The same producer from below changed his tune for Access Hollywood:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. —
After police were called to assist Mischa Barton with a medical issue on Wednesday a rep for the star broke the news to Access Hollywood that Mischa would not be attending the premiere of her new film, “Homecoming,” on Thursday in New York. And now the film’s producer says he has several concerns.
“I found out yesterday right around when it happened because we live in a world of technology where things are immediate,” Bingo Gubelmann told Access at the movie’s premiere. “I was bummed out, and we tried to figure out exactly what was wrong first – [Was] she going to be OK?”
Though Gubelmann was concerned for the actress, he admitted he was worried that Barton being a no-show would hurt the movie’s premiere.
“Selfishly I was like, ‘Oh man! It’s never going to happen! No one is going to show up. [People are] going to come to a premiere with no stars,’” he told Access.
Gubelmann said he has not been in contact with the actress since her incident.
“I haven’t been able to [speak with her,] I think she’s under lock and key right now,” he continued.
Despite Mischa’s recent trouble, Gubelmann said he would indeed cast her again in future projects.
“It was amazing,” he said of his time spent working with the actress on the horror movie. “She was so professional. I would definitely work with her again, no matter what. No matter how this goes down.”
On Thursday a rep for Barton told Access, “Ms. Barton was safely transferred to medical treatment for which she remains hospitalized, as per the recommendation of her doctor.”
A producer on Mischa Barton‘s new flick Homecoming isn’t thrilled she missed the NYC premiere after being involuntarily checked into a psych ward Wednesday.
“It’s frustrating. And it’s not ideal,” Bingo Gubelmann told Usmagazine.com at the Thursday premiere. “It’s frustrating, but I’m not going to sit here and trash her because we’re young as a company and we’ve got to live and learn…I don’t want to be known as the producer that will turn on any actress at the drop of that hat.”
While rolling his eyes, Gubelmann continued that “it’s hard to remember” why he chose Barton to star in his indie flick, “because, you know, she’s not here right now.
“Now, I haven’t spoken to her yet because she’s totally unreachable, so I don’t know exactly what happened. I mean, I’m not as good at taking the high road a some people and yes, it would obviously be nice if she was here. Even just to hang out,” he went on.
Gubelmann said Barton didn’t seem “at all” unstable while shooting the flick in less than a month, 16 hours a day.
“She did it and she did an amazing job. It’s like, maybe she went method and maybe that’s what happened!” he said, laughing.
Producer Austin Stark was more sympathetic toward the actress, who required a police escort from her Hollywood Hills home to the hospital.
“I think we would have loved to have had her come out and support the movie, [but] you know, we wish her the best and obviously we hope she gets better,” he told Us. “Obviously, it’s a trying time for her. I mean, obviously we’d like her to be here but I don’t think it hurts the movie.”
Added producer Benji Cohen: “She’s going through a rough patch and she can’t be here. And it’s really too bad.”
Director Morgan J. Freeman told Us: “I hope Mischa is doing OK. My thoughts and prayers are with her. Health first, movie second.”
That first producer guy, Bingo Gubelmann, what an absolutely horrid example of humanity.
So I know the world is focused on Mischa’s current medical crisis, but I’m sure she would still want her work to be promoted and seen. HOMECOMING opens in limited release today in New York, Los Angeles and Louisville. Visit homecoming-movie.com for cinema locations. Make sure to go out and support the film if you’re in a nearby area.
NOT SO PRETTY: “She is sick.” That’s what Karey Burke, executive producer of Mischa Barton’s upcoming “The Beautiful Life,” CW series told WWD on the set of a shoot for the paper on Thursday. Barton had been scheduled for a photo shoot and interview, together with co-stars Sara Paxton and Ashley Madekwe, to promote the show. “Mischa wants very much to be a part of the piece and be interviewed later, but she has to get well so that she can be healthy in order to start actual production next week,” Burke said. Production for the show was scheduled to begin next Wednesday, although a CBS spokesperson later e-mailed she does not know when Barton will be in New York.
A rep for Barton had called WWD on Wednesday to say she would not be able to make the trip. Almost immediately thereafter, rumors started swirling on the Internet. Supposedly, on Wednesday Barton placed a call to the Los Angeles Police Department, and was subsequently admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In “The Beautiful Life,” she is set to play a Kate Moss-esque model who resurfaces after a mysterious absence.
