The O.C. was not as drama-filled behind-the-scenes as some might say, co-stars Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke claim. The pair are reacting to comments Mischa Barton made about toxicity and bullying on the set of the Fox teen hit.
“The one thing going into this podcast — and Rachel and I discussed this — I can tell you about my experience with total honestly and transparency, I cannot speak for somebody else’s experience,” Clarke, who played Barton’s mother, Julie Cooper, began on the Tuesday, June 1, episode of the “Welcome to the OC, B**hes” podcast. “We have touched on this, that someone who’s 16, 17, 18, that amount of hours of work, pressure, at such a young age, at best you’re exhausted and at worst, it’s overwhelming and chaotic.”
The Vampire Diaries alum acknowledged that “know there was a lot of pressure” on Barton, now 35, it “breaks my heart a little” to hear her accusations.