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Hilarie Burton Recalls the 'Inappropriate' 'One Tree Hill' Love Scene That Left Her Crying in Her Trailer

Hilarie Burton Recalls the 'Inappropriate' 'One Tree Hill' Love Scene That Left Her Crying in Her Trailer

Hilarie Burton is looking back at one difficult moment she had on the set of One Tree Hill.

The actress starred as Peyton Sawyer on the show for six seasons from 2003 to 2009.

In an episode of her Drama Queens podcast, she revealed that there was one makeout scene between her charater and Chad Michael Murray‘s character Lucas Scott that was particularly difficult for her to film.

Click inside to find out what happened…

Hilarie explained that she was instructed to undress Chad while they kissed in his father’s bedroom during a party.

Chad was cool to leave a white tank top on underneath his button-up shirt so I wasn’t just kissing his bare body because that’s weird,” she said. “We’d all known each other for a couple of months [or] a couple weeks? I was so whacked out about it. They wanted me kissing all the way down his body, down to his belt. I don’t know that you see it, but I had to undo his belt.”

She recalled that she told the episode’s director that she only felt comfortable doing two or three takes and said it was too “inappropriate” to do more.

She then had a conversation about the scene with her manager.

“I was, like, crying in my trailer. I’m like, ‘I don’t want to do this. It feels dirty. It feels like they’re trying to sex everything up,’” she said.

“I felt like a prostitute. It was the first moment that I was, like, ‘I’m kissing someone for money. I’m getting paid to do this, like, performative [thing]’. There’s a morality thing where you’re like, ‘Am I a sex worker in a way? Is this OnlyFans in 2003?’”

The support she felt from her fellow co-stars and crew members helped her push through the discomfort.

“All the women in the trailer got together and they’re like, ‘You may feel like you’re in this all by yourself, but we are here. We are standing right behind the monitor. Cheers to you being a badass, kiddo,’” she said. “We all did this shot together. It was such a moment of sisterhood that really solidified my friendships behind the camera, because I knew that we were going to continue to do stuff that felt weird.”

In a recent interview, Hilarie addressed Pete Wentz‘s inappropriate storyline on One Tree Hill.

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