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August 7, 2014
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Mischa Barton gave up caring what people thought of her a long time ago after admitting if she knew what she does now she would have never set out for teen stardom in The O.C.

The 28-year-old issued a warning to other young Hollywood stars to keep their love lives under cover during an exclusive chat with Metro.

‘Probably not,’ the British-American star mulled on whether she’d take up the role again after her life derailed following fame in The O.C.

‘It’s something I came so close to not doing. I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have but it certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be…I’ve kind of seen it all.’

The aftermath saw her arrested for drink-driving and claims she was sectioned in 2009 following a trip to the dentist.

Asked if she cared about her reputation, Barton exclaimed: ‘Clearly not!’

‘That would really do your head in if you were thinking like that. I just like to be seen for the hard-working actress that I am and not for a bunch of extraneous press. In general people are super quick to harbour on the gossipy stuff and less on how much work goes into it.’

She admitted: ‘It’s tough. It’s really tough when you are young in this business. People blow a lot of hot air at you. That’s the main thing. Keep your head on your shoulders – even when you think your head is on your shoulders, sometimes it isn’t!’

‘It’s just one of those things when you are growing under a microscope and changing and that evolution is human. That humanity aspect means flaws – which people don’t want to see. Keep your private life private to the greatest extent that you can,’ she warned. ‘People have this insatiable appetite for it – so how far can you go with that?’

Barton told how it has been hard not to lose her cool over the jibes over her chaotic world.

‘There’s tough balance in being a nice person about it and becoming too closed off and not nice,’ she said.’

The star also insisted she had earned her stripes after spelling out the road to fame is a trudge.

‘People think they are overnight successes even when tonnes of blood, sweat and tears and years of ground work goes into it,’ she explained. ‘Which I find strange about society in general. They think it’s an instant thing where you work really hard for these things.’

Mischa Barton is the lead judge of VAPESTICK Style Icon – a nationwide campaign to find the county’s most stylish e-cig vaper launched by leading e-cigarette brand VAPESTICK®.

 

Article via Metro

 

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July 19, 2014
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USA Today has shared the trailer from one of Mischa’s upcoming movies Mining for Ruby.

It appears as though the movie will be available for download via VOD from August 1st. Mischa only shot for this movie for a very short time, so it appears that she’ll likely only have limited screen time.

Mining for Ruby unearths love, Alaskan style.

Directed by Zoe Quist, the indie drama — on video on demand beginning Aug. 1 — stars Daniel Ponickly as a widower named Jack who’s in a downward spiral of depression, and Antoinette Kalaj is Ruby, a grad student studying environmental engineering in the 49th state, where the movie was actually filmed.

After incessant persuading from his sister (Mischa Barton), Jack finally leaves the cozy confines of his cabin in Alaska and luckily meets and falls quickly for Ruby. However, this love story is not destined to be an easy one — she not only has a psycho ex (Jonathan Bennett) who likes a good scrap but Ruby also throws the whole town into a tizzy when, against the advice of her professor (Billy Zane), she inadvertently gets embroiled in a poisonous waste crisis.

Source: USA Today

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May 16, 2014
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Mischa Barton, the actress, on sleeping on the beach in India, swimming with dolphins in Australia, and why she’ll never take a Ryanair flight again.

How often do you travel?
Quite a lot. I’m constantly travelling and probably can’t tell you how many flights I take in a year. I rack up a lot of air miles travelling all over the world, from New York and Australia to Dubai, Mumbai and other parts of Asia. When I was younger, my family and I travelled a lot as well. I was born in London and my dad took our family all over Europe before we relocated to the US. We travelled a lot around the States, too, including to New York and Miami, and we’d spend Christmas in Aspen, Colorado. We also visited the Bahamas. So I had a pretty varied existence growing up, travelling through America and Europe.

What do you need for a perfect holiday?
I like a good hotel – it’s where your adventure begins and ends, really. I’m usually up for mostly anything on holiday as long as I can go back to a good hotel at the end of the day.

Favourite hotel?
I love Baur au Lac in Switzerland and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, which are both very good. In London, I like the smaller boutique hotels – a recent favourite has been No. 11 Cadogan Gardens in Kensington.

Favourite filming location?
I have very fond memories of Canada, especially Montreal, where I’ve shot so many films, and also of filming in Kentucky when I was younger. I also did a film in Australia, where I spent time working at Sea World on the Gold Coast, swimming with dolphins every day, which was incredible. I loved the beach in Goa, where I shot a film called Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. It was quite a Zen experience, following a vegetarian diet there, meditating and sleeping in a hammock on the beach for a week. I’ve also done some amazing modelling shoots in Australia, along the east coast. I had an incredible time visiting the Great Barrier Reef and got to see manta rays and so many tropical fish.

Best city for shopping?
It depends on what you’re after. When it comes to high-end fashion brands, such as Chloé and Louis Vuitton, it’s always great to buy them from where they originate in Europe, but it’s definitely not the cheapest place for them. Tokyo is a very interesting city for shopping if you want to find really offbeat designers. But I have to say I like New York best and it’s where I do a lot of my shopping, on Fifth Avenue and downtown Manhattan. I love all the department stores and how they’re all easily laid out for you. I always try to bring back something relevant to the place I’ve visited, so when I went to China I brought home some beautiful silk pyjamas.

Favourite airline?
The ones based in Dubai, such as Emirates, are fantastic.

Least favourite airline?
I took a Ryanair flight once and I will never do that again. I was made to combine two bags of luggage into one at the boarding gate, which didn’t seem physically possible but I was forced to try. So I was totally stressed out by the time I got on the plane. [Ryanair now allows passengers to take a second smaller bag along with their carry-on suitcase].

