Mischa Barton is on schedule to return to the set of her CW show, The Beautiful Life, PEOPLE confirms. The 23-year-old actress “will be resuming production as planned with the rest of the cast in NYC,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “She’s back to business as usual.” The show is due to start filming Friday.
Two weeks after being placed under psychiatric hold, Mischa Barton has left the hospital and is ready to head back to work.
“I can confirm that she’s left the hospital with the intention to resume production” of her new CW show The Beautiful Life, her rep Craig Schneider tells Usmagazine.com.
Barton, 23, was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center July 15.
“She’s going through a rough patch,” Benji Kohn, producer of Barton’s new thriller Homecoming, told Us at the time.
But on Friday, Ashton Kutcher, a creator of The Beautiful Life, said Barton was recovering well.
“I can tell you right now Mischa Barton is doing great,” Kutcher told reporters at a technology conference in Pasadena, Calif.
Production on The Beautiful Life — which stars Barton as a pill-popping supermodel — is set to begin Friday.
Aside from starring in the Fox hit show The O.C. from 2003 to 2006, the British-born Barton has also worked as a model.
As for the role Twitter plays in allowing the actor, whose with wife Demi Moore is a favorite of the tabloids, to bypass the media, Kutcher said, “I don’t have to rely on People magazine or Us Weekly, who are going to twist what I’m doing.”
Having said that, he provided an update on actress Mischa Barton, who is in Katalyst’s “The Beautiful Life” on the CW and who was recently hospitalized. “I can tell you right now Mischa Barton is doing great — I can give that to my audience straight and have a direct conversation without the filter.”
So with all the Mischa drama going on I let some of the regular updates slip. Various albums in the gallery have been uploaded with some new/old pictures. I’ve also added some scans from a couple of the weeklies in Australia. Check out the rundown below:
– Burberry and GQ Celebrate Burberry ‘The Beat’ For Men Adds
– Cosmopolitan UK Adds
– Chi Magazine Add
– Save the Children visit to Soweto Adds
– Smacky Glam Press Thanks to Nat
– Krasivye Volosy Russian cover & spread
– FHM (Germany) Cover
– Homecoming Promotional Stills Adds
– Handbag Collection Press Articles
– Handbag Collection Promo Add
– Who Weekly Spread August 03, 2009 issue
– Famous Weekly July 27, 2009 issue
– More! Magazine New season of handbags interview (Thanks to Mel)
I’ve also uploaded video from a Mischa segment on an Australian morning show called The Morning Show. It aired Friday morning in Aus. Its pretty much a rundown of all the tabloid stories that are flying around at the moment. Nobody actually knows what’s going on but at least we’ve had word from the publicist saying that Mischa is doing okay. People.com also reported the other day that Mischa has left the hospital.
As mentioned in that video, Mischa’s rep was accused of trying to hype up the story even more. However, the publicist, Craig Schneider, told Page Six: “I can assure you that I’ve been inundated with requests and inquiries from the celebrity weeklies . . . If none of them care, then by all means, please stop calling and e-mailing.”
LOS ANGELES — Mischa Barton is “making improvements” and plans a return to work nearly a week after Los Angeles police say they escorted her for an undisclosed medical problem.
Spokesman Craig Schneider says the 23-year-old actress is “still seeking treatment but making improvements.”
He would not elaborate on Barton’s condition, but said Tuesday that Barton planned to report to work on the new CW series “The Beautiful Life” later this month. A CW spokesman for the show, which stars Barton as a pill-popping supermodel, said production was scheduled to begin July 31.
Police say they removed Barton from her home last Wednesday for an undisclosed medical problem. The department will not say what it was.
Google news Via The Associated Press
While actress Mischa Barton remains under court-ordered psychiatric supervision following a breakdown last week, rumors of what brought about the hospitalization continue to swirl. The latest and most prevalent is that the O.C. star had gone on a three-day cocaine “bender.”
However, a rep for Mischa tells OK! that this just isn’t true.
When reached for comment on Sunday night, Mischa’s rep stated that this story is “completely preposterous” and that there it contains factual errors about the events leading up to the actress being hospitalized.
Of course, if this is true, then the question of Mischa’s “medical situation” is an even bigger mystery than before.
In an era when film production is an increasingly risky business, a triumvirate of New York City natives with familiar last names have decided to throw their hats into the ring. Bingo Gubelmann (brother to Phoebe and Tantivy and cousin to Marjorie); Austin Stark (an heir to Stark Carpets) and their friend, banker Benji Kohn, formed Paper Street Films two years ago. This weekend, their very first effort, teen thriller flick “Homecoming,” was released and garnered a flurry of tabloid attention when star Mischa Barton landed in the hospital the eve of the premiere.
Stark talked to WWD.
WWD: Why did you cast Mischa Barton as the villain, former homecoming queen Shelby?
A.S.: There are very few actors that are that age who can validate the budget for your investors. So Mischa was on a very short list.
WWD: How do you think her involuntary pyschiatric-hold might affect the film?
A.S.: First and foremost, we hope that Mischa gets well soon. Mischa’s health first, movie second. That’s the important thing here. But, honestly, “Homecoming” is a pulpy teen thriller that appeals best to the younger set. If anything, it’s probably brought more awareness. But it’s certainly not how we wanted this to play out.
WWD: Did this come as a surprise to you or did her behavior on-set indicate that this would be a risk?
A.S.: She was a total professional. She came prepared every day, was always on time, and delivered a fantastic performance. I’m not too close with Mischa personally, so I was a bit surprised by all of this, but certainly not shocked. I hear the rumors like everyone else. The whole thing makes me a little sad.
There are a series of photos that have been released of Mischa the day before she was hospitalized. She is pictured resting at an LA hotel with an extremely bloated/swollen jaw. I have to say that these photos really don’t support the Access Hollywood story that Mischa was placed on a psychiatric hold. She looks like a girl suffering from medical complications from an oral surgery. Mischa looks very ill and fragile, I really really hope she’s recovering smoothly.
I don’t have any solid facts but as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. I do wonder why the paparazzi took so long to release these photos? And why Mischa’s reps aren’t commenting on the situation. There are so many conflicting reports, I think its time someone came out with the truth.
I won’t be posting the full set of photos as she’s just so vulnerable in them, but I know everyone is concerned and curious due to the media turning the situation into a free-for-all.
Edit: Received some emails overnight from people complaining that I’m feeding lies about the Dental complications story, lol. Just for the record, my personal stance on this situation is that I don’t know what the truth is. I’m not sure of either story. I want to hear from Mischa’s team for clarification. It is not my intention to flat out deny the psychiatric hold story, I just think that people should keep in mind there are other possibilities. We just have to wait and see. All that matters is that she is okay.