Former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton claims some of the best advice she has ever received came from co-star Moira Kelly. Burton claims Kelly’s advice may have ‘saved her life.’
Hilarie Burton and Drama Queens podcast stars and former OTH alums Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz engaged in an emotional conversation recently when Hilarie and guest Moira Kelly reminisced over their heart-to-heart talk. It seems Burton was having doubts about continuing with the popular teen drama One Tree Hill according to Too Fab.
Hilarie Burton Thanks Moira Kelly For Telling Her To Run From One Tree Hill Series
She turned to the advice of Kelly, who Burton claims encouraged her to leave the show. “You saved my life” reveals Burton to Kelly. Hilarie, who played Peyton Sawyer broke down in tears revealing the last time she saw Moira. Burton claims she recalls the conversation very vividly. When speaking to Kelly, Hilarie recalls saying to her, “I don’t know what to do.” Her co-star summed the advice up in one word: “Run.”
“Then you said to me, ‘There are so many chapters in life and this is just one of them. This is just one,'” Burton recalls Moira saying.
Burton tearfully continues by revealing that Moira was the only person who gave me permission to go. “I so valued your opinion of me and the way she prioritized your family over, work. It made me want what you had,” claims Burton.”I have honestly wanted to thank Moira since I was 26-years-old.
Hilarie, now 39, is married to her husband, “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The couple shares two children, son, Gus, 11, and daughter, George, 3.
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The proud wife and mom exclaim “It’s like Oh My God. You don’t know how that advice saved my life. I don’t know what would have happened to me if I would have stayed. I met my husband, my son exists because Moira Kelly told me to run. And so I did. I just think about how different my life if she wasn’t the person who gave me permission to go.”
A lot of drama has evolved surrounding the “One Tree Hill” series over the years. Numerous members of the cast and crew continue to speak out about the sexual harassment they allegedly suffered at the hands of the show’s creator Mark Schwahn. Hilarie has spoken out about her encounter with Schwahn. She alleges one night at a concert he approached her and forcibly kissed her while putting his hands down her pants. Co-star Danneel Ackles backs up Burton’s accusations.
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During the podcast reunion Kelly admits to the women, she wishes she would have been more aware of what they were dealing with, therefore she would have done something. “I don’t want to get choked up, If I could go back, I would have made my presence stronger, there is a part of me that feels as if I let you down” claims Kelly.
To date, One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn has yet to make a single statement about the harassment accusations.