Chris Keller was a huge troublemaker back in the day when One Tree Hill was about high school students. We loved to hate him, even when he pretty much broke up our favorite married teenagers, Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti).
And now, for the ninth and final season of OTH, Chris Keller is back, and back full time! The man behind the character, Tyler Hilton, told us all about his big return to the show after being gone for so long, and we had many questions for him. What will we be getting when he blows back into Tree Hill? And what’s the atmosphere like on set for OTH’s final season? Fortunately for us, Chris Keller is telling…
How did your return happen? Did the show reach out to you? Or were you just camped outside of the set since season four?
Tyler Hilton: Over the years the One Tree Hill cast and crew has become a small unit. It’s really a small family and they have asked for a few years if I wanted to come back. [Last year I said], ‘If they have one more season I will definitely do it,’ and sure enough they were asked back, against all odds, so I had to comply.