My 7-Year-Old Daughter ‘Loves’ Watching ‘The O.C.’

California, right here she comes! The O.C. alum Ben McKenzie revealed that his 7-year-old daughter, Frances, is now hooked on the teenager drama.

The Junebug actor, 44, shared the event to former costars Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the course of the Tuesday, Could 9, episode of their “Welcome to the O.C., Bitches” rewatch podcast.

“I haven’t been working within the final couple years as a result of I’ve been doing this silly ebook factor, and they also [the kids] suppose that their mother is cool as a result of she’s in films, however they’re not conscious of my work,” McKenzie defined to fellow visitor Josh Schwartz, who created The O.C.

He continued: “So, I let Frances watch The O.C. at 7 years previous … unhealthy concept, unhealthy concept. She in fact loves it. Like, completely loves it. I needed to lower it off after two episodes as a result of I used to be like, ‘Oh, my God, I forgot in regards to the smoking.’ I remembered the ingesting. And there’s cocaine.”

The Texas native — whose debut ebook, Straightforward Cash, will likely be launched in July — wed actress Morena Baccarin in June 2017 after two years of relationship. Along with Frances, the pair share son Arthur, 2. McKenzie can be the stepfather of Baccarin’s son Julius, 9, whom she shares with ex-husband Austin Chick.

Though the Southland alum described letting his daughter watch the sequence that gave him his breakout function as “horrible parenting,” he famous that Frances “actually needs to proceed watching” the present. “It’s cute and actually bizarre to look at it together with your daughter,” he stated.

Along with admitting that he’s sharing The O.C. with the subsequent technology, McKenzie humored his costars’ musings about unexplored romantic connections on the present.

“Let me inform you, all I’ve executed this complete time is simply pitched a Summer season [and] Ryan love story line,” stated Bilson, 41, referring to her and McKenzie’s characters.

The Gotham star replied, “Dude, why didn’t we ever do this?” Schwartz, 46, objected to the concept, noting that Adam Brody’s character, Seth Cohen, was Ryan’s greatest pal and Summer season’s love curiosity.

“Look how shortly he’s keen to simply throw Seth beneath the bus,” the tv producer quipped.

Clarke, 54 — who performed Julie Cooper on the Fox sequence — added that she and Bilson had realized upon rewatching the present that “Seth is type of annoying, truly.”

She continued: “He’s tremendous self-centered after which swiftly, we’re like, ‘Ooh, Ben’s acquired nice hair right here. Ooh … did you see his muscle groups on this?’”

After McKenzie admitted it might’ve been “type of cool” if his and Clarke’s characters had gotten collectively in some unspecified time in the future — although Julie was his girlfriend Marissa’s (performed by Mischa Barton) mother — Schwartz chimed in once more.

“I like how Ben simply has no ethical compunctions about getting with any of the feminine characters,” he stated. The 88 Minutes actor playfully shot again, “Now that I’m married, I can solely reside by my work.”

Baccarin beforehand make clear her romance with McKenzie throughout an unique interview with Us Weekly in March 2019. “It’s been actually fantastic to be with a companion who needs to be in it as a lot as I do, and I believe you possibly can go from there,” she stated on the time, noting that their concept of an ideal night is a few easy high quality time collectively.

“We each love, like, a chill evening the place, even when the children are house, we put them to mattress, and we will truly sit and have a dialog with one another with out being interrupted, which is very nice,” she shared. “It’s good to simply get an opportunity to spend a while with one another.”