A LUXURY weekend in the Blue Mountains has helped Mischa Barton prepare for the Melbourne Cup.
Barton, who shot to stardom as Marissa Cooper in The O.C., relaxed at the secluded conservation-based Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa after slipping into Australia over the weekend.
She spent time exploring the 4000-acre property and its views, sampling local and regional produce and indulging in a spa treatment.
“Wolgan Valley is absolutely stunning and a thoroughly relaxing experience,” Barton said.
“From the private villas to its commitment to caring for its wildlife and environment, the resort is spectacular in so many ways.
“I was especially thrilled to see so many kangaroos roaming freely on the land.”
The resort was the first carbon-neutral hotel in the world, and borders the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Barton will be a special guest of Emirates at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.Source: News.com.au
Mischa’s been all over Australian newspapers this morning ahead of her appearance at the Melbourne Cup. She appeared in several more publications but the photos were the same so I’ve just selected the three newspapers with different shots.
Mischa wears a dress by designer Toni Maticevski and a hat by renowned milliner Philip Treacy in the photos.
Mischa Barton along for the ride
STAR Mischa Barton caused a stir in the city when she met 2000 Melbourne Cup winner Brew by the Yarra.
The stunning actor, who shot to fame in the hit TV series The OC and has her own fashion label, arrived in town yesterday to attend the 152nd running of the Cup as a special guest of the VRC and Emirates.
“He was a sweet horse, really well behaved considering all the crowds,” Barton said.
Brew will join Might and Power, Doriemus, Rogan Josh, Saintly and Subzero at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade down Swanston St today.
“I’ve been to the Derby and Ascot, but I hear this (the Melbourne Cup) is even bigger,” Barton said.
She hopes to meet Prince Charles and Camilla who will also be special guests on Cup day.
Barton will wear a custom-made dress by an Australian designer and a headpiece by good friend and renowned milliner Philip Treacy for Cup Day.
Source: Herald Sun
Mischa appeared for a short interview on a morning show in Australia called Sunrise. Mischa is currently in Melbourne preparing for the Melbourne Cup, so the interview was done via satellite as Sunrise is filmed in Sydney.
Ben Banks is finally making its way to limited release in the US where it will screen in select cities. Visit the Ben Banks Facebook page for updates. The movie is also currently available on DVD in certain European countries under the title Beauty and the Least.
Well, it’s been quite an adventure, longer than anyone could have anticipated, but we are finally getting a small theatrical release for Ben Banks. It’s all in MEGAPLEX theaters in Utah – we’ll see how it does, but at least the folks in St. George will get to see it in a theater.
After that, we’ll do the whole VOD, iTunes, RedBox etc. thing…
Here is where it will be playing starting DECEMBER 7th, 2012:
ST. GEORGE: WASHINGTON RED CLIFFS
CEDAR CITY: FIDDLER THEATER
SOUTH JORDAN (SLC): THE DISTRICT 20
Check out the cool new poster for the movie.
Static Multimedia has uploaded a fairly lengthy interview with Mischa.
Reformed Hollywood wild child and fashionsita Mischa Barton on growing up, stripping off and learning to deal with the paparazzi.
Visit their website for the full article.
Additionally, a small article appeared in the Belfast Telegraph last week.
Mischa Barton felt ‘attacked’ by paps
Mischa Barton claims the paparazzi “attack your psyche”.
“When you are under watch 24 hours a day, you can’t live a normal life. That’s life in Hollywood. The paparazzi are always there. Always. They attack your psyche. No one gets out of that safely. It was an escape,” she told German newspaper Bild.”I wish had been prepared better for the fame. But I don’t regret anything! That’s pointless. Even if it was sometimes harder that I would ever wish on another person. But without my experiences I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”
The actress would think hard about pursuing her chosen career if she had her time again. She wants other young people to understand movie making isn’t as glamorous as they might think.
“Being famous is complicated. I don’t understand why so many teenager dream of this life. They don’t know what to expect. You give up your life for a little bit of fame,” she said.Source: Belfast Telegraph
Both articles could have done with some editing as there are seemingly obvious errors with certain portions of the text. Oh well.
Photos of Mischa from last week at the Alberta Passage Dinner Club in Vienna have been added.
presumably an appearance on Austria’s Next Top Model.
Barely a day passed following the conclusion of Mischa’s Irish stage production of Steel Magnolias before she jetted off to London for a photoshoot. Then she hopped on a plane to Vienna for the day to attend a store opening. And now she’s already in Berlin. Talk about a transatlantic lifestyle! And to top it off, Mischa’s due in Australia very soon – but who knows where she’ll stop before then. But for now, here is Mischa’s day in Berlin.