There's a bunch of people arriving in Tree Hill, including Haley's (Bethany Joy Galeotti) sister, Quinn James (Shantel Van Santen), whom you'll officially meet when One Tree Hill returns for its seventh season on September 14. Unlike other newcomers, however, Quinn comes with excess baggage. No, she doesn't have one of those unwanted babies tagging along, at least I don't think so. But she does have a lot of problems and unanswered questions in her life.
Obviously, Quinn's solution is to come home to Tree Hill and be near her family. "She's definitely struggling, she got married very young...she's at a crossroads in her life where there's all these questions that arise like is my life going in the right direction? Is this what I want? Am I happy? She needs her sister," said Van Santen.
While Quinn seems like a hot mess, don't think that she's bringing in nothing but trouble. She's actually going to serve as some sort of inspiration to some of the characters of One Tree Hill ---which might be a refreshing turn from the series' usual dramatic plot.
"She's traveled and found her passion and been fortunate enough to have these amazing experiences that she'll share with the audience and with her sister as well," she said. "Quinn's story is so human and a lot of the struggles she's gone through a lot of people can emphasize and sympathize with and have gone through or are going through or will go through."
Quinn will surely be sharing a lot of scenes with sister Haley but expect her to bump into Brooke (Sophia Bush), among others.
"She'll have some opportunities to work with Brooke as well and her new clothing line so it's a good transition for her to come home and feel inspired again and to work and be around her family and where she grew up," said Van Santen.