Acting from the age of eight British-born Mischa Barton moved to America and made her international breakthrough in the television series The O.C. She has since starred in a wide variety of movies including Notting Hill, St. Trinian’s and Homecoming.
In my teens I felt like one of The Beatles.
I was sixteen when I joined the cast of The O.C. and it was a huge global hit in more than fifty countries. Wherever I went in the world I’d be recognised. In 2003 it was like the first wave of what we know as modern celebrity culture. In my mid-teens I had to learn to surf that unbelievably huge wave. It was like being caught up in a kind of crazed hysteria. Celebrities were considered fair game and everything was blown completely out of proportion.
Source: Mail Online
Britweek in Los Angeles begins with a launch party on April 23rd and continues until May 5th. www.britweek.org
Photos of Mischa leaving the Sayers club in LA following the event below have been added. Little bit of lipstick smearing happening, lol.
Extra photos from the gala itself have also been added since the initial post.
Photos of Mischa looking very pretty in white at the The Fire & Ice Gala By Candy Ice Jewelry Benefiting Fresh2o event have been added.
Just a quick update to mention the upcoming DVD release of Apartment 1303 3D in two English-speaking territories. Australia is up first with release slated for May 22nd, 2013 followed by the United Kingdom on June 3rd, 2012. You can pre-order in Australia via EzyDVD and in the
UK via Amazon. Both countries will receive DVD, standard Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray versions. The film is being released in other countries too, so check your local online retailer for specific dates in your location.
The starlet of The O.C. is 27 now, with a new horror movie out, A Resurrection. She talks to Ramin Setoodeh about what she’s been up to since her days as a paparazzi favorite “it” girl.
The full article can be read at The Daily Beast
This is one of those articles that annoys me and has given me the perfect time to share a bit of a personal rant. To clarify, it’s not so much because of content, but the somewhat condescending and passive aggressive commentary that goes along with it. For example, the journalist mentions that the PR rep for the movie specifically directs that personal questions are out of bounds. Instead of respecting the implied boundaries, the journalist
successfully avoids asking actual personal questions directly, but instead includes a blurb of Mischa’s personal troubles from previous years in the text between questions. It’s understandable that there is some overlap between the personal and professional, but surely there should be a statute of limitations as to when journalists present a prologue of an actor’s personal troubles each time they go out to promote a movie. It’s particularly of issue because it seems to only happen with younger actresses, stars like Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr., who both have extremely successful careers, are rarely, if ever, reminded of their personal histories during promotion for a movie. I’m not trying to suggest that PR agents should dictate editorial content, cause that’s even more dangerous, but if an actor has agreed to an interview for a movie, they are there on behalf of the movie. They are representing the particular body of work in question, and unless something in an actor’s personal life has directly impacted the movie in question, then it’s wholly irrelevant. Why do so many publications/blogs/news magazines have to behave like tabloids?
If you have your own opinion on this matter, sound off in the comments. Haters need not comment.
A Resurrection is now playing in select theaters.
Are you spending a lot of time in Los Angeles these days?
I still split my time between London and L.A. mostly—and New York obviously since I grew up there. I’ve been shuttling back and forth between London and L.A. for the past few years.
A Resurrection is reminiscent of ‘90s slasher movies even though it has a paranormal angle to it. Are you a big fan of the horror genre?
I’ve done a few horror films now. Some of them are more slasher than others, I’d say. Homecoming was one and I guess A Resurrection also has that quality. The other ones have been more tongue-in-cheek where they make fun of the genre. They’re all kind of different, but A Resurrection was definitely the one that prompted me to go back and watch the classics. I never really liked the horror genre before. I checked out stuff like the original Amityville Horror and Rosemary’s Baby. I was 23 when we shot this movie, which was two or three years ago… I’m losing track of time in L.A. It was a couple years ago. [Laughs] I can’t even remember. They wanted to go for a more classic feel with this one and it wasn’t meant to be a modern-day slasher film, which appealed to me. I became really deeply invested in the genre and I think I understand it a lot better now. Having said that, I don’t know if I’ll be doing a lot of horror moving on because I’ve had my share at this point. But I enjoy making them. It’s a great genre.
What scares you in real life? Do you have fears that are pretty pedestrian like the fear of heights? Are you maybe superstitious?
I believe in ghosts. I definitely believe in the paranormal. Every now and then, I’ll get worked up if I’m left alone in the dark. It’s like when you’re in a creepy place and there are weird vibes around you. That seems pretty common.
Source: Anthem Magazine
It’s been a weird few months with the amount of movies Mischa is attached to, and then not attached to, and then attached to again. The latest title is a UK production on a movie called “Kickback” that was due to begin shooting in April, but the production date just shifted to July/August. The cast list is a little confusing as the promotional banner for the movie lists Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Carlyle and Gerard Depardieu among others, while the written cast list on the website has an entirely different set of actors. It’s possible the above names were simply offered the project and are not confirmed, whereas, Mischa’s name is listed both on the promotional banner and on the written cast list which implies that more solid negotiations occurred. Since the start date recently shifted by a few months, that could also alter Mischa’s availability, so again, take everything with a grain of salt…
Here is the synopsis:
Inspired by true events. Some aspects have been fictionalised for dramatic purposes.
Anna is a reporter investigating the atrocities and injustices of War, She is an independent woman who does her job with determination and commitment. She lived each day as if there were not enough minutes in the day for what she needed to do in her life. A woman who has lived, but now unsure for how much longer.
Working in both camps she uncovers underhand deals and various plots of espionage and counterespionage. Her enemies think they are using her until she becomes a threat for both sides and somebody has her assassinated.
A Moscow detective, Ivanov, risks his life more than once, to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. As Ivanov retraces Anna’s steps, from Moscow, London to Bogota and Qatar, he learns about her kind, loving nature yet determination to reveal the truth about the war in her articles and yet she had secrets of her own. The trail leads him into a dangerous web of conspiracy and espionage involving: chemical warfare, an overdue library book, a secret affair, an undetectable gun, a missing daughter, co-ordinated terrorists attacks and the assassination of the President.
And you can visit the website for more details.
Photos of Mischa having a late lunch at Via Alloro in Beverly Hills have been added. It’s been fun seeing her back in LA for a little while, her look is quite different to when she’s in London.