It was a wonderful time, but I'm significantly older. I mean, maybe it's the equivalent of, like, "Do you miss being back in college?" — which I never went to, but... there are fun things about it. But that character? No. That was a character from 2004, and it's very much of that time... My interests don't lie there at all anymore.
Ever since playing Seth, Brody can't escape him, especially when people watch him as other characters, but he says he can't help it, "Like it or not, I've been accused of playing him ever since. What can I say? My mannerisms are my mannerisms... I'm not gonna run from myself."
Guess he probably doesn't watch O.C. reruns on a regular basis like his costar Ben McKenzie. But don't misunderstand Brody, because he is thankful for the show. He shared,
I think it's great. It's an honor to have been part of a story that meant [something to people]. It's funny, because I do so many things, and they mean something to me, and maybe they mean something to a few people. And this is like a story that I was a part of that I sort of share with a certain generation, and in that way, it's an honor. It's something I'm proud of.
Brody understands, similar to Sally Field portraying Gidget and Harrison Ford playing Han Solo, to use his examples, that he'll always be remembered for his first huge role, but it's not as exciting as it once was. "It doesn't bother me... I'm proud of the legacy, [but] it gets boring, that's all... I've exhausted it, the conversations about it, in my mind."
I get where the actor is coming from, but die-hard O.C. fans will never ever forget Seth Cohen.