Um so, in case you haven’t been reviewing your pop culture knowledge from 2007 like everybody else has, you may have forgotten that Chris Brown was on The O.C. for a hot second back in the day in the show’s fourth season. His character’s name was Will Tutt, and he played a band geek who makes friends with Kaitlin Cooper, played by Willa Holland. (But trivia fact! She was originally played by Shailene Woodley!) In Chris’ own words:
Thank god he said that even though he was smart, he was still popular and cool, because for a second I was worried that Chris Brown hadn’t always been as likeable as he is now. It takes a lot of time and effort to create the kind of image that he has for himself in 2013, and I didn’t want the memory of how he was in high school to tarnish that. I mean, think of all the work he’s put in! He made himself famous, got into a relationship with Rihanna, beat the shit out of her, and then spent a lot of time and money trying to make everyone forget all that! And he’s done a really excellent job, judging by the hate mail I get every time I write a post about him and remind everyone that he tried to kill a woman with his fists. But let’s forget all that and watch him on The O.C.! I never watched the show, so my assumption is that he meets Kaitlin, falls in love with her, and then shows her that love via physical violence.
“I play, like, a band geek — I’m really stepping out of my own character. I was kind of a geek in school, grade-wise. But style-wise, I was always popular and cool.”
Did I…did I get all that right?
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