Friday, March 31, 2017

The O.C. Rare Photos: Season 3 Photo Shoot Video + Photos!


Here we have a very rare season 3 promotional photo shoot video! This rare video gives you a peek of what it was like for the actors during their off-screen time for The O.C..This video was a very hard to find so appreciate it in all of its glory! Actors in the photo shoot are as follows: Benjamin Mckenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, Peter Gallagher and Kelly Rowan. The photos in this shoot were used to promote the show through various mediums. 
Below are the photos from the video above. Enjoy!

Benjamin Mckenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, Peter Gallagher and Kelly Rowan pose for promotional promo photo season 3 the o.c.

Benjamin Mckenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, pose for promotional promo photo season 3 the o.c.

Benjamin Mckenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, pose for promotional promo photo season 3 the o.c.

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adam brody penguin shirt season 3 the o.c. promo promotional photo shoot

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kelly rowan the o.c. season 3 promotional promo photo photos

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kelly rowan the o.c. season 3 promotional promo photo photos

Melinda Clarke season 3 promo promotional photo photos

Melinda Clarke season 3 promo promotional photo photos

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peter gallagher blue sweatshirt promo promotional photo photos season 3 the o.c.

adam brody, mischa barton, rachel bilson, benjamin mckenzie pose for season 3 promotional photos

melinda clarke, peter gallagher, kelly rowan, benjamin mckenzie, mischa barton, rachel bilson and adam brody pose for season 3 the o.c. promotional photo photos

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Obscure O.C. Trivia: The Cohens and The Roberts house addresses revealed!


Yes its true, in Season 4 Episode 7 "The Chrismukkah Huh?" Ryan receives a late letter from Marissa sent before her untimely passing. The scene is quick but if you pause at the right time, both Marissa and Ryan's addresses are revealed. This knowledge is bound to push you ahead of any so called fan of The O.C..



Our team of experts digitized and enhanced the above image above revealing the actual address where the Cohens lived! Not only that but it also reveals Summer's house address when Marissa was living with Summer and her dad Neil!

The addresses read:

Ryan Atwood
6203 Bluffside Terrace
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Marissa Cooper
4944 Pelican Grove Circle 
Newport Beach, CA 92660


Sadly in reality there is no 6203 Bluffside Terrace or 4944 Pelican Grove Circle. These addresses were completely made up. Most likely to give the real home owners the privacy they need. Interestingly enough though the Cohen house number is only 2 off of the real thing!


The actual Cohen address of the house we see the front of briefly in nearly every O.C. episode is:

6205 Ocean Breeze Drive, Malibu, CA.
Located in a private gated community
Still for sale as of  March 2017, buy price is $6,795,000



The above house was used strictly in the first few episodes of The O.C. and mainly for external front shots after that. These shots included different cars pulling in and out of the driveway as well as multiple weather conditions, all filmed at once and reused over and over. They did use the front of the house once more in the last episode when Ryan says goodbye. The actual interiors of this house are completely different than in the show. The interiors of the Cohen house we see in the series were built entirely on sound stages 27 and 28 at Manhattan Beach Studios. The interiors and pool area were inspired by a house on the same cul de sac in the Malibu community. More about that here!

Fun fact: Dianne Burnett ex wife of Mark Burnett (creator of Survivor, SharkTank - divorced in 2003) lived in "The Cohen House" till it recently went up for sale. 


The Actual Roberts address is:

28685 Wagon Road  Agoura Hills, CA 
Located within a gated community called Paramount Ranch Estates
Current market estimate in 2017 is $7 million

The external shots of Summers house was filmed at this location as well as the backyard pool shots. Most of everything else was filmed in stages 27 and 28 at Manhattan Beach Studios (same place where the Cohen house set was).

Fun fact: This house is over 12,000 square feet in size, the home is fully solar powered as well as solar heated for the pool. Also features 2500 square foot gym, driving range (3 par hole) with sand traps, putting & chipping greens, a  lighted tennis court, ball machine, horseshoe pit, solar heated pool and spa, water fountains, dry river bed, organic vegetable garden, fruit trees, room for meditation pavilion overlooking Ladyface Mountain, and a three acre meadow for horses/animals plus room for barns. Holy cow, what a house!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mixed Emotions: Ryan looks a little too happy in Tijuana?



Mixed emotions: When an O.C. character has an inappropriate or out of character reaction to a certain moment or situation.



