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Exclusive Interview: Shantel VanSanten of ‘One Tree Hill’

Hi Shantel! How are you?
Hi! Wonderful. I’m actually sitting on my balcony in Puerto Rico, so I guess I can’t complain! We’re shooting an episode here, so I’m semi-at work, but not until Monday.

Awesome! When do you guys finish filming the season?
We finish up this coming Thursday, so we get to finish up in Puerto Rico.

That’s really cool. I’m jealous!
I know! It’s so cool. I can’t believe it. I woke up this morning, opened my curtains, and I was like, “This is my job. This is where I get to work this week. It’s not bad.”

Definitely not bad. Are you going back to North Carolina afterward?
We don’t know yet about a season 9, so as of right now, everything is kind of on hold in my life. There’s talk of season 9 and we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks. So I may be going back there. I’m kind of just going to be what I like to call a “squatter.” I’m just going to nomadically travel around and see friends that I haven’t been able to see. Just take a little bit of time off for the next three weeks until I know what’s going on.

Do you want a ninth season? What’s your take on it?
I would love to come back. I think it would be cool because I know especially for Sophia, Austin, James and Joy who have been on the show for longer than me, they all want to know that it’s the end, you know what I mean? They all want somebody to say, “OK, this is the final season.” We don’t really know what our network is going to do and if we’ll have another one. I think it would be great to give, especially the fans who have followed it for years, the right closure and finish off a series that’s been on forever the right way. So, I would love to come back. I would love to have a job. You know, who wouldn’t?

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Badgley Mischka Flagship Store Opening

Hello Shantel fans! As promised yesterday, I have updated the gallery with pictures from March 2nd, where Shantel attended Badgley Mischka’s Flagship Store Opening! Be sure to check them out and more updates coming soon! Oh and also there’s a new fresh gallery layout!

Appearances > 2011 > March 2 – BADGLEY MISCHKA Flagship Opening In Beverly Hills

8.09 – “Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace” Captures

Thanks to Holly, I have added captures from Tuesdays episode of One Tree Hill, where Quinn finally returns! Be sure to check them out!

Filmography > One Tree Hill (2009 – present) > Season 8 > Episode Screencaps > 8.09 – Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace