with all the trimmings
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32418 Northwestern HWY • Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(Between Middlebelt & 14 Mile
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4
The cast of "The 0.C": Top row: Tate Donovan, Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke,
Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Chris Carmack. Seated: Mischa Barton, Benjamin
McKenzie, Adam Brody.
in a Reform home in Providence, R.I.,
by parents who were Jewish toy inven-
tors, Schwartz says he based his charac-
ters on people he knew in Providence or
at the University of Southern California
in Los Angeles, where he majored in film.
Of all the 0.0 characters, he said
Seth Cohen's "take" on the world is
closest to his own: "Sort of a smart-ass,
but with an underlying sweetness."
"I remember when I was a kid, I was
always looking for someone like that —
that was cool — to kind of get behind,
and hopefully Seth Cohen will be that
to inspire more kids to be proud of
their background," Schwartz said.
"But it's not gonna be a Star of
David burning on the Cohens' front
lawn or anything inflammatory like
that. I think we just want to sort of
weave it into the background of these
characters and have it be part of their
Brody, for one, is pleased with this deci-
sion. As a secular Jewish actor playing a
Jewish character, he said, "I like the way
Josh does it. It's self-deprecating. I never
want to be on Seventh Heaven," he said,
referring to the moralizing WB show
about a reverend's family.
Unlike Sandy and Seth, it's doubtful
whether being Jewish in Orange County
makes real O.C. Jews feel like outsiders.
"I think if Jews feel isolated, they
isolate themselves," said Elsa
Goldberg, 39, of Laguna Beach. She
said there were many Jewish organiza-
tions available to people looking to
meet fellow Jews.
She finds other aspects of the show
off the mark as well — a sentiment
expressed by quite a few who live in
One thing she thinks Schwartz got
half right: "I think that there's proba-
bly a lot of intermarriage out here,"
she said, "but Jews always seem to find
Schwartz isn't reading all of the criti-
cism, but he admitted to perusing the
message boards online.
Despite the aforementioned
insomnia, it's clear he's not taking
any of it too seriously.
"I find if anybody starts to rag on a
certain element of the show, then I
have to go in and make fun of it in
the next episode," he said. "But it's
interesting. As soon as the show airs,
five minutes later you can go online
and see what people thought about
the show and that's really exciting.
Then sweat over next week." 111
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