Cam Gigandet: ‘The O.C.’ cast was full of jerks
Outside of minesweeping in Afghanistan, being a guest star on a teen drama in its third or fourth season has to be one of the worst jobs there is. By that point, the cast always seems to hate each other and the show and the fact that they’re not movie stars yet (the things I’ve heard about the latter days of “Gossip Girl” would curl your hair), and outsiders are bound to get caught in the crossfire.
That’s what Cam Gigandet claims happened to him when he guest starred on “The O.C.” “Ben McKenzie was kind of mean to me. I hadn’t done anything at that point and he was a little bit of an ass,” he told Elle. “But I love him. I think he’s a great actor and I love Southland.”
Apparently, McKenzie wasn’t the only one making trouble. “I learned a lot. But the things that I remember now—none of them are good. It was only the third or fourth season. Those kids were fucking miserable. They were just—they would not remember their lines on purpose. They were young,” Gigandet says.
The only one who escapes Gigandet’s scolding is, surprisingly, Mischa Barton – Gigandet doesn’t remember her being there at all. Maybe this is all a big misunderstanding and Cam means someone named Ben was mean to him in the actual O.C.