THE OC star Adam Brody adores being famous as it gives him ample opportunity to break hearts and "ruin lives".

The geeky actor, who is enjoying a low key relationship with his OC co-star Rachel Bilson, knows he wouldn't attract nearly as much female attention if he wasn't a successful screen star, and he intends to make the most of it.

He says, "There is something attractive about success. Do I break hearts? I rip them out of the chest and then I stomp on them and put them in a blender.

"Then I give them back to them. I ruin lives."