The best years are behind me.
I`d started working when I was 21 and had been very determined about my career, very focused, even as a little kid, so it was something I had been working at for a long time.
It`s my experience that the fluidity of sexuality with younger people is more accepted.
Year Two is a critical year for any television show.
Like they said about The West Wing, you can`t do a show about Washington until you can.
I am the kind of person that takes everything as is and then look at it from the outside looking in.
The characters are that vague TV high school age, but they`ll be in high school as long as we need them to be.
You have to act like a responsible professional in the industry regardless of your age.
I think you`re only as good as the work that you do.
We don`t hold anything back. We go for broke, and if we have a good idea for a story line, we just use it because you never know and because the dynamics of the show are going to change.
It is my goal to learn as much about the people I`m surrounded by. I am slowly widening who I am close with, and at the same time, growing further away from others.
It`s really hard in this day and age, with radio and MTV being so consolidated, to get new music out there. I think we`ve become a really legitimate, viable avenue for getting new music out there.
There is always drama and there will always be drama, but its the way its presented in my head that makes it so interesting. Everyone gets their time in the middle of the drama.
I think, aside from being extremely attractive, the cast is really talented and can do humor and drama. I think the tone of the show surprised people.
I want every character be an outsider in some way.
I had to pull back on a lot of the partying that takes place on the show because the network has asked us to work with them on that.
I think our show is very different from Orange County.
As The O.C. started up again, I started to feel myself potentially getting pulled away.
We just happened to come along at time where there hadn`t been a new young adult drama that also could appeal to adults as well in quite some time. We sort of found a little bit of a niche.
Last year, at the beginning of the year, we couldn`t get arrested, so I`ll take this. Feast versus famine.
Ten-year plan? No, three-year plan! I`m in a hurry.
You gotta strike while the iron`s hot.
The girls in high school who watched 90210? I was watching Seinfeld.
The trap is that you then just start doing stuff about Hollywood, which I don`t really want to do.
The support that we have from the network in terms of watching us at an unusual time in the year and playing our episodes three times in a given week until we built an audience... is exceptional.
I like to spread the gospel of The O.C.
Certainly there`s got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening.
There`s got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening.
If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone.
Certainly the experiences of Seth and his relationship to his parents and his point of view of the world are very similar to my own and very much based on my experiences at the University of Southern California.
We don`t have any plans for any big stunt casting at this point. We do have four new characters who are coming on to the show, and they`re all great.
The press always ends up being much nicer than I expect. A lot of times they say something snarky about you, but then you meet them in person and they couldn`t be nicer.