Rachel Bilson apologizes to ‘The O.C.’ co-star, director Tate Donovan for performing like ‘little a–hole’ on set

Rachel Bilson apologizes to 'The O.C.' co-star, director Tate Donovan for acting like 'little a--hole' on set

2021-05-26 20:22:21

Rachel Bilson is feeling regretful about her habits on “The O.C.” set.

The 39-year-old actress is finest recognized for her function as Summer season Roberts on the collection. She welcomed her former co-star and director Tate Donovan on the “Welcome to the O.C. B—hes” podcast on Tuesday with co-host Melinda Clarke. 

In a candid chat about working collectively, Bilson recalled Donovan’s earlier confession that the younger stars of the present did not precisely have the perfect attitudes on set.

“You went on to direct us on ‘The O.C.,’ and I do know a few of us children had been little a–holes,” Bilson recalled to Donovan, who left his recurring function after Season 3 (by way of Leisure Tonight). 

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The ‘O.C.’ solid and crew on the twenty first Annual William S.Paley Tv Competition at Administrators Guild of America in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Bilson took the chance to apologize on to Donovan, whom she applauded for being a “fantastic director and wonderful human.”

“I hope I wasn’t as dangerous because it’s come off. I hope I wasn’t — as a result of I actually, you recognize, you get influenced, I’d say, by your environment,” the actress added. “So if I ever added to any of the a**hole-ness, I wish to apologize on report.”

Fortuitously for Bilson, Donovan mentioned she was a “complete sweetheart” on the present. He then shared a humorous reminiscence he has of serving to Bilson put together for a scene.

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“You had been in Seth’s home, and also you had been coming down into the pool [house] to speak to Ryan or one thing like that. And you probably did the scene. And it was nice,” Donovan mentioned. “I simply wished to place one thing in your thoughts. And I mentioned, ‘Simply so you recognize … you have simply come from Seth’s room and you’ve got had an enormous argument in that factor and also you’re, like, breaking apart. And so, I wish to see that argument in you, like, you recognize that proper?'” 

“I didn’t wish to, like, insult you by reminding you that,” the director continued. “I am like, ‘I am certain you learn the script, however you recognize, you simply got here from an argument.’ And also you go, ‘Tate, I do not learn scripts, I smoke pot.'” 

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Bilson laughed it off, calling her personal clueless perspective again then “hilarious.”

Tate Donovan starred as a recurring cast member on ‘The OC’ before going on to direct the series.

Tate Donovan starred as a recurring solid member on ‘The OC’ earlier than happening to direct the collection.
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Bilson and Donovan’s chat comes simply days after Mischa Barton, one other star of the collection, obtained candid about her departure from the present. The 35-year-old revealed to E! Information that “bullying” behind the scenes in the end led her to depart the present in 2006 regardless of being certainly one of its primary stars.

“There have been individuals on that set that had been very imply to me,” Barton defined. “It wasn’t, like, probably the most ultimate setting for a younger, delicate woman who’s additionally been thrust into stardom to should put up with.”

In response to Barton, issues grew to become harder throughout Season 2 when the hours obtained longer and producers allegedly began “night out everyone’s pay” after selling Bilson.

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“And form of basic bullying from a number of the males on set that sort of felt actually s—,” she added.

“However, you recognize, I additionally cherished the present and needed to construct up my very own partitions and methods of getting round coping with that and the celebrity that was thrust particularly at me,” Barton continued. “Simply coping with like the quantity of invasion I used to be having in my private life, I simply felt very unprotected, I suppose is one of the best ways to place it.”

Fox Information’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

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