Like their characters, Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts, Rachel Bilson, and Adam Brody were in love on the set of The O.C.
They were together from 2003 – the year the series debuted in the United States – to 2006. Now the 39-year-old actress has explained why she’s grateful she had that relationship with the co-star.
“For what the show was and how young we were all, going through that experience with someone who was going through the same thing and having that kind of support was really great – she told Nylon – I’m really grateful I had it.”
“It was definitely a unique experience and I don’t think anyone else can really tell if it wasn’t inside. So, for this reason, it was super helpful and supportive, and I feel total gratitude for the whole experience”, he added.
Rachel Bilson also spoke about a possible reboot of The O.C., declaring herself willing to return as Summer Roberts: ” I always say that for everything Josh and Stephanie [Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, creators of The O.C.] want to do, I’m in. But it’s hard to figure out what to do with the characters and where they would be now. I’d say if they wanted to, I’d be there. But I don’t know what the plot might look like.”
Meanwhile, he keeps in touch with another actor in the series. This is Ben McKenzie who played Ryan Atwood: “I recently messaged with Ben, who is so cute and has just welcomed another son into the world” he revealed.
Ben McKenzie and their wife Morena Baccarin became his parents last March: they had a baby they named Arthur. Their first child together, Frances, was born in 2016.
Rachel Bilson is also a mom: she had Briar Rose in 2014 with ex Hayden Christensen.
Adam Brody married another star of the TV series: Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester. They have two kids.