Finally, I've got some good news for all you heartsick Everwood fans. The O.C. had the Bright idea (c'mon, I had to!) to cast Chris Pratt aka Everwood's lovable blockhead Bright for a multi-episode arc this season. He'll play Che, an environmentalist that Summer (Rachel Bilson) befriends while away at college. Unfortunately, we have to wait a few months before we see Pratt in action. His first air date coincides with the show's fourth-season premiere on Nov. 2. You don't, however, have to wait that long to read my exclusive Q&A with him, since Mr. Pratt just called me while driving around in New Mexico to discuss The O.C., adjusting to life after Everwood and the perils of dating your TV sibling. Ausiello: How's everything?Chris Pratt: Everything is very well, thank you. I'm out in New Mexico of all places.Ausiello: What are you doing in New Mexico?Pratt: Visiting my lady. She's out here working on a movie, so I just came out to give my moral support and play some...
Question: Any news on what the cast of Everwood is up to now that the show is over? If I can no longer watch them on one of the best shows on TV, I'd like to follow their careers.
Answer: Compiling a list like that seems really tedious and time-consuming. In other words, it's the perfect job for TV Guide's summer intern, Northwestern senior Laura Moore! Here's what she found out:
Emily VanCamp: According to her publicist, "Emily's moving to Los Angeles for the first time since she started acting. Her experience on the show was an incredible journey and, though she’s very sad to leave her Everwood family, she is excited about the opportunities ahead and is ready for a new challenge." Last summer, Em shot the coming-of-age indie film Black Irish, starring Will & Grace's
Two of the most rapturously romantic lump-in-the-throat moments I've seen on TV this season have taken place in a mountain town called Everwood, home to TV's best-written, best-acted and most touching family drama (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET on WB).
Both scenes involve the endearing odd couple of Bright Abbott (Chris Pratt), a former jerk and not-quite-reformed slacker, and Hannah Rogers (Sarah Drew), a bookish mouse who blossoms in his presence. In a show bursting with lovably empathetic characters caught up in turbulent family and personal relationships, the Bright-Hannah combo has sent Everwood into heights of sentimental transcendence.
Question: Is the big twist on Everwood that Reid is not actually gay?
Answer: Let's ask the guy at the center of the big gay mystery, Justin Baldoni. "I can tell you that by the seventh episode, there is definitely some drama that ensues in the whole Ephram-Amy-Reid triangle," he says. "As you can imagine, Ephram being Amy's old boyfriend and us living together and her having a big crush on me is obviously going to complicate things. But Reid is a really good guy. He's kind of oblivious to everything. He's so wrapped up in med school — that's really his priority — that he doesn't really get involved in the whole triangle thing until it kind of hits him in the face." One other thing you can expect in the seventh episode: Another shot of Baldoni's 26-pack, which could very well become a recurring character itself if Everwood producers have their way. "I don't mind [the shirtless scenes]," he says. "It give