As the fans of The O.C. know all too well, FOX cancelled the drama early last month after four seasons. Many people were upset and campaigned for the CW network to pick up the series for a fifth season. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen so there are just a few episodes left before we say goodbye to the families and friends from Southern California.
The cast and crew of The O.C. wrapped their final episode on Friday and it sounds like creator Josh Schwartz has a lot of interesting and satisfying plot twists in store. Before the cast departed for the last time, they shared their favorite memories and their feelings about the show’s demise.
Rachel Bilson (Summer Roberts): “Favorite moment or scene: I like the episode last year where at prom I got really drunk and fell off the stage and it was my first time doing a stunt, so I like to brag and tell people that I can do stunts. Oh, the Spiderman kiss of course. The Spiderman kiss was so cool.”
Peter Gallagher (Sandy Cohen): “It’s sad, because I saw great things for this show. But it’s exciting because I am looking forward to doing something else. I’ll miss this crew and this cast but it’s also the longest job I’ve ever had in my life. I guess my favorite moment was the day I read the pilot script. That was very exciting. And I certainly loved singing in the second season.”
Autumn Reeser (Taylor Townsend): “I think the show has definitely made me more confident as an actor because I have been acting for a long time but never every single day of my life. It teaches you to come to work when you are sick and to come to work when you are exhausted and to come to work even though you’ve only had two hours of sleep and still do the work… because you have to.”
Willa Holland (Kaitlin Cooper): “I definitely feel like I am losing my favorite show to watch and my favorite show to be on, so watching it end is really depressing and sad.”
Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan Atwood): “I just want to thank everyone for watching for four years. And supporting us. It’s meant a lot. It’ll be a shame to have to move on. But life goes on.”
Adam Brody (Seth Cohen): “Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed it. If you are upset, don’t worry, there are DVDs.”
Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper): “It’s a little bittersweet, a little sad, but I think we are all happy with the way it is ending. The audience will be very satisfied with the storyline. They won’t feel there is anything left to question.”
Addition: Disney just announced that all four seasons of The O.C. and One Tree Hill will be broadcast on their SOAPnet cable channel. Both will air Monday-Friday beginning April 9th.
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