Daredevil's Wilson Bethel discusses "great shame" he felt after filming The OC

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Daredevil star Wilson Bethel has opened-up about the "great shame" he felt after appearing in The OC.

The actor, who plays Bullseye in the Marvel Netflix series, made his first credited screen role as an actor in The OC all the way back in 2004.

Although his appearance in one episode was brief, Bethel has admitted that he was "basically fired" from the show after turning up late to set.

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"What stands out to me is I, basically, got fired from the show while shooting that, which is a slightly longer story than we have time for," he told TVLine.

"But basically, I slept through multiple alarm clocks and showed up to what was not supposed to be my last day of shooting, like, six hours late.

"So in some ways, it was a miracle that [executive producer] Josh Schwartz ever hired me again to do, ultimately, Hart of Dixie, but maybe he'd forgotten who I was.

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"Certainly, I had not forgotten that, and I carried it with me for some years after the fact, the great shame of that experience. That was my association with The OC."

He added: "My understanding when I got hired for that was that I was supposed to be a recurring character.

"I had originally tested for the Ryan role on that show, which obviously I didn’t get, and then they kind of kicked me this other role as a scraps-on-the-table kind of thing. But it was supposed to be a recurring role, and then I proved to them I was not up to the task."

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As mentioned, Bethel later appeared in Hart of Dixie, starring alongside OC co-star Rachel Bilson, and later went on to star in Daredevil season three.

Following Daredevil's cancellation earlier this year, the star landed a new role in CBS legal drama Courthouse.

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