Last December, Marina and I put up our annual, tabloid-esque shallow post of the year with our top ten hotties list. Relative new-comer, Rachel Bilson just made it on the list at #8 and I remember mentioning that without some more film cred, she could easily slip right off the list. There was even some commentary and an email or two with confusion as to who she even is. Last spring’s Jumper didn’t exactly help her any, but I’m still a big fan of her and Zach Braff in The Last Kiss and if Paris Je’Taime was any indication, I’m going to be totally enamored with New York, I Love You this fall; in which Bilson plays a part in one of the many segments.
And as it now turns out, Bilson has also just been called upon to play a young TV actress whose boyfriend is content to quit his job forever to just be with Bilson’s characer in Waiting for Forever. Not very exciting news I know, but I like this young lady and I think she’s got some talent if properl nourished. Therefore I felt I should at least mention that Bilson’s career (for those unfamiliar) doesn’t seem to be dwindling after her stint on television’s “The O.C.” Instead, it seems to be gaining some momentum.
Young James Keach (yes, Stacey Keach’s son) will be making his sophomore directing effort here and it remains to be seen what kind of film this will turn out to be. Just going by the IMDb profile, Keach has done a bunch of TV but only one movie that frankly, looks like it was a direct-to-DVD, teenage drivel thing. Still, aside from Jumper, Bilson seems to make pleasantly intelligent choices with which roles she chooses.
If nothing else, this is all a good excuse for me to Google Bilson to find a picture to post up top.