“The O.C.” alumna Mischa Barton has been tapped to star in CW’s drama pilot “A Beautiful Life.”
The project, from CBS Par, revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.
Barton will play Sonja, a supermodel and veteran of the high-fashion circuit who is struggling to keep on top and is in danger of slipping.
Barton can bring personal experience to the role as she has modeled for such companies as Calvin Klein, bebe stores, Aeropostale, Monsoon Accessorize, Dooney & Bourke and JC (Jeans and Clothes).
Barton was originally up for another CW drama pilot, “Melrose Place,” but that casting didn’t materialize.
Best known for her role as Marissa Cooper on “The O.C.,” Barton is repped by Paradigm.
BTW guys, this is The Hollywood Reporter breaking the news so its not some tabloid publication. Looks like we might be seeing Mischa on our screens very soon! We just have to hope that the show gets picked up by The CW.
Candids of Mischa out having lunch with a friend in LA have been uploaded. Check out the return of Ziggy and Charlie (Chiggy!), haven’t seen them in a while! Mischa is apparently in town to host a party for BlackBook magazine tomorrow.
With the DVD release only 7 days away, more promotional material for Mischa’s psychological thriller Walled In continues to trickle in. 35 promotional stills have been uploaded to the site. The DVD is available for pre-order through Amazon for just $14.99.
Also check out the new and improved finalized trailer for the movie below:
This from from an MTV news story about Ashlee Simpson joining the cast of the show:
In addition to the rumor that Locklear will be back for more backstabbing fun, “O.C.” alum Mischa Barton is rumored to make her return to the small screen for “Melrose Place.” If she does, EW.com reports she’ll play the good girl — either med student Lauren or schoolteacher Riley.
“This is news to me,” a rep for Barton told MTV News. “She’s just returned from Europe and heading there again for contractual commitments, but I know she has been reviewing scripts for pilot season, though I haven’t heard of anything specific.”
Mischa graces the cover of the April edition of Glamour magazine in Germany. Unlike previous issues, this one features a brand new photoshoot. Also included with the cover preview are some behind the scenes shots from the shoot. Thanks to Maz for the tip!
Here is Mischa’s latest blog from her official site about the status of her relationship with Luke Pritchard:
I’m sure you guys are all going to hear about it soon enough so I just wanted to tell you what is real first — I broke up with Luke when I got to London. Things just didn’t feel quite right. There was no cheating or anything terrible, the bad just started to outweigh the good and a long distance relationship is never an easy thing to do.
I hope that the press will show some respect in the near future as we both find it very difficult to deal with a lot of attention or speculation from the media. I think Luke is a great guy, but the type better suited as a . We have a surprising amount of mutual friends in England and I don’t regret our time together, I just couldn’t keep it going.
There is no bitterness between us…that I know of (sorry, I had to joke!). If there ever is a case of two people staying friends I’m sure it will be the case with us — our personalities are very good for that.
Lots of love to my fans! I’ll check in again soon.