As mentioned below, Closing the Ring is about to hit Japanese theatres and the promotion has begun. Below is an interview with Mischa about the film but she also goes on to talk about different topics. There is a bit in the article that mentions Mischa had a baby, lol. Clearly something went wrong with the translator.
I thought that Ethel Ann is such a lucky woman being loved by 3 nice guys. So as a woman I was kind of jealous of her. At the same time I tried to imagine what I would do if I was in her position. So I thought this is thought provoking movie that made me think about destiny of love and also the friendship among men. Ethel Ann and Teddy thought that they would love each other for life, but if your love one died, you have to break that promise in order to move on to live your own life, but Ethel Ann kept that promise for 50 years and with that she hurt her husband and child for doing that. So, how did you understand her way of life and play this role?
Mischa Barton(M)：Well, I mean, I agree with you. It’s a very romantic idea that you love one person for your whole life. I think that till death do as apart has a lot of meaning. Even my grandfather was married until his wife died and you know, he found love again as an older man, so I think you have to be opened in life to ideas. And to new relationships and people so that you grow as a person. But I think it’s a very romantic and loving idea that Ethel Ann loves him so much that she can’ let go. Really she’s traumatized by the war and all that she has to see and experience in a such a young life and she’s a very um…passionate, opened almost nai¨ve person and so she kinds of loves with everything she has and that end up really hurting her. But it’s wonderful notion and I do believe in true love like that, but…like you said I mean it does end up hurting her and she doesn’t benefit from it. But in the film, she finds that closure and you hope that she does end up with Christopher’s character.
With Closing the Ring coming out in Japan this week, Mischa made the rounds a little while back to promote the movie. As part of her promotional visit, Mischa appeared on a TV show called Smap. Most of the segment is in Japanese apart from when Mischa replies but its really funny nevertheless.
Thanks to Riina for the tip!
A preview of Mischa’s cover for the upcoming issue of Nylon magazine has surfaced online. Scan courtesy LucyInTheSky from The Fashion Spot.
Debenhams (a British retailer) has now added some of Mischa’s handbag collection to their online store. By the way, the range Debenhams features is different to the selection available at ASOS. And speaking of ASOS, a fifth style has sold out on their website so now only two bags remain for sale. Debenhams currently features 10 styles.
A incredibly stunning Mischa stepped out on the red carpet in London to attend the Alicia Keys Keep a Child Alive Black Ball held in St. John’s Smith Square. Mischa has been involved with Keep a Child Alive for quite a while now so it’s nice to see her at another one of their events.
Scans of Mischa’s cover & spread of the French edition of Cosmopolitan have been uploaded to the gallery. Big thanks to Marie P. for sending these in to the site. The shoot is from the same day as the Cosmopolitan Turkey spread although it seems the French Cosmo went a little crazy with the photo shop on the front cover. You be the judge.
The Teen Choice Awards website is reporting that Mischa is on the list of scheduled celebrities to appear at the awards ceremony on August 4th.