There is a strong mixed emotion going on in the Tijuana episode aka Season 1 Episode 7 "The Escape". If you look closely at the moment when Marissa catches her boyfriend Luke Ward dancing with her best friend Holly Fisher, you will see that Marissa's reaction is spot on and normal to what's happening. On the other end of the spectrum Ryan's reaction is on a whole other island, he's delighted, I mean look at that smirk! He's a couple jokes away from barfing up his tequila! Which begs the question, is Ryan Atwood much more sadistic than we all thought at this point in the show? One theory could be he thinks seeing Luke and Holly is utterly hilarious because he knows Marissa will break up with Luke and then he can swoop in, perhaps he finds this thought exciting. But to laugh/smirk when Marissa is already going through a tough time, parents getting a divorce, her sisters pony has alopecia and Luke is a cheating douche (among other things) all the while Ryan Atwood stares back at the travesty as if he is witnessing a comedy show. Then in a split personality moemnt Ryan goes from all smiles to punching Luke out of extreme anger!

"You don't deserve her!" - Ryan Atwood


Above is a bonus clip of the whole Tijuana scene with beer goggles slow motion effect added. The slow motion effect literally makes you feel like you are in a dirty, sweaty Mexican club with a humongous buzz! You will also notice how sexual this scene is especially when one of the female patrons gets beer spilled all over her shirt (wet-t-shirt contest material). 


Lastly there is something just so very epic about seeing Luke dancing drunk in slow-motion! He's making his O-face for sure!

Best line of the scene:



"I love authentic Mexican culture" - Seth Cohen


Friday, March 17, 2017

Rare Glimpses: Seth Cohens Bathroom!?

Seth Cohens the o.c. bathroom rare photo

Let's face it The O.C. features very few scenes of bathrooms so this is kind of a big deal! Here we have a very rare angle of Seth Cohens room. For the longest time we never knew what was on the other side of Seth's wall, we've got to see the closet in a handful of episodes but this angle above is one of kind. By golly it's Seth Cohen's bathroom, where all the magic happens (or doesn't)! Inside his bathroom we can see a picture of a mountain hanging on the wall and a towel rack complete with a plush white towel (we're sure the thread-count is at least 1000). This begs the question however, did the set designers even bother putting a toilet and shower in there since it's never seen? We will never know, at least not yet! So there you have it, a rare photo of Seths bathroom - take it all in folks! Wondering what Ryan's pool house bathroom looks like? Check it out here!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Cars of The O.C.: Ryan Atwood's 1980-1987 Toyota Land Cruiser!


In this edition of The Cars of The O.C. we present to you Ryan's dessert beige 1980-1987 Model 60 Toyota Land Cruiser! This Toyota Land Cruiser was given to Ryan by his mother Dawn Atwood upon Ryan's high-school graduation. It's no Land Rover but it surely an awesome gift! Dawns new boyfriend even helped her fix it up, And look a red ribbon, Dawn clearly went all out with this gift!


Gee thanks mom for getting me a car with over 230 thousand miles on it..
Chances are even if Ryan and Marissa didn't crash that baby was on its way out!


The interesting thing about Ryan's Land Cruiser is that Ryan really only got to enjoy it for about a day before it was brutally thrown off the road by Volchok and totaled! How sad, its almost as if everything Dawn touches turns to crap.


Side view


Look, Ryan is driving around with a New Mexico license plate 594k28..Interesting..


During the crash scene Ryan's Land Cruiser gets completely engulfed in flames


Then here in this very rare photo, we see whats left of Ryan's Toyota Land Cruiser at The O.C. back-lot. As you can see not much flame damage at all, mainly structural. Which means there probably was more than one vehicle involved during filming, one to wreck and one to set on fire. With the fire car being a pretend look-a-like Land Cruiser (possibly).


Specs: 

What body style?
off-road vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
4750 mm
How heavy?
1900 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3995 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
294 Nm / 217 ft.lb / 30 kgm @ 2200 rpm
How fast?
155 km/h, 96 mph (no wonder they couldn't outrun Volchok's van)

Friday, March 10, 2017

The O.C. in the News: Rachel Bilson Becoming Series Regular on CMT's Nashville! Yeehaw!


Welcome to Nashville Bitch! Yeehaw our beloved Summer Roberts aka Rachel Bilson is coming out of her temporary retirement from the spotlight to spice things up as a series regular on CMT's Nashville TV show!


