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September 10, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

The One Tree Hill actor teamed up once again with the show’s creator Mark Schwahn to direct an episode in the second season of E!’s hit series The Royals, which Mark also created.

In anticipation of the series’ juicy premiere, E! News chatted with James, who played Nathan Scott on The CW drama, about the Tree Hill reunion, his experience on set and what fans can expect from this upcoming season.

“It’s going to be a very, very intense season,” James says. “There’s a lot happening and it moves very quickly. It’s going to be one of those seasons where you’re not going to want to miss an episode.”

Although he admits he was big fan of the first season and watched every episode, he never expected to get an opportunity to direct.

“It was a fantastic experience, but it was completely out of the blue,” he says. “I had no idea it was coming. I had felt really good about my experiences directing One Tree Hill and I guess Mark thought I didn’t do too poorly, so he asked me to come along. I was grateful and surprised at the same time.”

James was so grateful for the chance he shared an Instagram pic from the set two weeks ago with the caption, “Thank you Mark Schwahn and every last one of the talented, hardworking cast and crew of @theroyalsone, for letting me be part of their well-deserved 2nd season. Tune. In.”

So, what was it like to work with the show’s stars Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley and Alexandra Park? As one would expect, it was great.

“They’re fantastic,” he says. “They get along and feed off each other really well. The energy is definitely electric when they’re on set. They all love being there, they all take it seriously and they care a lot about their jobs.”

And now that James has got a taste of the royal life, he says he wouldn’t rule out a guest-starring role in the future.

“That would be awesome,” he says.

But there could be one minor problem.

“My British accent needs work,” he says. “I thought it was great then I came out here and heard the real ones. I realized I was a joke.”

Perhaps one of his One Tree Hill co-stars could fill in for him instead?

“Probably, Paul Johansson,” James says when asked which OTH alum would make the best fit on The Royals. “I think you could stick that guy in anything and he could make it interesting.”

Don’t miss the premiere of The Royals Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. only on E!

Source: E! Online

August 26, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

James recently posted in his Instagram account that he’ll be reuniting with One Tree Hill creator, Mark Schwahn, on The Royals. Hollywood Life has confirmed that James will be directing one episode in the show’s upcoming season.

August 26, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

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July 28, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

WGN America’s Underground continues to add to its cast.

One Tree Hill alum James Lafferty has booked a recurring role on the upcoming period drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Underground centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Lafferty will play Kyle Risdin, a U.S. marshal who is intent on enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act.

Underground premieres in 2016.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

July 25, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

James is celebrating his birthday today, and we would like to wish him a very happy birthday! Hope you have a great day.

May 22, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

We have three of you here, but when’s the official One Tree Hill reunion?
Bryan Greenberg: It’s up to this man [points to Mark]. This is the mastermind, you have to talk to him.
James Lafferty: Schwahn’s a very busy man right now. He’s got a lot going on right now with his new show [The Royals]—he’s got a lot to think about!
Mark Schwahn: This is what I love—everybody always pins it on me! [All laugh] They love to pin it on me, but here’s the truth: The cast has been very successful, and if you look around, they’re all doing great things, which I’m incredibly proud of…get ‘em all in one place, and I’ll be there!
Bryan: Never say never! I never say never.

So, Bryan, where is Jake Jagielski now? What’s he up to?
Bryan: Jake Jagielski is on the run, I always feel like. [Laughs] With his six string! He’s like in Mexico. I see him with a really long beard.
James: He’s like a walking Bon Jovi song!
Mark: What I love is he’s probably a grandfather by now.

Wait—how old would his daughter, Jenny, be now?
Mark: Well, let’s see. Jenny, in 2003, was a little baby, so what is now? [All attempt to do the math] She’s only 12, so he’s not a grandfather.
James: This interview is about how bad at math we all are, basically.
Mark: He has a teenage daughter who is going through the same things that those character were going through now. I kind of love that.

Now there’s a spin-off for The CW.
Mark: [Laughs] There it is: Jenny Jagelski’s life in Mexico.
Bryan: I really see him deep in Mexico though, like working in a factory and on the run. I don’t know why!
James: Because you want to. Your soul just went there. You want to explore the plight of the working man.

What do you think would have happened if Peyton and Jake ended up together, instead of Lucas?
Mark: I think they would have been very happy. They were a very soulful couple. They were a couple of artists. And they had great chemistry too—Bryan and Hilarie [Burton] had great chemistry.
Bryan: Yeah, she was good!
Mark: She would have been completely happy. She chose an artist and she chose a writer, but not everybody’s gonna choose the musician, come on!

What’s your favorite memory from filming together?
James: There are so many to sort through.
Bryan: I was on and off, so I don’t have as many as they did, but I just remember it being the closest I’ve ever been to being on a real basketball team. [Laughs] I went to practice, I worked out with the guys, and it made me feel like a real athlete.
James: I think mine are those basketball days that we shot where we were all there and having a great time. We all got to play a game that we loved and feel that we were way better at it than we actually were. They were just amazing days. They were long days, but that was what made it so great—we were working hard, but having the greatest time together.
Mark: James was that good by the way.
Bryan: He could dunk! I was so jealous.
James:Was being the key word.

Are you not still good at basketball?
James: I’m way worse than I used to be!

What are Nathan and Haley up to now—how many kids do they have?
James: 16 kids. They’re just popping ‘em out.
Mark: They live overseas. Nathan was becoming an agent, so I think they travel a lot. I think the family is happy and he balances home and work. Nathan Scott was that guy who was such a wild maverick in the beginning, but it’s the oldest story in the world: The bad boy changes his behavior for the love of a good woman. I think Nathan found Haley, and he was still a bad boy in defense of her, but he’s become a good father, maybe the father he never had. He’s got great kids, she’s a great mom, and it’s the American dream.
James: Jamie’s probably got a sitcom somewhere, and he’s going to be richer than all of us someday! [Laughs]

Do you still keep up with everyone?
Mark: I see James and Stephen Colletti a lot. I’ll see Bryan once in a while. The good thing is that everyone’s gone their separate ways because of work; I’m in London for six months out of the year for The Royals. It’s great because when we see each other, everyone’s happy to see each other. For the most part, we cross paths and everyone catches up and it feels like we’ve just seen each other and that we’ve just been making the show. It’s been a while now, but it feels pretty immediate.
James: And it’s been great to see everyone do so well. It’s like you always hope that when you finish something as prolific as we were doing that everyone can go off and do good things, and everyone really has. I feel like everyone’s living beyond the expectations, which is so awesome to see.
Mark: That’s the absolutely gracious and appropriate answer, but selfishly, I’m still proud that when fans approach them, it’s about One Tree Hill.

Is there anything you’d change about the finale or the show?
Mark: No. It’s a lot like life—you look back and go, “If I went back, it might not be the same, but I am who I am because of the path that we charted.” I think the show turned out exactly how it should have turned out.

Were you surprised to see Sophia become a cop on Chicago PD after playing Brooke for so long?
James: Not at all! That does not surprise me at all. She was tailor-made for that role, and she’s killin’ it.
Mark: She always loved her handguns. [Laughs] But yes, we are all so proud of her.

Mark, would you ever bring any Tree Hill Ravens over to The Royals?
Mark: I would, but I just question their British accents. It might have to be Chris Keller at this point!

Source: Glamour

May 18, 2015
Posted by: Jasper

James attended the 4th Annual Olevolos Project Brunch in New York City last May 16th. I have added 11 photos to the gallery.

Update (July 4th): Replaced these photos with HQ versions, and added 6 more.