And it's little wonder that the line between the 25-year-old actress and her character has blurred — they have a lot in common. In The Last Kiss, you pursue Zach's character hard.
But that was a big risk at the time.” And you know that’s something that I’m now well-versed in—in television you give yourself a pat on the back for about two seconds and then you’re immediately looking to the future.
(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Torch)Actors (L-R) Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson attend a cocktail party in honor of designer Kris Van Assche and hosted by GQ & Dior Homme at The Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse on September 8, 2009 in New York City. "They are completely, officially done." The couple previously split in 2010 for three months before reuniting, however they never reignited their engagement.
(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ Magazine) Bilson had moved to her other half's native Toronto, but has since returned to Los Angeles in the wake of their split. They first met in 2008 on the set of their action flick Jumper.
Summer shows were considered little more than schedule-filler.
Series creator Josh Schwartz was only 26—the youngest showrunner in network television at the time—and had never produced a TV show.