The CW Network’s 2014 Upfront
Rachel Bilson’s Got Heart
If there’s one thing Rachel Bilson is looking forward to, it’s downloading the decider app onto her iPhone, to help her make little decisions more easily. “Oh my God,” she says. “I need it right now!”
It’s a little surprising that she feels indecisive, considering the great calls she has made in life so far. After co-starring for five years on the hit show The O.C., Rachel, 32, picked another winner, the CW’s Hart of Dixie, now in its third season. She’s also a whiz at choosing side projects. First she collaborated with her stylist on the site ShoeMint.com, and then she launched a “Southern-style” dishware line called Edie Rose for Macy’s.
When we meet up, Rachel orders granola and yogurt so her boyfriend of seven years, actor Hayden Christensen, won’t have to dine alone later. “It’s so close to dinnertime, and I know he’ll want to eat,” she says, apologizing. Otherwise, she goes on, “he’ll be like, ‘What? You ate?!’” Over snacks and appetizers, I steal a few of her style secrets, find out the weird thing that happens when she binges on her guilty pleasure and hear how she quiets her chatty brain so she can soak up the present.
You became famous fast at 21. How did you avoid ending up a party kid?
I grew up in L.A. and did all that when I was younger. I went to the clubs and did all the drugs and alcohol. I got it out of my system, so by the time I was on The O.C., I was like, “Wow, I can just enjoy this.” Then I started dating a co-star [Adam Brody], so it was more of a domesticated thing; you’re just home or with friends—and not out to party.
What’s a perfect healthy day to you?
I think it’s really nice to wake up in the morning and walk outside. And I like to relax. I really think your state of mind is so important. It’s all about being happy. That’s the biggest thing to having a healthy life. There’s too much focus on weight and how you look, and a healthy lifestyle to me is a healthy state of mind.
Read more and watch the behind the scenes video of the shoot here.
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“Hart of Dixie” 3.19 & 3.20 Screencaptures Added
Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child
Rachel Bilson‘s heart is growing: she’s pregnant!
The Hart of Dixie star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Hayden Christensen, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Bilson, 32, hinted at a future family with Christensen, 33, while joking about her age-defying appearance working against her should she get pregnant.
“I’ve always looked young because I’m so short, and especially if I’m dressed down. When I have a baby, everybody’s going to be like, ‘Awww, poor teen mom. Poor girl,’ ” she recently told Health.
Fortunately, the mom-to-be is getting plenty of advice on what to do — and not do. “Teen Mom is my favorite show. That’s what I download and watch on the plane. Like, don’t talk to me, I’m watching Teen Mom. I know, pathetic. But it’s true,” she added.
All kidding aside, Bilson’s relationship with the Star Wars actor — whom she has dated for seven years — is still going strong.
“He’s so incredibly supportive and considerate. It’s so basic — that should be there. Because these things are so much more important when you’re older,” she said. “This is my partner, my support, just there for me no matter what. And vice versa.”
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