‘The O.C.’ Creator Reveals Ben McKenzie & Mischa Barton Weren’t Top Choices to Star in the Show – Find Out Who Almost Played Ryan & Marissa! | Benjamin McKenzie, EG, Extended, Mischa Barton, Slideshow, The O.C. | Just Jared: Celebrity News and Gossip

The O.C. almost looked very different!

A few years ago, former The O.C. co-stars Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, who played Summer Roberts and Julie Cooper respectively, launched their brand new podcast, Welcome to The O.C., Bitches.

On the podcast’s first episode, the ladies were joined by the show’s creator Josh Schwartz.

During their conversation, Josh talked about the show’s casting process, revealing that Ben McKenzie and Mischa Barton weren’t the top choices to play Ryan Atwood and Marissa Cooper, before sharing which other actors were also up for those parts.

Click through the slideshow to find out who was almost cast as Ryan and Marissa on The O.C.!

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