During the event, the cast got on stage to sing the show’s theme song – Gavin De Graw‘s “I Don’t Wanna Be.” Watch below!When Shantel Van Santen joined “One Tree Hill” in Season 7, she and co-star Rob Buckley were brought on to fill the spaces formerly occupied by series vets Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray.
“I’ve got my few guilty pleasures, but the rest of the time, it’s just been a very busy three years, so I haven’t had the opportunity to see what’s been going on. The one person I really wanted to meet was Robert Buckley. I’ll leave him a little note.” Speaking of Buckley, Clay and Quinn have been on a roller coaster ride this season as he revisits some private demons in an attempt to improve his declining mental health. I wanted Clay to come to Quinn and give her six carrots and be like, ‘Here’s 6 carrots. ’ I feel like [executive producer Mark Schwahn] has done an amazing job of everyone having their own fairytale and everybody having their love story.
I never got the chance to meet him, and I hear he’s fantastic. Their relationship has taken some major hits, but Quinn has steadfastly refused to let it fracture under the strain. People can hold onto one thing they love or relate to, something in someone’s relationship, and I want us to be quirky and unconventional.
Noticeably absent were Sophia Bush and James Lafferty.
Former stars Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Shantel Van Santen, Robert Buckley, Paul Johansson, Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, and Barbara Alyn Woods all reunited for the annual event.
I know people thought we were here to replace them. He’s been so much fun to work with.” The interaction between Lucas and Quinn isn’t the focus of his return, of course, but Van Santen tells us that she did consider how the two characters would relate to each other.
Though they’ve never been on screen together, there’s an assumption that as Haley’s childhood BFF, Lucas would know her older sister relatively well. It’s a tricky one, and Joy and I try to talk about it for back story,” she says.
Previously, Michele was linked to Cory Monteith, who tragically passed away in 2013 from an overdose.
was a teenage drama that predominantly focused on relationships, so it’s only fitting that it be the birthplace of a fair few off-screen romances too.
“I was sitting in a car with Chad and he said, ‘It’s crazy to see you interact with people I interacted with for years, and to see the show went on, and not only did it go on, but it’s still successful and I can come back and see it from a different perspective.'” Murray didn’t get to work with Buckley, which he told us was a bit of a disappointment, despite the fact that he admits he didn’t watch the show when he wasn’t on it.