When we heard Mischa Barton was in town to promote the new range of Herbal Essence’s hair care, we couldn’t resist popping into her hotel suite for a wee girly chat about lipstick, eyeliner, her favourite Malibu beauty tips and just how many headbands she actually does own. Turns out Mischa – looking ultra-cool in Charlotte Olympia Heels, leather trousers and a military-style Temperley jacket – was in quite the confessional mood. So after we’d clocked her fashion credentials (she turned up to the P&G Beauty Awards later on in a gorgeous Alberta Ferretti S/S 09 dress), we got down to the serious business of gossiping. Check out the video to find out Mischa’s must-have products, her favourite place to hang out in London and just who she had posters of on her bedroom wall as a teenager. Grazia Beauty
Also, a couple of additional alerts. According to Twitter pages, Mischa was recently interviewed for a beauty segment in the July issue of InStyle magazine. And the BlackBook Twitter page is reporting that Mischa will be back in the United States by March 12 to host an event. Thanks to Marie for the finds.
New rumours are circulating that Mischa is testing for a role on the new Melrose Place. Please take this story with a grain of salt as Mischa has been attached to so many TV shows in the past and nothing has ever come about. Besides, I’m sure Mischa wouldn’t have to “test” for a role on The CW, she’d pretty much be able to click her fingers. 😉
Is Mischa Barton Moving In To Melrose Place?
We haven’t seen Mischa Barton on TV since Twilight star Cam Gigandet ran Marissa Cooper off an O.C. road a few years back, but it could just be a matter of time. An industry insider tells me that Mischa is testing for a role on The CW’s Melrose Place remake today, saying the network is very excited about her.
No surprise, as they had originally wanted Barton to play Gossip Girl‘s Georgina Sparks, a part that eventually went to Michelle Trachtenberg. Seems M.B. is more interested in the idea of depicting an adult TV character.
And you? Are you into the idea of an all grown up Barton back in your living room every week? I think it’s a good move for the show. While old school Melrose fans will probably tune in for the new series’ first episode, younger viewers who are more familiar with The O.C. may watch because of Mischa.
If she does in fact land the role, she will go to work with Greek‘s Michael Rady who was cast as Jonah Miller, an aspiring filmmaker, last week. His character is said to be a lot like the original show’s Billy, played by Andrew Shue.
No word on which veteran Melrose character Mischa might be emulating. Marcia Cross‘ crazy Kimberly maybe?!
Looks Mischa has signed on to star in a new comedy called The Science of Cool. IMDB is reporting that Mischa’s character will be named Jane and the official MySpace for the film and the production company are also reporting Mischa as the latest addition to the cast. For all the Friday Night Lights fans, also starring in the film is Jeremy Sumpter (who played J.D. McCoy).
There is a formula for being cool!
This is another independent film with a tiny budget of around $6 million (also according to IMDB). And from the MySpace is this take on the film: The Science of Cool promises to be a hilarious, modern take on some of the most classic 1980’s teen films such as Weird Science, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Sixteen Candles.
Mischa is feautred inside the current issue of Vanity Fair in Italy. The shoot is absolutely spectacular, imo. Check out some previews below, thanks to Chiara. Better quality versions will be uploaded very soon.
A cover preview of Mischa’s March 2009 cover and spread for the Spanish edition of Marie Claire magazine has been uploaded to their site. We’ll hopefully be able to get some scans soon but it usually takes a little longer to track down issues from overseas countries. The Marie Claire team also uploaded a couple of preview shots which you can check out below. If anyone living in Spain would be willing to scan it for us that would be really really REALLY appreciated.
A few blocks away, DJ duo Harley Viera-Newton and Cassie Coane were celebrating their 21st birthdays at Arrow Bar. Mary-Kate Olsen, Mischa Barton, Jessica Stam and Daisy Lowe were at the Modelinia-sponsored bacchanal, where party favors included star-shaped sunglasses, Indian headdresses (worn all night by Olsen) and T-shirts that read “I Came to Cassie and Harley’s 21st Birthday and All I Got Was This Lousy Hangover.”
Mischa Barton has Anglo-dar. “Brtish people tend to be quite eccentric and risk-taking in the way they piece things together,” she dished about how she picks out a Brit on the street.
Her take on that aesthetic? “I quite like that,” she told us from the front row at G-Star. So much that her handbag line is only available overseas. “I didn’t want to work with a huge American corporation,” said Barton, who was born in London and spends a considerable amount in time in Europe. “I wanted to do something that would express my own personal sense of style.”
But if Barneys came calling, she just might change her mind. “If it grows and it gets picked up by other outlets, or whatever, that’s great,” she confessed.
In recent days, slender star Mischa Barton’s even slighter frame has been cause for concern among many celebrity weight watchers, but the former O.C. actress insists to OK! she isn’t taking matters to extremes, and reveals that pilates is her secret to looking svelte.
“For me, it’s all about pilates recently,” the 23-year-old told OK! during Tuesday night’s G-Star Raw luxury jeans fashion show at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom. “I’m obsessed with pilates. I think it’s so fun.” And whatever you might believe, Mischa says she’s certainly not starving herself.
“I don’t do any crash diets,” she explained. “There’s nothing that I really do like that, because I’m always working. I mean, before I go do a film, I do workout more. I do get ready for a film and try to be healthy and in shape. And when I’m not working, I do less of it.”
To get into fighting form, Mischa says it’s all about the gym. “I do more cardio because I work long hours. Jogging, running — stuff like that’s really good before you do a film so you have more energy.”
Meanwhile, Mischa gives a “maybe” to remaking The O.C. a la the recent reboot of 90210. “I’m not sure that anybody’s ready for an O.C. remake,” she told OK! “Maybe I would do it. I don’t know. Marissa died, so it would be really hard to remake it. I don’t think she can come back from the dead, but maybe there’s another version of the show to be remade one day.”
By Valerie Nome for OK! Magazine