And Buckley had to walk onto a set with cast and crew that have worked together for six years. But he says everyone made him feel very welcome."You're always nervous starting a new show .It was kind of like moving high schools half way through your senior year ... "I was very fortunate in that from the top to the bottom, from the executive producers all the way down to my co-stars and all the crew members, were really sweet and went out of their way to make me feel at home and get me acclimated to Wilmington, which made my experience being here ... It was actually really, really fun."People just don't get experiences like that from being economic consultants, the path Buckley was on before he got into entertainment. So when his senior year rolled around, he and a couple of roommates through an Intro to Acting course would be an easy A.The total number of viewers averages about 2.5 million per episode.Credit can be given to the writers and show creator Mark Schwahn for filling those holes with new characters who bring fresh scenarios to the plots.
Buckley said after he filmed a scene for this week's episode, in which he and guest star Amanda Schull jumped off of the Banks Channel bridge in Wrightsville Beach, his mother read a blog that said he was scared. His teacher encouraged him to go to Los Angeles and pursue acting. "I called my mom from my cubicle whispering, telling her I wanted to leave.
And there's that old adage, 'You never mix friends and money.' And I like the idea. Or, if our friendship's strained, am I still going to be able to work with this guy?
I just feel like there's a lot of innate conflicts that are there that we can explore and a lot of places to go with it."Although the native Californian has worked as a fashion and print model, appeared in several television shows, including "Fashion House" and "American Heiress," his most popular role before "One Tree Hill" was playing Kirby Atwood in NBC's "Lipstick Jungle."Writers on that show made the most of Buckley's acting talent - and sculpted abs.
In interviews, some said they felt the show was so great, nothing could hurt it.
Others hinted that if they didn't like the first few episodes without "Leyton" (as Murray's and Burton's on-screen romantic couple were called), then they would find something else to watch on their Monday nights at home. The show continues to be popular among The CW's target audience of women, especially those 18 to 49.