Although she also utilized various cover-ups while still on the show, she also faced another technique used to accommodate pregnant stars: being shipped off!
In the storyline, Karen left to attend cooking school in Italy, giving Kelly time to have her baby and enjoy her maternity leave. The characters often hung out at the River Court (which, incidentally, was built just for the show), the Scott brothers were integral members of the Tree Hill Ravens, and Nathan went on to play in the NBA.
Unfortunately for actress Hilarie Burton, portraying the character took its toll on her.
After many dye jobs and styles, Burton’s own hair was so badly damaged over the first two seasons that she was forced to cut it off.
Although it seemed like a significant turn of maturity for Peyton, it was actually Burton trying not to go bald in real life.
, we recounted numerous occasions when stars had been verbally and physically abused due to the hate for their onscreen personas.
Actor Paul Johansson suffered the same fate while portraying villain Dan Scott on .
Johansson even detailed that he once was accosted by a fan seemed to confuse him with this onscreen character.
In fact, the court used for the high school basketball games was the same court used by NBA legend Michael Jordan when he was in school.
Although Lucas Scott was portrayed as an exceptional player, star Chad Michael Murray was actually terrible at the game.
Whether using oversized props, perfectly positioned plants or oversized costumes, these actresses work around their pregnancies to remain on the show.
Actress Moira Kelly, who played Lucas' mom Karen on , was also faced with this dilemma when she found out she was pregnant during the first season.
In fact, she was forced to audition three times just to secure the part.