Photos of Mischa at the Lacsote Spring 2010 Fashion Show have been uploaded. Mischa poses with The Beautiful Life co-stars Nico Tortorella (who also walked on the runway) and Corbin Bleu as well as Virgin Territory co-star Hayden Christensen.
I’ve also uploaded candids of Mischa out and about at Bryant Park for Fashion Week
Additional episode stills for TBL’s second episode “The Beautiful Aftermath” have been uploaded. Several of these stills are from the day Mischa and co were on location so a lot of them look like candids.
ASHTON KUTCHER EXECUTIVE PRODUCES, MISCHA BARTON AND ELLE MACPHERSON STAR — Raina Marinelli (Sara Paxton, “Last House on the Left”) is a stunning beauty with a secret past who makes an unforgettable impression while strutting down the runway in a Zac Posen (guest starring as himself) gown during New York Fashion Week, and effectively steals the spotlight away from fellow model Sonja Stone (Mischa Barton, “The O.C.”). Sonja has been out of the country for mysterious reasons, and is now desperate to convince her agent, Claudia Foster (Elle Macpherson, “Friends”) that she can reclaim her standing as the reigning supermodel. Deemed the new “it” girl, Raina soon meets Chris Andrews (Ben Hollingsworth, “The Line”), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy just entering the modeling world, and takes him to the “models’ residence” where she lives along with other young hopefuls, including Marissa Delfina (Ashley Madekwe, “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”), Isaac Taylor (Corbin Bleu, “High School Musical 2”) and the current alpha-male model known as Cole Shepherd (Nico Tortorella, “Twelve”). Christian Duguay directed the episode written by Adam Giaudrone (Pilot).
New promo for the show via TBL’s Facebook page. Thanks to Chris for the tip!
Mischa Barton returns to TV this fall as troubled supermodel Sonja Stone, popping pills and trying to make a comeback after taking a six-month hiatus from her modeling career. No one understands why she had to take the break — but it is revealed in the first episode.
Mischa made headlines of her own last month when she was hospitalized, and the buzz was that she was being dropped from the cast. But exec producer Ashton Kutcher stood by her, and so have her co-stars.
“She’s amazing. She’s here to work. She’s really actually inspirational in terms of her artistic ability and endeavors,” Nico Tortorella, who plays Cole Shepherd, tells ET. “I think she’s an amazing person and I am so glad to have her here.”
And when asked how Mischa is doing, Ben Hollingsworth, who plays Chris Andrews, says, “She’s doing great. I mean, I think it’s really surprising to see just how great she is doing. She seems in great spirits.”
In fact, art may be imitating life in the character of Sonja, who is living her life in the spotlight, hounded by paparazzi, and is at a make-it-or-break-it time in her career.
“There are themes thematically that are exactly what is going on in Mischa’s life and she has embraced all of it in a really smart way. I hope this community will find it interesting that she is brave enough to do that,” exec producer Carol Barbee says.
In fact, having Mischa on board is a benefit, according to series creator/exec producer Mike Kelley, who says Mischa can pickup the phone and call her model and designer friends and get them on board.
“Versace came onboard and gave us a gold shimmer dress,” Mike cites as an example.
“The Beautiful Life” reveals the ugly truth behind the modeling world, telling the story through the lives of young models and their tough agent, played by supermodel Elle Macpherson, who says, “It is authentic in its human relations and it is authentic in its portrayal of the industry.”
The series, which will delve into drugs, sex and love triangles, also stars a “High School Musical” graduate, Corbin Bleu, who is the target of a cougar’s affections.
“It starts off at first as awkward and she’s pretty much just using him,” Corbin says of his storyline.
“The Beautiful Life” premieres Wednesday, September 16 at 9 p.m. on The CW.
Click here to watch the cast video of these interviews
Candids of Mischa on set for an evening shoot for the show have been uploaded. Mischa is pictured with both Charlie and Ziggy. And also Ashley Madekwe and what seems to be Nico’s puppy. Not all photos are hq unfortunately.
Here is a new cast photo featuring Mischa and some of the other cast members from The Beautiful Life. Isn’t the photo STUNNING?!?! Big thanks to Mel from Blake Lively Web for scoring it in HQ for us.
Mischa Barton’s co-star in her new TV show, The Beautiful Life, tells OK! that she was back to work yesterday after her recent breakdown.
Nico Tortorella, who plays a model named Kai on the new CW show, revealed at the launch party for the Blackberry Tour for Sprint that the Homecoming actress was at Wednesday’s table-read for the first episode and was “doing great” and “ready to work.”
He added that he and the cast were ready to help Mischa get back into normal life after the meltdown which saw her hospitalized and held by the authorities for her own safety.
“A bunch of [stuff] has gone down — you can’t really help it,” he told OK! at the party at NYC’s Thompson hotel on the Lower East Side.
“Everybody wants to see her get better and I think she will.”
The actor, who first met Mischa three month ago when they shot the pilot, said that he and the rest of the cast were ready to support her though this tough time.
“I’m here for her; I think we all are,” he said. “She has good people fostering good situations.”