Photos of Mischa at the The CW and Harper’s Bazaar Launch Party for The Beautiful Life: TBL have been uploaded. Mischa looks AMAZINGGG!!! She’s pictured with various cast members including Sara Paxton, Ashley Madekwe, Ben Hollingsworth and Corbin Bleu. Mischa is also pictured with Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore as well as CW President Dawn Ostroff.
Also check out this really short video from MTV of Mischa answering a question about being back in NY:
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.
New promo shot of Mischa, Sara and Ben for The Beautiful Life. Unfortunately its only a very small version, hopefully the larger version comes out soon.
The Beautiful Life: TBL – Series Premiere Wednesday Sept. 16th, 9/8c – The CW
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).
The CW’s “The Beautiful Life: TBL” will be all over New York’s Fashion Week– and New York magazine.
In a very targeted mailing, 4,000 high profile contacts in the fashion and media worlds are getting a polybagged edition of New York magazine featuring those racy shots of the cast that caused a bit of media buzz earlier this month.
Next week, all New York readers and subscribers will see a six-page ad spread featuring tamer, but still risque, art of the cast (see below). And then, during Fashion Week, copies of New York featuring the ad spread and the naughty nudes will be handed out in the show tents. TheWrap.com
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
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.