The speculation that 'One Tree Hill' stars Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray are leaving the show is given a supporting statement by the actress herself.
The good news that strikes "One Tree Hill" comes along with a bad news. Hot on the heels that the show is being renewed for a seventh season, there are rumors of two main cast leaving the show. It has remained a speculation however, until one of them speaks out in a video blog.
It sprang from OTHFans.com earlier this week that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton have not renewed their contracts for the seventh season. The site assures readers that the information is solid. Murray's exit from the show is still a big question mark but a light is shed on Burton's part. The actress who portrays Peyton Sawyer posts a video from her Wilmington, North Carolina-based production company's website.
She said, "I want to clear up one thing that's very important to me. I want everyone to know how much I love Peyton Sawyer, and my crew.... I don't want anyone to think I'm abandoning a place that's been very good to me."
She continued, "I've had a really good run, and I wish I had creative control over the show, and I don't. But if I did, it would go on for a million years, and Peyton Sawyer would cry for you all the time - because she does that." The video which also shows Burton's emotional state while speaking, can be watched here.
No representative from The CW has come out to address this issue.