Filming has begun for One Tree Hill
's fifth season, which, as previously reported, takes place four years after high school graduation. The next time viewers tune in to the series, the characters will be fresh out of college and already in their twenties. Actor Lee Norris has no problem with the direction the show is taking, and believes fans will not be disappointed.
“This season is more exciting than usual because they have done a time jump… It's really reenergized my interest in the character and the show, and I think it will do the same for our fans,” he told independent entertainment writer Aaron Guerra.
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The 26-year-old actor, who made his television series debut on The Torkelsons
, is also looking forward to the new storylines involving his character.
“It's always fun to try new things, and I'm hopeful that Mouth will grow up a little bit this year,” Norris told Guerra. “I like playing Mouth with confidence in who he is, but sometimes that's tough to do when he continually gets his heart broken. This year we're going to see him more in the work environment and dealing with the challenges that brings a guy like him.”
One Tree Hill
's future beyond the fifth season is still uncertain, but Lee Norris says he will not give up acting when the drama series comes to an end. Looking forward, he can also see himself venturing out into other areas of production.
“I was an English major in college, and I love to write, so I think writing is certainly a possibility. I would love to eventually direct and produce as well,” he said. “Right now I'm completely focused on acting, but I'm so lucky to get to be on set and observe our directors and producers at work. I'm definitely watching and learning from them.”
Norris would also like to do some traveling.
“I'd really like to take a trip somewhere. A friend of mine just got back from Ireland and raved about it, and there's a few other places I've never been that I'd love to explore,” he said.
The fifth season of One Tree Hill
will premiere next year.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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