Apparently, things weren't always perfect in "The O.C."

Cam Gigandet says he didn't get a warm welcome when he joined the cast of hit Fox series back in 2005.

The "Burlesque" star had some less-than-flattering things to say about his former costars in a recent interview for Elle magazine's "Hot Guy/Cold Drink" feature.

When asked whether he stays in touch with anyone from the show, the "Reckless" actor replied, "No. Actually Ben McKenzie was kind of mean to me. I hadn't done anything at that point and he was a little bit of an ass." He added, "But I love him. I think he's a great actor and I love Southland." 

The 31-year-old hunk also dissed Mischa Barton, who played a love interest for his character, Kevin Volchok.  "Mischa? I didn't really...Was she there?" he said. "I don't even have memories of her."


It seems that most of his memories from the show aren't positive. "I learned a lot. But the things that I remember now—none of them are good," he admitted. "It was only the third or fourth season. Those kids were f---ing miserable. They were just—they would not remember their lines on purpose. They were young."

Well, at least he's being honest!

What do you think about Cam's candid comments?

Check out the gallery above to see what the stars have all been up to since their time on the show -- it's a really mixed bag, from successful TV careers to DUIs and even murder.

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