Rachel Bilson has taken a different path from many in Hollywood, and is enjoying life in her 30s.
Rachel Bilson may not be thought of as a big star, but she has had a successful career since her big break on The O.C. a decade ago. The star is now 32, in a long-term relationship, but still feels like a child sometimes. She joked about her size and how it sometimes makes her second-guess having children.
“I’ve always looked young because I’m so short, and especially if I’m dressed down,” she told Health magazine. “When I have a baby, everyone’s going to be like, ‘Awww, poor teen mom. Poor girl.’ And Teen Mom is my favorite show. I know, pathetic. But it’s true.”
Bilson did say she wants to have children in the next few years, and added, “I can just see this little toddler waddling around the house.”
The actress has a successful TV show and has been dating Hayden Christensen for the past seven years. Those years have been important for the couple, and Bilson said they have “grown up together in a way.
“He’s so incredibly supportive and considerate,” she explained, according to People. “It’s so basic — that should be there. Because these things are so much more important when you’re older. This is my partner, my support, just there for me no matter what. And vice versa.”
The Hart of Dixie star has kept her name out of the headlines, and she said it’s because she has never been one for partying. Starring in a successful TV show in her early 20s also helped.
“I grew up in LA and did all that when I was younger. I went to the clubs and did all the drugs and alcohol,” she said. “I got it out of my system, so by the time I was on The O.C., I was like, ‘Wow, I can just enjoy this.’ Then I started dating a costar [Adam Brody], so it was more of a domesticated thing.”
That domestication includes staying home and watching TV shows like Family Feud, and getting as comfortable as possible.
“I’m really into the granny nightgown, I’m just gonna say. Like, full-on long-sleeve, long nightgowns. They’re super-comfortable!” she said. “They’re cozy. You just feel free. You’re like, ‘Oh! I’m in a dress. But I’m sleeping!’ I secretly wish I could be 80. If I could, I would be 80. It would be amazing.”
Bilson’s issue of Health magazine will be on newsstands May 16.