Cam Gigandet Spills Dirt on Former ‘The O.C.’ Co-Stars

Actor Cam Gigandet has mixed feelings about his time on teen tv show The O.C., insisting his co-stars Ben McKenzie and Mischa Barton were “miserable” to work with.

The Twilight star had a recurring role as bad boy Kevin Volchok on the hit drama, playing a rival to McKenzie’s Ryan Atwood.

However, in a new interview with Elle magazine, Gigandet reveals their feud transferred off-screen, and when asked whether he keeps in touch with any of the actors from the show, he replied, “No. Actually Ben McKenzie was kind of mean to me. I hadn’t done anything at that point and he was a little bit of an a**.”

He added, “But I love him. I think he’s a great actor and I love (cancelled police drama) Southland.”

Gigandet also took a swipe at Barton, who played Marissa Cooper, adding, “Mischa? I didn’t really… Was she there? I don’t even have memories of her.”

Gigandet went on to note the rest of the main cast, including Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson, were equally hard to work with: “I learned a lot, but the things that I remember now – none of them are good… Those kids were f**king miserable.

“They were just – they would not remember their lines on purpose. They were young. That said, I don’t talk to anyone I’ve ever worked with.”

The O.C. ended its four-season run in 2007.

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