Details haven't been released on which character Rachel will be playing or if she will be doing any singing but something very special is about to happen regardless, a mini O.C. reunion between Summer Roberts and Luke Ward! Chris Carmack (a series regular) plays a country singer trying to survive the country music industry after coming out of the closet. So without a doubt Rachel and Chris's path's are bound to cross and we find that uber exciting!

Rachel Bilson posted on her Instagram "Music City, here I come"

In a news brief today CMT said "We welcome Rachel and Kaitlin into our incredibly talented ensemble,". We fondly anticipate the second half of the season filled with surprising twists and turns that make Nashville so beloved by the fans."



Follow Rachel Bilson on Instagram here and tune into the show Thursday nights on CMT!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The O.C. Interviews: Cam Gigandet AKA Kevin Volchok O.C. Interview!


Cam gigandet Kevin Volchok The O.C. interview


Cam Gigandet is an amazing actor. He's recently played in The Magnificent Seven but he's been in all sorts of TV shows and movies since he first played on The O.C..Feel free to follow him on twitter @camgigandet and say hey!  

Below is a vintage interview from the now defunct O.C. site Editorial Newport. So good it needed to be re-posted! Enjoy!

Cam gigandet Kevin Volchok The O.C. interview


Who?: Cam Gigandet interview from Editorial Newport
Who!?: He played O.C. bad-boy Kevin Volchok in 15 episodes ranging from season 3-4.

1. How did you get started in acting? Was it something you always wanted to do, or was it a fluke thing?
Just got into an acting class at Santa Monica Community college and instantly fell in love with it... it was my first time ever acting. I always had it in the back of my mind, but was too afraid to take the leap.

2. What enticed you about the role of Volchok?
It was work... gotta work... Yes, it was just another audition, but it was only for two episodes, then they just brought me back for the rest.

3. Had you ever watched the show before you signed on?
Nope.... but I love it now. Of course.

Cam gigandet Kevin Volchok The O.C. interview

4. How long were you originally signed on for?
2 episodes

5. What'd the writers say to you to make you come back later in the season?
"Will you come back later in the season?''

6. What was the experience like? Did you get along with the cast, writers, crew? Did you enjoy your time? (Especially Mischa).
Hectic and exciting at the same time, with a hint of nervousness. I loved everyone, they treated me with the utmost respect...

7. Some people can't separate reality from fiction. Have you heard any threats or anything from Marissa fans?
Uhm, no...

8. What was your favorite episode to film and Why?
My first episode. I was on cloud nine for the entire week of shooting...

9. What can you tell us about your involvement in season four?
''What season four?" hehehe.

10. What do you have coming up this year, after the show? Any movie roles?
Nothing as of yet, we'll see what happens.

Cam gigandet Kevin Volchok The O.C. interview


11. What type of person were you in school as a youngster?
Cool, geeky - bit of both? I had my close group of friends and that was about it...

12. Do you have a girlfriend?
Yes.

13. What do you look for in a girl?
I look for a girl that is exactly like my girlfriend...

14. If you could send a message to all Cam/Volchok fans out there, what would it be?
Thank you.

Cam gigandet Kevin Volchok The O.C. interview


15. What are your favorite bands/singers?
Snow Patrol and Ray LaMontagne.

16. If you could take three items on a deserted item with you what would they be?
I would trade those three items for my girlfriend...

17. If you could be preseident for a day, what would you change about the world?
Oh, no. That is too much power...

Cam gigandet Kevin Volchok The O.C. interview


18. What age were you when you got your tattoos? What do they symbolize?
16 and 23. The arm one is actually being removed... Not fun. The one on the side means "good luck on your journey" which was my parents idea.

19. Favourite OC girl and why?
LOADED QUESTION... plead the 5th.

20. Rate Mischa's kissing skills on a scale of 1 to 10.
10 of course.

21. Which OC Character(s) would you descirbe yourself more as? And Why?
Not really anyone, or a mix of everyone...

22. Any funny things happen on set, if so, what were they?
In the scene when I come ask Ryan for help after I stole the car. We are next to his SUV and I turn and run, well I accidentally turn and ran directly into the side mirror... you kind of had to be there to think it was funny.... Thanks.

Interview conducted: September 23rd, 2006.
Originally published on: April 13th, 2007.