Supermodel Elle Macpherson is returning to acting with a recurring role on CW’s drama pilot “Beautiful Life.”
The CBS Par-produced project revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.
Macpherson will play Claudia, the owner of Focus Models, the top modeling agency in New York. She is an ’80s supermodel who is still in great shape and runs her business with the efficiency and toughness of a dictator.
Like her character, Macpherson was an ’80s supermodel. In fact, together with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford, she became part of the first generation of supermodels.
In the 1990s, she segued into acting. But after appearing in a string of movies, including “The Edge,” “If Lucy Fell” and “Batman & Robin” and recurring on NBC’s “Friends” in the late 1990s, Macpherson left Hollywood to focus on her business empire, whose portfolio of products includes workout videos, calendars, lingerie and beauty products.
Now Macpherson, repped by Fortitude, is making her acting comeback with “Beautiful Life.”
In the pilot, she joins Mischa Barton, Ben Hollingsworth, Sara Paxton, Ashley Madekwe and Nico Tortorella.
So Mischa Barton may not be mixing it up with Ashlee Simpson-Wentz on The CW’s “Melrose Place” this pilot season, but her new project will boast a co-star with a musical background.
The network confirms that “High School Musical”‘s Corbin Bleu (Chad Danforth) has been cast in Ashton Kutcher‘s “A Beautiful Life” as a male model with a Lenny Kravitz-type vibe. Bleu is not signed on as a series regular, but will definitely appear in the pilot.
Other names attached include Sara Paxton (“Summerland”), Benjamin Hollingsworth (“The Cutting Edge 3″), Ashley Madekwe (“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) and Nico Tortorella.
So, Corbin Bleu. Smart move on The CW’s part, no? How many of you “HSM” fans are into this news? Make you a little more interested in the show?
Candids of Mischa out at club Bardot in Hollywood have been uploaded. She seems to be smoking a lot lately :S.
Thought it was time for mischa-b.com to join the world of social networking. So with that in mind, I’ve set up a Twitter page for mischa-b which I’ll be using to keep you guys updated along with the regular updates on this site. The Twitter page will mainly be used for things that don’t make it to the main site; random articles, pictures, reviews, small pieces of news, rumours etc. I’ll also be able to let you guys know if I’m unavailable to update for whatever reason. Not sure if this idea will take off, but I thought I’d give it a try. Follow me?
Want a free copy of Walled In? The promotional company behind the movie is giving away 5 free copies of the movie. Head on over to this website to enter. Best of luck!
I’ve also uploaded concept art from the movie so you can see how the sets come alive from the drawing board.
And remember, Walled In is officially released on DVD March 17th. Head on over to Amazon or another retailer to purchase your copy. Here is another clip from the movie.
A mini photoshoot of Mischa while at BlackBook’s Hot Hollywood Party has been uploaded. This is the party that Mischa hosted at the Sunset Marquis. Photos are from Rony’s Photo Booth via Mischa’s Official Blog. Also uploaded are some hq photos from Mischa’s Evening Standard shoot from a little while ago.
– Evening Standard
Mischa attended a couple of fashion events the last few days:
– Burberry and GQ Celebrate Burberry ‘The Beat’ For Men
– Debut Of The Witches Fall 2009 Collection
Candids of Mischa following the Burberry event have also been uploaded. And the mq photos from the Mullholland Grill candids have been replaced with hqs.