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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Check out the poster for Mischa’s upcoming role in American Beach House.
Photographer Tyler Shields has a new book coming out in November called The Dirty Side of Glamour and Mischa’s going to be featured. The Huffington Post shared some photos from the spread. We’ve already seen two of the shots as they were used by GQ magazine a while ago, but featured below are the two previously unreleased photos. You can check out the pics used by GQ magazine here.
Continuing the promotional trail for the October 11th release of I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Mischa stopped by The Better Show to talk about the movie, her love of theater, a possible return to television and her role in Elephant’s Graveyard.
Here is a teaser trailer for Mischa’s upcoming action/thriller Beyond Justice. The film co-stars Vinnie Jones and Danny Trejo. Trailer via Fire Born Studios.
A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on the horrific world of human trafficking in the United States.
Check out photos of Mischa at the “Masters of Sex” series premiere in New York. Masters of Sex premieres on Showtime on September 29th.
Mischa stopped by SiriusXM Studios to promote the upcoming October 11th release of I Will Follow You Into the Dark. Check out the pics below.
Also added are candids of Mischa leaving the SiiriusXM Studios.