Mischa Barton’s latest film, indie I Will Follow You Into the Dark, is a romance-meets-scary movie that costars the very handsome Ryan Eggold as her supportive boyfriend who suddenly goes missing, causing Mischa to go searching for him in…you guessed it, the dark. It’s a lighter scary-movie fare for those who are scaredy cats this October. I caught up with the original Marissa Cooper to talk about what it’s like on set, her favorite OC moments, and more:
Tell me a little bit about the movie. What attracted you to the role?
Mischa Barton: Well, I thought it was just a really sweet character, and she had some interesting depth to her. I just liked the idea of the role and the director’s passion for the project too. It was a story he wanted to tell about faith and all these questions in life: “Where do we go when we die?” And the match with Ryan was really good. I thought that he was great. The whole thing really depended on the chemistry between me and the guy. When we got Ryan, I just thought it would be a really good cast.
What is it like filming a scary movie? Is there a different vibe on set?
Mischa: It depends. The bit that gets scary is the whole end of it, but then you have this whole other portion that’s not scary at all—the romantic stuff between me and Ryan. It was two different atmospheres. The scary bit gets filmed pretty quickly and some of it was really intense, especially toward the end it’s quite intense, the acting. But it’s just a small portion of it, so it’s like being in two different movies. We had a good time on both sides of the film.
After weeks of lead up, I Will Follow You Into the Dark has now hit cinemas and VOD in the US. I hope some of you have been lucky enough to watch this on the big screen, but for the rest of us, you can access the movie On Demand right now. Visit iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU or the Blockbuster On Demand App to rent the movie. Please support Mischa and this indie release romantic horror.
Photos of Mischa at the premiere of ‘I Will Follow You Into the Dark’ in Los Angeles have been added. Mischa was jointed by writer/director Mark Edwin Robinson and co-stars Melinda Cohen and Jaz Martin.
I Will Follow You Into the Dark hits cinemas in the US this Friday – October 11th. The movie will also be made available On Demand on the same day – visit Amazon Instant Video to pre-order.
London-born Barton says she was flummoxed by life in L.A. during the Fox melodrama, and that she prefers
working in indie films and theater
It’s been a long strange trip from “The O.C.” for Mischa Barton.
The classically trained, London-born, New York-raised actress — whose range of credits in theater and indie films barely survived her brush with teen stardom on the hit Fox network melodrama — says she’s much happier to be flying under the radar.
“That was a foreign world to me, and I didn’t particularly enjoy it or feel much at home there,” says Barton, 27, of the show that aired from 2003 to 2007. She now stars in the dark, brooding and cerebral romantic ghost story “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” opening Friday.
The actress, who got her start in heavy dramas (including the critically lauded “Lawn Dogs,” with Sam Rockwell) and drew critical attention for a scary turn in 1999’s “The Sixth Sense,” was thrown into a reality show-like world as “The O.C.” made her a star. Her character, Marissa Cooper, was a prototype of teen angst in the new millennium.
Just one week to go until I Will Follow You Into the Dark opens in US cinemas on October 11th.
I’ve harped on about this film for ages now, but it really is a beautiful movie. Mischa is FLAWLESS in both appearance and performance and her chemistry with Ryan Eggold is exceptional. If it is screening near you, please take the opportunity to see it on the big screen.
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Officially the best trailer ever made. EVER.
I Will Follow You Into the Dark hits US cinemas from October 11th.
To put things into perspective, I would be willing to un-see all of Mischa’s work since The O.C. even for just 10 minutes of this movie. She is that captivating in this role! I did get to see it a few weeks ago, but I’m still obsessing over it. And now I’m gonna start yelling in the hope that even just one person hears me, YOU HAVE GOT TO WATCH IT. Especially if you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity of seeing this in a cinema. /end fan rant
A slightly revised trailer for the upcoming October 11th release of I Will Follow You Into the Dark hit the blogs recently, check it out below.
Everyone just really needs to see this movie. And please do what you can to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform you can think of.
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Check out the US poster for the upcoming release of I Will Follow You Into the Dark. The movie is slated to hit cinemas from October 11th. And this is one Mischa movie you have got to see!