Jason Oppenheim claims that some Selling The OC cast members don’t like each other. He calls the drama frustrating, and admits it can go too far.
Jason Oppenheim is opening up about the tension among Selling The OC‘s cast. The Oppenheim Group co-founder appeared on multiple episodes of the Selling Sunset spin-off. Unlike the original show, the Orange County-set spin-off featured both male and female realtors.
The season’s main drama occurred due to male agent Tyler Stanaland. Tyler, who was married to Brittany Snow, earned flack for his flirty friendships with Alex Hall and Polly Brindle. Alex and Polly were then called hypocrites for their reactions to Kayla Cardona attempting to kiss Tyler. This was just one of many feuds inside the office. Another major storyline was the ostracization of Alexandras Jarvis and Rose. Now, Jason is speaking out about the cast, their drama, and how it affects the workplace.
Jason spoke about the Orange County group in an interview with Us Weekly, revealing that the drama isn’t just for show. “Some of them really don’t like each other,” he said, adding, “it’s on and off camera. I spend a lot of time with those guys and girls [and] they have real issues.” Jason, who is dating model Marie-Lou Nurk, called the dynamic “frustrating.” For instance, he said, “they won’t all show up to a dinner…they just legitimately won’t hang out with one another sometimes.” Though he admitted this “probably makes for good TV,” it also makes actually working together difficult. The twin insisted he’d rather see “people getting along.” Though he didn’t name specific incidents, Jason continued, “I try to balance things and not take sides, but…sometimes there are better arguments than others.” He also admitted, “sometimes people go too far.”
Jason Shares Thoughts On Selling The OC Season 2 & Alex Hall’s ‘Nosey’
Though he disapproves of the cast’s fighting, Jason brushed off concerns of inappropriate flirting between the agents. He weighed in on the infamous Selling The OC “nosey” incident. Jason denied that this crossed a line, claiming he’s both given and received nosies in the past. And while Netflix has yet to renew the show for season 2, the boss isn’t worried. “Based on how successful it was,” he said, expecting a sophomore season would be “reasonable.”
If the show does return, there’s already even more drama waiting in the wings. Despite Alex and Polly’s insistence that Rose and Jarvis were bullies, the two Alexandras became fan favorites. In post-show interviews, Alex has denied being a villain and defended her flirty friendship with Tyler. The surfer and his actress wife, meanwhile, recently announced their split. The day of this announcement, Tyler and Alex were spotted looking cozy during a night out.
And while the brokerage’s owner dismissed the claims of any inappropriate flirtations, viewers of both shows may disagree. After all, Jason himself has earned flack for dating employees Selling Sunset co-stars Chrishell Stause and Mary Fitzgerald. On that show, most of the drama revolved around Christine Quinn. But when she left, two new employees were brought on, and Chrishell quickly threw shade at one of them. While its spin-off is in limbo, the original show will be bringing the drama for at least two more seasons.
Selling The OC season 1 is available to stream on Netflix.