. I'm telling you, there's something special about that kid.
Fox wasn't exactly as in love with Seth Cohen as viewers were. The infamous "Welcome to the O. Given how beloved the relationship between Kirsten and Sandy was, however, it's hard to imagine the show ever having gone through with that idea.
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Therefore, in many ways, the decision to scrap that idea was most definitely for the better. One of those was Kevin Volchok, a bad boy with no redeeming qualities whatsoever who just had to take up with the poor, reckless Marissa. Naturally, as a rival for Marissa's attention and affection, Volchok and Ryan sparred frequently on screen. Still, he doesn't harbor any resentment toward him: But I love him. I think he's a great actor and I love Southland.
According to Tate Donovan, who played the perennially toxic and unstable Jimmy Cooper on the series, the kids found themselves gaining something else in addition to fame: As Donovan explained in a interview with Vulture, commemorating the show's tenth anniversary, "the kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude. The adults were all fantastic, total pros. But you know how it is with young actors — and I know because I was one of them once.
When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else.
As it turns out, the political weight of a show like The O. Knowing what The O. Before deciding to tell the story of the dark side of the affluent world of Newport Beach, other ideas that Schwartz considered included a gritty drama about sports, or yet another hard-hitting police procedural with a darker tone. Thankfully for fans of The O.