Mischa Barton gave up caring what people thought of her a long time ago after admitting if she knew what she does now she would have never set out for teen stardom in The O.C.
The 28-year-old issued a warning to other young Hollywood stars to keep their love lives under cover during an exclusive chat with Metro.
‘Probably not,’ the British-American star mulled on whether she’d take up the role again after her life derailed following fame in The O.C.
‘It’s something I came so close to not doing. I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have but it certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be…I’ve kind of seen it all.’
The aftermath saw her arrested for drink-driving and claims she was sectioned in 2009 following a trip to the dentist.
Asked if she cared about her reputation, Barton exclaimed: ‘Clearly not!’
‘That would really do your head in if you were thinking like that. I just like to be seen for the hard-working actress that I am and not for a bunch of extraneous press. In general people are super quick to harbour on the gossipy stuff and less on how much work goes into it.’
She admitted: ‘It’s tough. It’s really tough when you are young in this business. People blow a lot of hot air at you. That’s the main thing. Keep your head on your shoulders – even when you think your head is on your shoulders, sometimes it isn’t!’
‘It’s just one of those things when you are growing under a microscope and changing and that evolution is human. That humanity aspect means flaws – which people don’t want to see. Keep your private life private to the greatest extent that you can,’ she warned. ‘People have this insatiable appetite for it – so how far can you go with that?’
Barton told how it has been hard not to lose her cool over the jibes over her chaotic world.
‘There’s tough balance in being a nice person about it and becoming too closed off and not nice,’ she said.’
The star also insisted she had earned her stripes after spelling out the road to fame is a trudge.
‘People think they are overnight successes even when tonnes of blood, sweat and tears and years of ground work goes into it,’ she explained. ‘Which I find strange about society in general. They think it’s an instant thing where you work really hard for these things.’
Mischa Barton is the lead judge of VAPESTICK Style Icon – a nationwide campaign to find the county’s most stylish e-cig vaper launched by leading e-cigarette brand VAPESTICK®.
Article via Metro
USA Today has shared the trailer from one of Mischa’s upcoming movies Mining for Ruby.
It appears as though the movie will be available for download via VOD from August 1st. Mischa only shot for this movie for a very short time, so it appears that she’ll likely only have limited screen time.
Mining for Ruby unearths love, Alaskan style.
Directed by Zoe Quist, the indie drama — on video on demand beginning Aug. 1 — stars Daniel Ponickly as a widower named Jack who’s in a downward spiral of depression, and Antoinette Kalaj is Ruby, a grad student studying environmental engineering in the 49th state, where the movie was actually filmed.
After incessant persuading from his sister (Mischa Barton), Jack finally leaves the cozy confines of his cabin in Alaska and luckily meets and falls quickly for Ruby. However, this love story is not destined to be an easy one — she not only has a psycho ex (Jonathan Bennett) who likes a good scrap but Ruby also throws the whole town into a tizzy when, against the advice of her professor (Billy Zane), she inadvertently gets embroiled in a poisonous waste crisis.
Source: USA Today
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Here is the teaser poster for Mischa’s upcoming role in Cloudland co-starring Drew Fuller, Katie Parker and Adi Shankar.
Whether or not they’re are familiar with his name, horror fans definitely know the output of screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick. Having conceptualized the FINAL DESTINATION franchise as well as written the scripts for TAMARA and the 2008 remake of DAY OF THE DEAD, Reddick now hopes to further his prolific presence in the horror genre with his newest project, CLOUDLAND.
Aiming to become the feature length debut of short-form director Alex Bram, CLOUDLAND follows an investigative reporter on the heels of a cult’s prophecy following the murder of his young sister, which may be paranormal in nature. Reddick is overseeing the production as executive producer, with writing duties going to Bram and Martin Aguilera.
CLOUDLAND also sports an impressive cast, including Drew Fuller (CHARMED), Adi Shankar (THE VOICES), Katie Parker (ABSENTIA) and Mischa Barton (THE SIXTH SENSE). The film, set to lens in Los Angeles this fall, also will include the work of SFX team PRPVFX, who left their mark on the horror genre in last year’s splattery EVIL DEAD remake. You can see the first poster for CLOUDLAND below, and keep an eye out for more updates on CLOUDLAND as they come.
