Hooray! We have some news.
Mischa is currently on set filming a movie called Deserted. It is another indie project, but the person behind it is a 27 year old female writer/director called Ashley Avis, which I think is really cool.
Here is brief synopsis:
When twenty-four-year-old Jae is released from prison for killing her mother, she returns to her childhood home in small-town Ridgecrest.
The desire to go anywhere but there prompts her to agree to join her brother on a road trip out to Death Valley … which results in getting them hopelessly lost in the most stunning, but unforgiving topographical terrain on the planet.
It appears that the movie is due to wrap on January 25th.
As I mentioned in the previous update and as I’m sure you’re all aware, things have been pretty quiet on the Mischa front lately. There haven’t been any major news releases or appearances, so in lieu of having several dedicated posts, I’ll give you a quick rundown of some of the smaller headlines from the last few weeks. Most of this will be film related as that’s really all the news that I’ve seen.
– Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain opened in the United States in limited release and is currently due for home release on February 3rd, 2015. This movie took many years to get released, and after the incredibly long wait, it seems that Mischa only has fleeting screen time. So that’s a bit disappointing. The subject matter is still significant so it should be a good project to check out anyway. The reviews of the film have been generally positive.
– Release dates for Throwdown and Mining for Ruby were mentioned on the site previously. Both these titles have since been released on DVD and VOD. I think by now you all know how much I appreciate Mischa’s work, but unfortunately, both these tiles are really flat. It is my recommendation that you only watch these if you happen to find them at a really good price. Thankfully, Mischa only has very limited screen time, but these two titles join a growing list of some very disappointing releases.
– The next movie due for home release is Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. I’ve not seen this yet, but once again, it appears that Mischa’s screen time is limited. The movie has a relatively solid cast and the premise should attract the zombie fans out there. This title is currently slated for DVD release on February 3rd, 2015, the same day as Bhopal.
– Other titles due for release in 2015 are 24 Hours, Checkmate, Operator, American Beach House, Hope Lost, L.A. Slasher and The Hoarder. I’ve not seen confirmation of release dates for any of these titles, but I would expect most of them to also be DVD or VOD only. L.A. Slasher, The Hoarder and Hope Lost appear to have the best chance of a wider release.
– I did leave out one title from the above list, and that is a small movie called Starcrossed. It had a very limited production budget, but everyone involved with the project appears to be very connected to it. So I feel like this is the one project to really look out for. One thing that can make any movie way more impressive than having a large budget is heart. Again, I haven’t seen specific release details for this, but I’m assuming 2015 is the goal.
– A couple of other tidbits… IMDb has recently updated Mischa’s management information. I’m not sure how accurate that is, but if Mischa has indeed changed management, we may see a different approach to roles moving forward.
– One other small thing that may or may not mean anything is that Mischa and Julie Plec recently started following each other on Instagram. Julie Plec is the series developer/creator of The Vampire Diaries, The Tomorrow People and The Originals. Plus she has worked on Kyle XY and the Scream movies. As I said, this may not mean anything at all, maybe they just know each other somehow. But in a perfect world, I would love if this meant that Mischa and Julie are looking to work with each other on an upcoming project. Or even an existing one.
– Finally, we move onto current news, which is a new project called Deserted… check above for details.
I think I’ve covered everything, but let me know in the comments if I missed a project or any other significant piece of news.
Here is the trailer for Mischa’s upcoming feature Hope Lost. This is the movie that Mischa shot in Italy earlier in the year.
The subject matter is quite dark and there is some disturbing imagery, so just a warning to some of the younger fans out there.
In other news, I know it has been a while between updates, just things have been very quiet on the Mischa front. I will do a wrap-up post for all the small bits and pieces of news that have come out over the last couple of months in the very near future. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
Here is the video of Mischa’s stunning and inspiring speech at the Millennium Campus Conference where she also received the 2014 Global Generation Award. Mischa gave a really thoughtful and heartfelt speech about how filming Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain in India shaped her understanding of the importance of education for women.
It is a real shame that the media never grabs onto these things to create worthwhile headlines. Instead, we are consistently stuck with superficial nonsense.
Mischa Barton is the lead judge of the new ‘Vapestick Style Icon’ campaign, searching for the next faces of VAPESTICK at fashion events and music festivals throughout the rest of 2014.
Winners will become the next face of VAPESTICK’s ad campaign, and win a £2,000 VIP shopping spree in London, the world’s fashion capital, with a stay in a top hotel.
Take a behind the scenes look at Mischa’s stylish, futuristic photo shoot for the campaign launch PLUS find out what Mischa is looking for in her iideal VAPESTICK Style Icon!
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MISCHA Barton is renowned for her role as Marissa Cooper in the fan favourite sitcom The O.C.
But with the pressure of being an actress comes the pressure of looking good and dressing well all the time.
In an exclusive interview with OK! Online, the 28-year-old beauty revealed: “Yes, there is a certain amount of pressure. But I think you always just dress for you.”
And of course, since starring in The O.C. Mischa has had to develop her own sense of style outside the teen sitcom character, having just been appointed head judge of VAPESTICK Style icon.
“When you’re playing a character, the wardrobe is a huge extension of that,” the star explained.
“I was pretty far from Marissa Cooper, so the wardrobe is definitely something that helped with that character.”
But when it comes to choosing fashion or acting, Mischa revealed: “They’re totally different parts of my life.
“First and foremost I’m an actress. It’s what I genuinely enjoy.”
And we’ll hopefully be seeing a lot more of the actress as she’s set to star in some other films: “I’ve done a few films this year so those are coming up next.
“There’s a couple of other things, coming up, scripts that I’m really excited about,” Mischa finished.
Well, we personally cannot wait.
To find out more about Mischa Barton’s role as VAPESTICK’s style icon click here
Article: OK! UK
Mischa Barton will judge a contest to find “the nation’s most stylish e-cig vaper”.
The actress and model will tour the UK, attending festivals and fashion events as lead judge of the Vapestick Style Icon campaign.
“I’m really excited to be hitting the road to find the UK’s best faces for Vapestick’s Style Icon campaign,” Barton said.
“One of my favourite things about the UK has always been the sense of style you guys have here and it’s exciting to see British street style now trickling up to the catwalk.
“I had an amazing time at the shoot and I can’t wait to find the most stylish people out there to take my place in front of the lens for Vapestick!”
Prizes for two winning entrants include a starring role in the next national ad campaign for the e-cigarette brand and a VIP trip to London, £2,000 shopping spree and photoshoot.
Aspiring models can also enter by uploading a photo to the Vapestick Icon website.
Article via: Digital Spy
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