Birthday Girl Olivia Wilde Reveals the Real Reason She Joined *The O.C.*

Our ultimate girl crush, Olivia Wilde, turned 29 yesterday—and to celebrate, we’re looking back on one of our favorite moments of her last decade: her time on The O.C. We recently showed the actress a photo of herself as Alex Kelly, girlfriend to Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) on the show, and you won’t believe her reaction!

“Josh Schwartz, who created the show, was a friend, and asked me to come in to meet him. And he said, ‘You’re going to want to do this because your character is going to work at a club with live bands playing.’ And he listed Modest Mouse and The Killers, Rachael Yamagata, The Walkmen…I was like, ‘I’m in!’ And as a joke, I said, ‘But only if I get to make out with Mischa Barton.’ And he said, ‘Who told you?!’ And I said, ‘What do you mean? I was kidding.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, that’s totally your storyline.’ I laughed so hard….”

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