Rachel Bilson declined an offer to appear in the revival of “The Hills”.
The 39-year-old actress “graciously accepted” the request to appear in MTV’s “The Hills: New Beginnings”, only for her former “OC” co-star Mischa Barton to end up in the reality cast. show instead.
Speaking on his “Welcome to the OC, B ******!” podcast, Rachel said, “I was actually asked to be on ‘The Hills,’ which I graciously adopted. And then they finally picked Mischa.”
The “Hart of Dixie” actress – who has six-year-old daughter Briar Rose with ex-partner Hayden Christensen – admitted the offer was surprising as she didn’t even know anyone else in the cast.
When asked if she even knew the cast of ‘The Hills’, she replied, “No, I don’t know any of them.
“I’ve met Lauren Conrad before, but she’s not even on it [new] show… I really like Lauren. I know her a little, a little bit, and she’s cool. But I don’t know anyone from ‘The Hills’, no.
Rachel’s podcast co-host Melinda Clarke revealed that she also got a puzzling offer when asked to appear in Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County“, but she doesn’t even live in the area.
She said: “A few years ago, probably three or four years ago, I don’t know, I got a call from my agent saying they were interested. I don’t know if it was a direct offer.
“First of all, I don’t live in Orange County. Second, I don’t have the armor to get out there and do what’s necessary.”