‘The O.C.’: Rachel Bilson Admits the Cast Members Were ‘Little A**Holes’

The O.C. was a popular TV show that ran from 2003 to 2007. It followed the lives of fictional teens in affluent parts of Orange County, California, and attracted viewers from all over the country.

Since The O.C.’s premiere, there have been rumors of the cast members having bad attitudes and not getting along. Rachel Bilson (Summer Roberts) recently admitted her co-stars were “little a**holes.”

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Rachel Bilson in 2004 | L. Cohen/WireImage

Tate Donovan talked negatively about fellow ‘O.C.’ cast members

Tate Donovan (Jimmy Cooper) is one actor who has openly admitted to The O.C. cast members not being the most pleasant to work with.

“By the time I started to direct, the kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude,” he told Vulture in 2013. “They just didn’t want to be doing the show anymore. It was pretty tough; they were very tough to work with. 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.”

He added, “When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else. I mean, one of them turned to me and said, ‘This show is ruining my film career,’ and he had never done a film before. You just can’t help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up. So they were very difficult.”

Rachel Bilson admits the ‘O.C.’ cast members were ‘little a**holes’

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Bilson has been hosting an O.C. podcast called Welcome to the OC B****es with Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper). On the latest episode, the pair talked to Donovan, and Bilson admitted what Donovan said was true.

“You went on to direct us on The O.C.… and I know some of us kids were little a**holes,” Bilson said. “I hope I wasn’t as bad as it’s come off.”

Bilson went on to say it was easy for actors to get “influenced” by their Hollywood “surroundings.”

“Yeah, you can’t help but believe all that sort of hype,” Donovan responded. “Everyone gets caught up in it, especially when you’re young.”

Bilson also had some nice words for Donovan. She said, “I thought you were so wonderful and such a wonderful director and amazing human and all of it. So if I ever added to any of the a**hole-ness, I want to apologize on record—here, right now.”

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Fortunately for Bilson, it seems Donovan did not have many problems with her attitudes on set.

Donovan said Bilson was a “total sweetheart to work with.” He also added that Bilson was a great actor who could “make every scene work.”

He also recalled a time when he gave her an acting tip and she utilized it to subsequently nail a scene.