Mischa Barton, the actress, on sleeping on the beach in India, swimming with dolphins in Australia, and why she’ll never take a Ryanair flight again.
How often do you travel?
Quite a lot. I’m constantly travelling and probably can’t tell you how many flights I take in a year. I rack up a lot of air miles travelling all over the world, from New York and Australia to Dubai, Mumbai and other parts of Asia. When I was younger, my family and I travelled a lot as well. I was born in London and my dad took our family all over Europe before we relocated to the US. We travelled a lot around the States, too, including to New York and Miami, and we’d spend Christmas in Aspen, Colorado. We also visited the Bahamas. So I had a pretty varied existence growing up, travelling through America and Europe.
What do you need for a perfect holiday?
I like a good hotel – it’s where your adventure begins and ends, really. I’m usually up for mostly anything on holiday as long as I can go back to a good hotel at the end of the day.
I love Baur au Lac in Switzerland and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, which are both very good. In London, I like the smaller boutique hotels – a recent favourite has been No. 11 Cadogan Gardens in Kensington.
Favourite filming location?
I have very fond memories of Canada, especially Montreal, where I’ve shot so many films, and also of filming in Kentucky when I was younger. I also did a film in Australia, where I spent time working at Sea World on the Gold Coast, swimming with dolphins every day, which was incredible. I loved the beach in Goa, where I shot a film called Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. It was quite a Zen experience, following a vegetarian diet there, meditating and sleeping in a hammock on the beach for a week. I’ve also done some amazing modelling shoots in Australia, along the east coast. I had an incredible time visiting the Great Barrier Reef and got to see manta rays and so many tropical fish.
Best city for shopping?
It depends on what you’re after. When it comes to high-end fashion brands, such as Chloé and Louis Vuitton, it’s always great to buy them from where they originate in Europe, but it’s definitely not the cheapest place for them. Tokyo is a very interesting city for shopping if you want to find really offbeat designers. But I have to say I like New York best and it’s where I do a lot of my shopping, on Fifth Avenue and downtown Manhattan. I love all the department stores and how they’re all easily laid out for you. I always try to bring back something relevant to the place I’ve visited, so when I went to China I brought home some beautiful silk pyjamas.
The ones based in Dubai, such as Emirates, are fantastic.
Least favourite airline?
I took a Ryanair flight once and I will never do that again. I was made to combine two bags of luggage into one at the boarding gate, which didn’t seem physically possible but I was forced to try. So I was totally stressed out by the time I got on the plane. [Ryanair now allows passengers to take a second smaller bag along with their carry-on suitcase].
Worst travel experience?
The worst episode I had was in France when I fell quite sick with an ear infection after swimming in the ocean. I went all around the country trying to find a doctor on a Sunday. I’ve also stayed in some terrible hotels while filming, too. I remember filming a movie once in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and decided to stay at a house instead of a traditional hotel. I ended up digging myself out of the snow every morning just to get out of the driveway.
Best piece of travel advice?
Always bring a good book. It helps time pass more quickly, especially when you have delays at airports, because you can just find a corner and read. And always come prepared with little snacks and a bottle of water, too, for any flight delays you might face.
What do you hate about holidays?
The paparazzi. They are always my least favourite part of a holiday. You could be on the most gorgeous beach, but if there are paparazzi there, it’s no longer such a fun place to be. You would not believe the lengths they go to in order to get a picture. I think they once actually let the air out in my tyres on purpose while I was on a trip to Formentera with my boyfriend at the time. So we were forced to come look at the car while the paparazzi, of course, took pictures of the whole scene. That is probably why I prefer holidays in the mountains because less of this usually goes on.
What has travelling taught you?
I go through phases where I hate travelling and take it for granted, while at other times I’m so grateful to be able to go to the places I get to see. But it’s so important to see different places and put yourself in other people’s shoes. That’s how you grow and learn as a person. So I think travelling has taught me so much.
My sister is a lawyer and she works in London, so I’ll probably be there to visit her and my niece soon. I’ll also be spending some time in Canada and Alaska this year, shooting a new movie called Butterfly Love. I’ve seen pictures of some of the filming locations, so I’m really looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.
Mischa Barton uses Bonuit® Sleep Aid, a herbal medicinal product used to relieve sleep disturbances. For more information, see www.bonuit.co.uk.
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