She has stated that the experience "changed" her, encouraging her to "stop...getting into trouble" and stopping her from "going down that road" and because of this experience she learned to play the piano.
Bilson had what has been described as a "self-destructive, rebellious period" during her teen years.
" One review of the film noted that Bilson played the role with "surprising depth", although another critic described her role as "Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction as an airhead valley girl with a hot bod".
Bilson has stated that she prefers acting in feature films to appearing on television, and that she would like the kind of roles "that Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are offered".
It was reported that she called for a body double during the sex scenes because she was uncomfortable being nude in front of the camera. "But Zach really helped me through it, and we're friends, so he made it very comfortable, and Tony made it very comfortable, and it was actually a really nice setting.
She does appear in the scene for the final film, wearing a flesh-coloured bra. And I'm happy I did it, because I can say I did my first sex scene, and I never have to do that again!