Jana Kramer and James lafferty weren’t best friends on the set of One tree hill, but it wasn’t necessarily by choice.
The actress, who played Alex Dupre, opens up on the show’s behind-the-scenes drama and reveals how one person on set “made hell” for the cast.
Kramer opened up about the clicks on set during the Jan.31 episode of his podcast, Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin, who introduced Lafferty and his colleague One tree hill co-star Stephen Colletti.
She explained that she was “definitely the closest” to Stephen (aka Chase Adams), as they had so many scenes together. She had “very few” scenes with Lafferty (aka Nathan Scott), but implied that wasn’t the only reason she wasn’t so close to the actor while filming.
“When I was on the show… there were just, not pussies, but just, ‘You can’t talk to that person if you’re friends with that person,” ”she said. “So I wasn’t very close to James because of certain situations on set at the time.”
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Kramer continued, “But now I mean everyone is really close, and it’s a little frustrating because I’m like, ‘Why can’t we all be friends then? And you made life happen. beginners a bit of hell. ‘ But it’s cool. “
For the record, Kramer first appeared on the show in 2009, two years after Colletti and six years after Lafferty. As fans know, Nathan was one of the original characters, along with Lucas Scott (Chad michael murray), Brooke Davis (Sophia bush), Haley James (Bethany joy lenz) and more.
Kramer continued, “But now it’s kinda boring because they’re all like, ‘We’re all friends now,’ and I’m just like you, a person, literally made hell for us, because if we chose the wrong friend, we would be destroyed. “
She did not reveal the identity of the “one person” who dictated the social circles on the set and the dynamics of power.
The country singer previously spoke about the tension when she had Lenz on her podcast in 2019. At the time, Kramer shared, “It was difficult for us, because I felt like when we got there on the show, to be so honest, it was a very divided whole. She added: “I feel like everyone already had their place and it was either, are you going to be in ‘Team A’ or ‘Team B?’ It was just right. delicate. “
She hinted that the showrunner Mark Schwahn essentially “created that environment”. Several women accused him of sexual harassment in 2017.
Lenz also admitted that she feels the rift between the co-stars. She told Kramer: “It would be great to go back and not feel like you are divided in any way or when we are going through a difficult time.
Despite the drama, this week Colletti and Lafferty confessed to missing Wilmington, North Carolina where they filmed One tree hill. Colletti said: “It was a beautiful place. It was nice spending time on the East Coast.”
Lafferty agreed, saying he “fell in love with this place” as well as his “family” on set.
“There were so many people on both sides of the camera who had been there from day one,” as he put it. “Knowing people like that for nine years, the older I get, the more I realize how rare it is… So that was really special. I look back on that fondly.”
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