Break out your old Phantom Planet CDs, Death Cab For Cutie t-shirts and Captain Oats replicas: We’re going back to California.
We’ll admit, we were surprised to see “The O.C’s” Mischa Barton on the list of attendees at the 2011 Reality Rocks Expo. She’s not an actress we usually — or ever — associate with reality TV. It turns out Barton was in the house to promote her self-titled line of handbags, which is only available in the UK.
Being huge fans of “The O.C.,” we here at Zap2it knew we had to sit down and chat with the actress who played our favorite poor little rich girl: Marissa Cooper. Who didn’t swoon when Ryan (Ben McKenzie) ran through the door at the nick of time on New Year’s Eve to kiss Marissa? Who didn’t tune in and freak out when Marissa decided, ‘Hey, I’m a lesbian now!?’ And don’t you dare tell us you didn’t shed a tear (or, um, 40) when Marissa tragically died in Ryan’s arms at the end of Season 3. Not cool, Volchok. Not cool. Who ever would have thought a spoiled, alcoholic high school girl would end up being one of TV’s most tragic characters?
Lucky for us, Barton was more than game to answer all of our “O.C.”-related questions, including her favorite episode, when she knew the show was a cultural phenomenon and how she related to Marissa’s darkness. We also found out if Barton would ever be interested in gracing the small screen again.
So cue up “California” on your iPods ’cause nostalgia here we come… via Zap2it