You can take the girl out of “The O.C.,” but you can’t take “The O.C.” out of the girl.
Rachel Bilson, 30, is on a new series called “Hart of Dixie” and has a new film called “Life Happens.” But fans still know her as Summer Roberts from a 2003-07 Fox TV hit about kids dealing with sand, surf, and situations in La La Land.
“I still get asked about the show,” says Bilson. “Or I’ll get an ‘O.C.’ shout-out in an airport.”
In “Life Happens” (opening Friday), lifelong girlfriends deal with changes when one gets pregnant during a one-night stand.
“This film says that you can’t do it alone. You need your girlfriends,” she says. “I’ve had the same girlfriends since I was 13,” she says. “We’re still so close. I don’t know what I’d do without them. They’re my family, too.”
Bilson is also a fashion columnist for InStyle magazine. Her spring advice? “Get out of all the black, but black is always a good go-to. It’s spring, so mix a little color in. Neon and vibrant colors are everywhere.”
Any fashion faux pas she sees on the streets? “I try not to pay attention the bad stuff,” Bilson insists. “To each his own, I say.”