Here are 15 things you might not have known about The O.C.
#1. The Cohens’ Pool Is Only Four Feet Deep
Many, many scenes throughout the course of the show were filmed in or near the Cohen family’s pool. After all, Ryan stayed in the pool house, so he and Seth were always hanging around near there. And second, the show was set in sunny California, so you know they were frequently cooling down in those refreshing depths. On the show, it seemed like a standard pool that Ryan and Seth could fully submerge themselves in, but in actuality, the pool on set was only four feet deep. That meant in order to make it look like it was a regular pool, anyone filming in the pool had to be on their knees, pretending it was deeper than it actually was. Any scenes involving diving into the pool were probably pretty nerve wracking! Although, there’s a silver lining– it was probably easier to be on their knees for long scenes than to be forced to tread water in a deep pool for hours on end.
#2. The Producers Hated Adam Brody
The O.C. just wouldn’t be the same without Adam Brody. The geeky outcast is a character that has been done on several shows, and done fairly well, but Adam Brody just brought something special to the role that made everyone watching fall head over heels in love with Seth Cohen. However, the producers didn’t particularly love him– in fact, at first, they absolutely hated him. You see, Brody was still a young actor, and was actually auditioning for several pilots at the time he auditioned for The O.C. He was running around, trying to learn all he needed to know, and just ran out of time for preparation– so he came to his audition for The O.C. totally unprepared, and decided to wing it. It didn’t go very well, and Schwartz even told the producers that he never wanted to see Brody again. However, after a month with no Seth in sight, they decided to bring back Brody– and we’re pretty sure they’re glad they made that call.