Adam Brody says he’s ‘not proud’ of his behavior on the set of The O.C.

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Welcome to the scandalous behind-the-scenes drama of The O.C.! In a jaw-dropping oral history from Rolling Stone‘s chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall (via TooFab), Adam Brody, our beloved Seth Cohen, spills the beans on his less-than-professional behavior during the later seasons of the show. Hold on tight, because things are about to get wild!

Creator Josh Schwartz revealed that by the time Season 3 rolled around, the cast and crew were burnt out. Who can blame them after churning out so many episodes in record time? It seems like the once-happy set turned into a pressure cooker of discontent. And Schwartz himself admits, “I was over it at that point. It had been a great ride, but it had been a volatile ride.”

But it wasn't just Schwartz who was feeling the strain. Melinda Clarke, who played Julie Cooper, spilled the tea, revealing that the scripts were universally disliked, especially by the younger cast members. Adam Brody and Ben McKenzie, playing grown men stuck in high school, couldn't help but feel a bit disillusioned. Can you blame them?

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Now, here's where it gets juicy. Brody doesn't hold back when it comes to his true feelings about those later episodes. While he claims to have been polite to everyone, his disdain for the material was hard to miss. “I didn't mask that at all,” he confesses. “I'm sure I openly mocked it a bit. So I'm not proud of that.”

The truth is out, folks! Brody's engagement with the show took a nosedive as the quality declined. Can we blame him? If the later seasons had matched the brilliance of Season 1, things might have been different. But alas, it was not meant to be.

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Schwartz even noticed a change in Brody's acting as his interest waned. Lazy on set? Ouch! It seems like the show's decline had an impact on everyone involved.

So there you have it, the untold secrets of The O.C. set. Drama, burnout, and unprofessionalism galore! It's a rollercoaster ride that makes us appreciate the highs and lows of our favorite TV series. Let's raise our juice boxes and toast to the wild world behind the glamour of Newport Beach!

Disclaimer: No Chrismukkah celebrations were harmed in the making of this blog post.

Welcome to the O.C.: The Oral History is now available for purchase.



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