This strange but compelling story focuses largely around Nathan and Lucas Scott, who share the same father but have different mothers. The series focuses on the dynamics of the two half-brothers and how their lives are shaped by different situations, circumstances, and their interactions with the women they love. In short it’s a soap opera designed for teenagers that shows as many plot twists and turns as a regular daytime drama might showcase. The brothers eventually come to respect one another despite their bitter rivalry and continually move through one situation after another as they continue to grow and develop throughout the show. If there were issues on this show it’s not too much of a surprise since to be quite honest anything involving this much drama is bound cause a few issues off camera.
Here’s a few things about the show you might not have known.
10. Chad Michael Murray really wanted to play the part of Lucas.
The director want him to play Nathan since he’d had experience being the bad guy but Murray wanted to play Lucas since he had an idea of what it was like to be abandoned.
9. Three of the actors got to direct a single episode apiece.
It could have been a learning experience that they wanted in order to move their careers ahead in the future.
8. James Lafferty was the only actor who was still a teenager.
He turned 20 by the end of the second season, but it’s pretty common practice to use actors that are in their 20’s to play teenagers.
7. Moira Kelly was pregnant in the first season so her character was sent to chef school in Italy.
The pregnancy would no doubt have been hard to explain in the plot of the show so she was kept out until after giving birth.
6. The high school gym is the same gym that Michael Jordan played at.
It’s interesting how often this kind of thing happens. Different places are used for a number of different reasons.
5. Hilarie Burton got the role of Peyton due to her painful past.
The director said that she had a kind of wounded look in her eyes that fit in with the character. This could have been a good thing or something a little more disturbing.
4. There is actually a day called One Tree Hill day.
Honestly I don’t know what to say about this other than it’s kind of odd since the show was popular but not monumentally life-changing.
3. Sophia Bush read for the part of Brooke three different times.
One time she was told she was too sexy, then another time not sexy enough, and the third time she got the part.
2. It was originally going to be a TV movie.
Eventually someone figured out that there was enough material to make a series out of it and ran with the idea.
1. Normal days on the set started at 6:30 am.
That seems kind of early in some regards but for those that enjoy a regular working day it’s actually kind of a late start.
A lot of people liked this show while it lasted.
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