Today she’s just come back from South Africa, where she visited a school in Soweto as part of her role as ambassador for Save the Children. She describes the trip as “life-changing” and her work for the charity as a “calling”.
“I went to see this little boy, Tembinkosi,” she tells me. “He was so sweet and shy. He was only eight . . . He has no toys. He sleeps on the floor in a room full of dirt and he only gets one meal a day. It was terrible. But if I can raise money, that will make a difference.”
So another photogenic star uses vulnerable children in Africa for a profile boost between film projects? “Well, if cynical journalists think that, I think that’s pretty jaded and sad,” Barton retorts. “If someone takes the time to actually go, I don’t think people sitting on their bums writing articles have the right to say anything, actually.”
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Photos of Mischa at the Gift Of Life IX Charity Ball in London have been added. Hopefully more photos surface soon.
A couple of mq untagged candids of Mischa leaving her hotel in London from Sept. 19th have been added. Seems that the London Fashion Week rush is now over. And it looks like Mischa isn’t wearing any make up in the candids, still beautiful!
Some lq candids of Mischa arriving at her hotel in London following the Vivienne Westwood event have been uploaded. Thanks to Maz for the pics! Apparently Mischa’s phone went missing so she was supposedly a bit distressed about that.
Photos of Mischa at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 2009 show during London Fashion Week have been uploaded. This time adding a bit of edge to a simple black dress.
Supporter Mischa Barton watched from the front row, telling PEOPLE “I do lot of work with Save the Children, and today I was doing press with them and they told me this charity is affiliated with theirs. I learned up on it, and Naomi is doing a good thing with it. She has always been very friendly and caring to me. She’s really sweet.”
I am Mischa Barton. I work with Save the Children to get 10 million people to take action by 2010 for the 10 million children who die every year. In my name, I want governments to help save the children who are dying needlessly every year before their 5th birthday.