Tate Donovan On Directing the Young Actors of ‘The O.C.’: “They were very difficult”


Tate-DonovanYou would think that the 10th anniversary of The O.C. being on the air would spark fond memories from the cast of the TV show.  Instead, Tate Donovan is coming forward harshly criticizing his young costars.

“By the time I started to direct, the kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude.  They just didn’t want to be doing the show anymore.  It was pretty tough; they were very tough to work with,” he recalled in an interview with Vulture

“The adults were all fantastic, total pros.  But you know how it is with young actors—and I know because I was one of them once.  When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else.  I mean, one of them turned to me and said, ‘This show is ruining my film career,’ and he had never done a film before.  You just can’t help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to straight up, up, up.  So they were very difficult.”

Are those fighting words?  Countdown to other O.C. actor’s rebuttal statements starting…now.

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