Rachel Bilson Conference Call!
On a live conference call with The OC‘s Rachel Bilson and creator Josh Schwartz. Anybody have any questions to ask them??
UPDATE :: Thanks for the questions! Asking q’s was really last minute… I nearly forgot about the call altogether! Whoops! A few SPOILER tidbits from the call with Rachel & Josh:
- Che (Chris Pratt) will be sticking around for a number of episodes as a svengali/spiritual guru for Summer (Rachel Bilson).
- Kaitlin (Willa Holland) will have a romantic storyline with Will Tutt (Chris Brown) in the second half of the season.
- Jimmy Cooper (Tate Donovan) will be back for sure.
- Will Marisa (Mischa Barton) be back as a ghost or a flashback? Josh said, “You’ll have to watch and see but her character will be very much in the fabric of the show, whether she herself is back or not.”
- Will Taylor (Autumn Reeser) become a love interest for Ryan (Ben McKenzie)? Josh said, “Taylor will play a big part of the show this year. Before she can become a love interest for Ryan, first they have to become friends. But she is the ideal person to help pull Ryan out of the darkness and towards the light. She’s just sort this force of nature. She brings out a really different side of Ryan, so their scenes together are a lot of fun and the actors have a lot of fun doing them.”
- Josh Schwartz is working on a number of pilots right now for NBC and The CW. He’s also working on a movie with Paramount.
- Rachel Bilson has already started filming Jumper and The O.C. concurrently.
Rachel and Josh seem to both have a lot going on professionally, so it would seem that this fourth season will probably be The O.C.‘s last. And I agree with Mr. Ausiello that the opening sequence of the fourth episode really is fantastic with Summer working through the five stages of grief. And Taylor? Gah! Her storyline makes me love her even more! (Hint: Love affair with France)
After the jump are a few candids of Rachel Bilson shopping in a leather jacket earlier this week on Bloor Street. Enjoy!