While The O.C‘s Marissa Cooper was pissing her mother off with any bad boy she could find, lesbian experimentation and a hip flask permanently attached to her hip, Julie Cooper-Nichol-Roberts was always one bad ass level above her, gold digging her way to the top, sleeping with minors who also happen to be her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, hiding sex tapes, and just ruling the entire county, really.
Granted, Melinda Clarke‘s role was always going to be a hard one to fill for the upcoming one-night-only The O.C Musical. But it looks like a former cast member from the hit show is ready to take it on. You ready for this? This news is bigger than Sandy Cohen’s eyebrows. Bigger than any Chrismukkah miracle we’ve ever seen.
It’s Autumn Reeser, best known as perky-blonde Taylor Townsend. You know, the one that was borderline-obsessed with Marissa Cooper to the point of taking over her head-of-social-chair position and making sure she was expelled from Harbour in the first place? The one who tried to break Seth and Summer up by kidnapping Captain Oats? That one. The O.C Musical Twitter broke the news today.
Oh boy, we can’t wait for this. She’s got big manipulative-bitch shoes to fill.