Candids of Mischa out and about on Grafton Street in Dublin have been added.
See below if you missed the reasoning for the engagement ring.
If you’re in the US, make sure to check out the Lifetime Movie Network premiere of Cyberstalker.
Premieres Friday, September 14 at 8/7c on LMN.
Candids of Mischa at the afterparty for the official opening night of ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Harrys Bar in Dublin have been added. These are the photos that sparked the engagement rumours.
Mischa’s reps were, however, quick to give the real reason for the ring:
Is Mischa Barton ready to say “I do”?!
The former The OC star raised eyebrows recently when she stepped out in Dublin sporting what appeared to be some sort of blingy engagement ring.
Get your mazel tovs in order, because this one is…
So true. Well, kinda.
Barton is indeed wearing an engagement ring, but she and current boyfriend Sebastian Knapp (who have been dating since meeting at Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe’s wedding in June) aren’t planning on tying the knot just yet.
A rep for Mischa Barton tells E! News, “Mischa was wearing the ring as wardrobe for the opening night of her play.”
The prop comes in to play with Mischa’s role in Steel Magnolias, a run of the famous theater show-turned-movie taking place in Dublin until the end of September. Mischa plays Shelby Eatenton (made famous by Julia Roberts, of course) who starts her story by swapping blush-and-bashful vows.
And Mischa—who is earning fabulous reviews for her stint on stage—must be really enjoying the role, as she stayed in character (or at least costume) as she attended the after party held at Harry’s Bar. So kudos for returning to work, Barton. And we’ll keep our eyes peeled for a real ring.
WHATEVER happened to Mischa Barton? If you can recall, Hollywood’s golden girl was persecuted by the tabloid press for having — shock horror — cellulite a few years ago, and then we didn’t hear hilt nor hair of her again.
Until now. Barton is in Dublin until September 22, where she is playing the role of Shelby Eatenton in Robert Harling’s heartwarming play, Steel Magnolias at the Gaiety Theatre.
Set in Truvy’s hair and beauty salon in the small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana, it follows the friendship of six local women of varying ages through life’s peaks and troughs. It is a meditation on sisterhood and motherhood. It is laugh-out-loud funny and lump-in-your-throat sad.
Most will know the play from its 1989 cinematic retelling. Julia Roberts played Shelby, while a powerhouse of female talent including the sensational Shirley Maclaine, Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Daryl Hannah starred alongside her.
The title beautifully describes the complexities of women; how they can be as delicate as flowers yet iron strong.
Those who come to see the theatrical version will know the play as a film, rather than the other way around. Expectations will be high, and I don’t think it will disappoint.
Barton sparkles from the moment she steps on stage. We first meet her character on the day of her wedding, and we learn that she is unquestionably kind and relentlessly upbeat — even in the face of illness.
It is so easy to dislike saccharine sweet characters for their lack of edge, but Barton’s Shelby is instantly magnetic.
Another well-known face is Anne Charleston, better known as Madge in Neighbours. She plays the curmudgeonly Ouiser (Maclaine’s role in the film), and she takes to the task with aplomb.
Karen Ardiff (Truvy), Barbara Brennan (M’Lynn), Gillian Hanna (Miss Clairee) and Natalie Radmall-Quirke (Annelle) are equally captivating. Some of the Louisiana drawls occasionally slip when they drag their vowels all the way to Mississippi, but for the most part they give accomplished performances, never missing their beats.
For all the big hair, bright outfits and constant gossip, one forgets how difficult it is to produce an ensemble piece with just one set (the beauty salon). This cast make it look easy.
Check out this behind the scenes video of Mischa from the Heat shoot shared by Inanch London. Thanks to Caleb for the tip!
Scans of Mischa’s spread from the September issue of Front Row Monthly have been added.
Mischa’s made several television appearances in England and Ireland which I’ve already posted about on Twitter, but in case anyone missed it, here are Mischa’s two August appearances – Beat TV and Saturday Night with Miriam. The appearances are mainly in support of Mischa’s upcoming stage production of Steel Magnolias in Ireland.
Here are scans of Mischa’s spread from You Magazine – part of the Daily Mail newspaper in Ireland. Kinda obsessed with the cover shot (actually, the whole shoot!)
Thanks to photographer Patrick Bolger for tweeting about the spread, since I
could have missed it entirely if it wasn’t mentioned.