Could There Be a Reboot of ‘The OC’? Star Rachel Bilson Weighs In

If you’re like us, then The OC was a formative part of your young adulthood. The outfits! The angst! The lifeguard towers! So, when we spoke with Rachel Bilson about her La Marca Prosecco partnership in honor of National Prosecco Day, we indulged our teenage selves and asked if she’d be open to a reboot of the classic CW show.

Her answer? “As long as Summer isn’t in bikinis,” she joked, referencing her character’s proclivity for sunbathing and wearing bikinis to parties.

On a more serious note, Bilson shared, “It was such a great show and a great group. I’m still super close with [series creators] Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. I would trust them with my life. So, anywhere they would go I would follow. Of course, I’d be open to it. It’s a very fond memory for me and something I’m super grateful for.”

Bilson went on to surmise what her character Summer’s life would look like in a modern setting. “I would imagine that she’s had kids. I would also think that she’s fighting for something. Perhaps a cause, or maybe she’s a lawyer. She’d definitely have her hand in the philanthropy world,” she mused, adding, “It’d be really interesting to see them as adults.” We definitely agree.

Speaking of balancing kids and a thriving career, Bilson told us she partnered with La Marca to encourage women to celebrate the small victories in life with a “celebreak.” Why? Well a study conducted by La Marca and Propeller Insights recently found that 86 percent of women say stress is a part of their daily life and 61 percent feel unappreciated. That calls for a little splash of bubbly, if we do say so ourselves.

Now, CW if you could just go ahead and reboot our beloved series, that’d be great. Kthanksbye.

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