Paxton and Madekwe did arrive as scheduled for the WWD shoot. Though neither had spoken to Barton, at least Paxton was following the rumors. “I read on People.com that she’s under 5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold) à la Britney,” said Paxton. “I don’t know what’s going on. I hope she’s OK.”
This source continues to maintain that Mischa is receiving medical care due to complications from oral surgery. As you know, others claim that Mischa is being held under an involuntary psychiatric hold.
I for one am questioning what the hell is taking so long for Mischa’s publicist to release SOME kind of statement. Either way, set the record straight.
*Updated again* 9:40 p.m. EDT July 16, 2009.
I spoke with a family representative about Mischa’s condition, and the horrible unnecessary gossip that is now all over the internet.
Interestingly NONE of the sites posting today’s information have confirmed what I know or what the facts are.
Of course as usual NONE of these sites will link to me, or the exclusive info here.
As I reported Last night, Mischa has been on pain medication for complications arising from oral surgery to remove impacted wisdom teeth.
Mischa is simply being observed and monitored while in the hospital and may have had a reaction to her medications.
From Los Angeles Times 8:40 PT — Reporting that Mischa, one of the stars signed to Ashton Kutcher’s production, “The Beautiful Life” is to begin filming in New York City next week, and Mischa is still scheduled to move there. According to a source at CBS Television Studios, the show’s production has not yet been disrupted.
Barton has been cast as an aging — the actress is 23 — model.
Mischa has been on pain medication and I spoke with a family representative and confirmed that Mischa Barton was taken to the hospital due to complications from oral surgery.
Whatever the case may be, I hope that Mischa is okay. And that we hear positive news about her condition very soon.
The director of Barton’s film said in a statement that those involved with the movie were “saddened” Barton will not be at the event.
“I along with everyone on the ‘Homecoming’ team are saddened to hear that Mischa Barton will not be able to attend the film’s premiere tonight in New York,” director Morgan J. Freeman said in a statement to Access on Thursday. “Her performance in ‘Homecoming’ is fantastic, and she will be missed at our premiere.
“We hope she is OK,” Freeman added, “and that her condition is not serious.”
Sources close to the film told Access Barton was due to fly into New York City on Wednesday evening. She had a photo shoot scheduled and was going to head out to the premiere around 3 PM on Thursday.
Barton is the star of “Homecoming,” playing Shelby, the ex-girlfriend of a football player in a small town, who does whatever it takes to get her beau back. The film co-stars Jessica Stroup of “90210” and Matt Long of ABC’s “The Deep End.”
“She has been dealing with a lot of personal issues,” a pal tells PEOPLE about the actress who has been spotted club hopping in L.A. and London the past few months. “I don’t know if she really ever gave up some of the bad habits that had gotten out of control a couple years back.”
The 23-year-old actress was scheduled to attend the premiere of her movie Homecoming Thursday night in New York City but remained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where she was reportedly placed under psychiatric hold.
“I wish her all the best. First and foremost, we want her to get healthy again,” Homecoming producer Austin Stark tells PEOPLE. “It’s obvious we’d like her to support the movie and be here, but we hope she gets better.”
And of shooting Homecoming with Barton in Pittsburgh, Stark says, “When she was on-set, she acted like a professional. I honestly had no complaints. She struck me as a nice young girl, she never said anything mean to anyone, and she wasn’t late on-set or anything like that.”
Actress Mischa Barton, 23, canceled a scheduled appearance at the New York premiere of her new film Homecoming tonight, one day after reportedly calling the Los Angeles Police Department with a health problem.
People magazine reports that police were called to Barton’s home at 3 p.m. Wednesday for a “medical issue.” The star’s rep, Craig Schneider, told People that the LAPD officers were there simply to protect the star:
“Police were involved due to Ms. Barton’s celebrity status, to safely transfer her to medical treatment as per doctor’s orders,” he said, adding that the actress is now “okay and resting.” (Police would not confirm Access Hollywood‘s claim that the actress has been placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at an L.A. hospital.)
According to the CW’s Paul McGuire, Barton’s upcoming drama The Beautiful Life, which begins production July 22 and premieres Sept. 16, will not be affected by the incident.