“We had our first read-through [Wednesday] and we’re all so very excited to have her back. She’s such a great girl,” costar Sara Paxton said at Model Home Project’s pre-launch celebration for The Power of WE at The Gates in New York on Wednesday.
“We really didn’t talk about everything that’s been going on. It was really all work,” Paxton adds.
Costar Ben Hollingsworth admits the cast was just as much in the dark about the specific reason behind Barton’s hospitalization as anyone else. “We were all worried about her. We didn’t really know what was going on, but she’s looking great. She’s feeling great and it’s just good to have her back,” he says. “We start shooting again on Friday and she’s ready to work. We’re all ready to jump into it and are very excited – even Mischa.”
Hollingsworth believes Barton’s new role may help her cope with all that’s been going on in her life.
“She’s gone through it more than anyone in the cast and her character in the show is very intertwined into that lifestyle. I think she’s going to be able to draw on a lot of real-life experiences that she’s had to go through with paparazzi, rumors, and invasion of privacy and all that comes in the public eye,” he says.
As for Hollingsworth’s role on the show: “My character is basically based on Ashton Kutcher (who created the show) and how he experienced life as a model coming to New York from Iowa.”
The Beautiful Life debuts on the CW in September.
Mischa Barton’s co-star in her new TV show, The Beautiful Life, tells OK! that she was back to work yesterday after her recent breakdown.
Nico Tortorella, who plays a model named Kai on the new CW show, revealed at the launch party for the Blackberry Tour for Sprint that the Homecoming actress was at Wednesday’s table-read for the first episode and was “doing great” and “ready to work.”
He added that he and the cast were ready to help Mischa get back into normal life after the meltdown which saw her hospitalized and held by the authorities for her own safety.
“A bunch of [stuff] has gone down — you can’t really help it,” he told OK! at the party at NYC’s Thompson hotel on the Lower East Side.
“Everybody wants to see her get better and I think she will.”
The actor, who first met Mischa three month ago when they shot the pilot, said that he and the rest of the cast were ready to support her though this tough time.
“I’m here for her; I think we all are,” he said. “She has good people fostering good situations.”
She’s back 😀 And of course candids quickly follow. First set is of Mischa arriving at LAX to catch a plane to NY. And the second set is of Mischa arriving in NY. On one hand, I wish the media would give her some time to breathe. But I can’t say I’m not ecstatic to see her out and about smiling again.
The show must go on. And according to the executive producers of the highly anticipated CW series, “The Beautiful Life,” it will, despite star Mischa Barton’s recent well-publicized hospitalization. “We are happy to report that Mischa Barton is doing well and excited to start work, as we all are,” Mike Kelley and Karey Burke wrote in an e-mail to WWD on Monday. “Production for ‘The Beautiful Life’ will begin on Friday, July 31.” The e-mail also noted Barton is expected on set on Aug. 3.
Click this link for full story and photos featuring Sara Paxton and Ashley Madekwe. The story goes on to talk a little bit more about Mischa’s character as well.
Mischa Barton is on schedule to return to the set of her CW show, The Beautiful Life, PEOPLE confirms. The 23-year-old actress “will be resuming production as planned with the rest of the cast in NYC,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “She’s back to business as usual.” The show is due to start filming Friday.
Check out the US trailer for St. Trinian’s below. The film is slated for limited release in the US on August 28th, 2009.
As for the role Twitter plays in allowing the actor, whose with wife Demi Moore is a favorite of the tabloids, to bypass the media, Kutcher said, “I don’t have to rely on People magazine or Us Weekly, who are going to twist what I’m doing.”
Having said that, he provided an update on actress Mischa Barton, who is in Katalyst’s “The Beautiful Life” on the CW and who was recently hospitalized. “I can tell you right now Mischa Barton is doing great — I can give that to my audience straight and have a direct conversation without the filter.”
So with all the Mischa drama going on I let some of the regular updates slip. Various albums in the gallery have been uploaded with some new/old pictures. I’ve also added some scans from a couple of the weeklies in Australia. Check out the rundown below:
– Burberry and GQ Celebrate Burberry ‘The Beat’ For Men Adds
– Cosmopolitan UK Adds
– Chi Magazine Add
– Save the Children visit to Soweto Adds
– Smacky Glam Press Thanks to Nat
– Krasivye Volosy Russian cover & spread
– FHM (Germany) Cover
– Homecoming Promotional Stills Adds
– Handbag Collection Press Articles
– Handbag Collection Promo Add
– Who Weekly Spread August 03, 2009 issue
– Famous Weekly July 27, 2009 issue
– More! Magazine New season of handbags interview (Thanks to Mel)
I’ve also uploaded video from a Mischa segment on an Australian morning show called The Morning Show. It aired Friday morning in Aus. Its pretty much a rundown of all the tabloid stories that are flying around at the moment. Nobody actually knows what’s going on but at least we’ve had word from the publicist saying that Mischa is doing okay. People.com also reported the other day that Mischa has left the hospital.
As mentioned in that video, Mischa’s rep was accused of trying to hype up the story even more. However, the publicist, Craig Schneider, told Page Six: “I can assure you that I’ve been inundated with requests and inquiries from the celebrity weeklies . . . If none of them care, then by all means, please stop calling and e-mailing.”