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Bilson shares her fans’ love of Summer, she recently told MTV News: “She’s just so carefree,” the actress shared. “She just does not give a you-know-what — you know what I’m saying? I really respect that. She seems cool. She seems like someone you’d want to hang out with.”
Now, 10 years later, do Bilson’s former castmates — such as the newly engaged Adam Brody, who played her fast-talking beau Seth Cohen, or her onscreen BFF Marissa, Mischa Barton — still want to hang out with Summer? Well, apparently not in official reunion sense. Bilson said that while she thinks it would be “cool to do something,” fans shouldn’t count on a reunion. (As you might remember, Bilson posted her own 10-year throwback recently.)
According to Bilson, there are some cast holdouts. “I get it to a certain extent, but it’s like, come on, it’s been 10 years, and it was such a big thing in all of our lives,” she said. “It would be cool to pay homage to it in some way.”
Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) finally buy a house, but soon realize neither of them make enough money to fix up the place. Brick (Tim Matheson) agrees to help Zoe out but only if she can get the townspeople to lose 500 pounds collectively for Health and Wellness Month.
Joel is struggling with his novel and decides to follow Wade (Wilson Bethel) around for research, but when Wade leaves Joel to alone to run the bar, Joel finds himself in some trouble. Meanwhile, AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black) struggles to mask her feelings by throwing a last-minute bachelorette party for a friend. Scott Porter and Cress Williams also stars.
Les Butler directed the episode written Sarah Kucserka and Veronica West. HART OF DIXIE airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.
“She’s still as crazy as ever,” she laughingly told MTV News of her character, Dr. Zoe Hart. “I want to smack her all the time.”
The series centers on Bilson’s character, who fled from her failed New York City dreams and became a general practitioner in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama. The travails of a city girl in a less-than-metropolitan setting center the series, as well as Zoe’s adventures in romance.
In its third year, Bilson says, “It’s been a nice season.”
“Zoe’s in a relationship, a real long-term relationship for the first time, and I think that’s been very nice,” she said.
Of course, Bilson is most widely known for an earlier foray into TV: popular teen soap “The O.C.,” which was also a product of “Hart” showrunner Josh Schwartz.
Her previous working relationship with Schwartz, however, doesn’t mean she gets special privileges or say in her character’s storylines.
“We don’t get the new scripts until maybe a day before we start,” Bilson said. “We have table reads, but that’s usually the first time we see what’s coming up, so by the time we’re like, ‘wait a minute, what’s — ‘ they’re like, ‘oh, it’s too late to change that, sorry.’”
She laughs off anything she’s asked to do in the service of the role, she said.
“I’ve gone full-in the whole time, so I’m kind of just ready for whatever. I’m like alright, what am I falling into now?”
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