Chino? Ew! Rachel Bilson hasn’t stepped into Summer Roberts’ shoes in nine years — but she has an idea as to where the popular high school student turned activist would be today.
“Where did we leave off? She married Seth, she went to Brown [University],” Bilson, 35, recalled to Us Weekly about her perky The O.C. character on Monday, November 28. “She probably opened some business and is really successful at it. I don’t know what it is, but it’s something with kids.”
The popular Fox teen drama ran from 2003 to 2007, and also starred Mischa Barton (Marissa Cooper), Ben McKenzie (Ryan Atwood) and Adam Brody (Seth Cohen). Bilson played Marissa’s BFF (RIP), who was also Seth’s dream girl. After years of “will they, won’t they,” the fan favorites finally got together and even tied the knot in the series finale. (Bilson and Brody also dated in real life, from 2003 to 2006.)
“It’s such an awesome time to think back on,” Bilson, who shares daughter Briar Rose, 2, with Hayden Christensen, told Us of the hit show. “And it was such an amazing experience.”
The Hart of Dixie alum likes to think that her style has changed “tremendously” since the Princess Sparkle days. “Summer wore a lot of bikinis and really short things and I’d like to say that it’s evolved a lot. It’s kind of grown with age,” she explained. “Not to say that I don’t still have the old Levi denim skirts that I had then. I might bust them out from time to time, but I like to say that I’ve incorporated some more mature, age-appropriate pieces now.”
After beloved shows such as Gilmore Girls and Full House were brought back by Netflix, should fans hold out hope for a possible O.C revival? “It’d be fun to see everybody again. I can say that!” Bilson teased.
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