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Therefore, in many ways, the decision to scrap that idea was most definitely for the better.

One of those was Kevin Volchok, a bad boy with no redeeming qualities whatsoever who just had to take up with the poor, reckless Marissa.

Sandy's connection with Seth and his quasi foster son Ryan is genuinely heartwarming, imbuing the over-the-top series with something grounded in warmth and love.

However, had the original plan for the dynamic been maintained, things could have gotten a whole lot more twisted for the Cohen-Atwood family.

Naturally, as a rival for Marissa's attention and affection, Volchok and Ryan sparred frequently on screen.

Still, he doesn't harbor any resentment toward him: But I love him. According to Tate Donovan, who played the perennially toxic and unstable Jimmy Cooper on the series, the kids found themselves gaining something else in addition to fame: As Donovan explained in a interview with Vulture, commemorating the show's tenth anniversary, "the kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude. But you know how it is with young actors — and I know because I was one of them once.

They were young." And he's not done breaking your heart yet: "Ben Mc Kenzie was kind of mean to me.In that same memorable ELLE interview quoted above, Barton threw some low-key but quietly spectacular shade at Bilson, who had begun the show as a guest star before being rapidly upgraded to a series regular."She's way more overtly sexual than I am," Barton said of Bilson. I think I'd be scared of having her voluptuousness. More recently, around the time of's young actors developed such bad attitudes was that they felt hemmed in by the show that had made them famous.In original concepts outlined for the series, Ryan was meant to be Sandy's illegitimate son.Given how beloved the relationship between Kirsten and Sandy was, however, it's hard to imagine the show ever having gone through with that idea.

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