Worst travel experience?
The worst episode I had was in France when I fell quite sick with an ear infection after swimming in the ocean. I went all around the country trying to find a doctor on a Sunday. I’ve also stayed in some terrible hotels while filming, too. I remember filming a movie once in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and decided to stay at a house instead of a traditional hotel. I ended up digging myself out of the snow every morning just to get out of the driveway.

Best piece of travel advice?
Always bring a good book. It helps time pass more quickly, especially when you have delays at airports, because you can just find a corner and read. And always come prepared with little snacks and a bottle of water, too, for any flight delays you might face.

What do you hate about holidays?
The paparazzi. They are always my least favourite part of a holiday. You could be on the most gorgeous beach, but if there are paparazzi there, it’s no longer such a fun place to be. You would not believe the lengths they go to in order to get a picture. I think they once actually let the air out in my tyres on purpose while I was on a trip to Formentera with my boyfriend at the time. So we were forced to come look at the car while the paparazzi, of course, took pictures of the whole scene. That is probably why I prefer holidays in the mountains because less of this usually goes on.

What has travelling taught you?
I go through phases where I hate travelling and take it for granted, while at other times I’m so grateful to be able to go to the places I get to see. But it’s so important to see different places and put yourself in other people’s shoes. That’s how you grow and learn as a person. So I think travelling has taught me so much.

Where next?
My sister is a lawyer and she works in London, so I’ll probably be there to visit her and my niece soon. I’ll also be spending some time in Canada and Alaska this year, shooting a new movie called Butterfly Love. I’ve seen pictures of some of the filming locations, so I’m really looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.

Mischa Barton uses Bonuit® Sleep Aid, a herbal medicinal product used to relieve sleep disturbances. For more information, see www.bonuit.co.uk.

Article via Telegraph.co.uk

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May 13, 2014
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“Final Destination” creator Jeffrey Reddick is overseeing the film, which co-stars Adi Shankar and Katie Parker.

Mischa Barton (“The OC”), Drew Fuller (“Army Wives”), Katie Parker (“Absentia”) and “Dredd” executive producer Adi Shankar are set to star in “Cloudland,” a supernatural thriller coming together under the oversight of “Final Destination” creator Jeffrey Reddick, TheWrap has learned.

Reddick created the project and will share story credit with Alex Bram, who will make his feature directorial debut with “Cloudland.” Bram also co-wrote the script with Martin Aguilera. Reddick will oversee production.

Story follows a young journalist (Fuller) who investigates a religious cult’s terrifying prophecy after the paranormal murder of his younger sister (Parker).

Barton will play Fuller’s editor and love interest, while Shankar (pictured above) will play an intimidating member of the cult.

While Shankar is best known as an indie producer and film financier, he recently played an unrecognizable role alongside Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Voices,” which he also produced through his 1984 Privste Defense Contractors banner.

“The more we discussed the story, the more I realized that this had such a rich mythology, and strong characters, that we were talking about a franchise that I believe can be just as successful as ‘Final Destination.’ It’s a riveting, edge-of-your seat ride, and Alex and Martin Aguilera really knocked the script out of the park,” said Reddick.

VFX company PRPVFX (“Evil Dead”) will bring the script’s surreal elements to life, while Mark Lanza (“Independence Day”) will handle sound design for “Cloudland,” which starts production this fall in Los Angeles.

Reddick is represented by Anarchy Management, while Bram is repped by Allensworth Entertainment. Aguilera is repped by Vol. Unlimited. Parker is represented by Affirmative Entertainment and attorney Joel VanderKloot. Barton is repped by Artist International and manager Nuala Barton, Fuller is repped by the Gersh Agency and Untitled Entertainment.

Via The Wrap

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April 21, 2014
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Actress Mischa Barton will be the Celebrity Ambassador for the 2014 BritWeek Robertson Shopping Stroll. Barton will be on duty April 26, as thousands of Angelenos converge for the second annual BritWeek Robertson Shopping Stroll, presented by SoCal MINI Dealers.

Mischa Barton is best known from the hit show The OC, as well as feature films such as The Sixth Sense and Notting Hill. Barton has been an ongoing supporter of BritWeek and one of Hollywood’s biggest style stars, making her the perfect ambassador for this year’s event!

The BritWeek Robertson Boulevard Shopping Stroll is a full day event celebrating the best of British Fashion on the world famous Robertson Boulevard, one of the most high-end shopping areas on the West Coast with flagship stores and luxury retailers including Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Paul & Joe, Tory Burch and Michael Kors, as well as five British retailers, Anya Hindmarch, Ted Baker, Reiss, Joseph, and All Saints. The luxury retailers of Robertson Boulevard will feature exciting in-store events, special and exclusive BritWeek discounts, fashion previews, and more!

BritWeek is a non–profit organization that hosts a program of events every Spring to promote British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Miami. For more information visit www.britweek.org.

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April 8, 2014
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Check out this new interview of Mischa talking all things bridal-related to Wedding Ideas Mag. In case you missed it, Mischa took part in a beautiful shoot for the Intuzuri 2014 Bridal Collection last year.

Wedding Ideas caught up with The OC star on the set of her new film in Rome to have an exclusive chat about her recent collaboration with bridal designers Intuzuri and what she has in mind for her own big day…

Which is your favourite gown from the latest Intuzuri collection?

This is a really tough question as there are so many gowns in the Intuzuri new collection that I absolutely love! I particularly adore Berkhaya, I find it extremely sophisticated yet very romantic with a vintage feel. The Intuzuri shoot was so much fun! The entire Intuzuri team have been so great and I did feel like a princess trying on so many gorgeous gowns.

What are your top 3 wedding dress shopping tips?

My first advice would be to follow your instinct, to forget about what is trendy right now, listen to your heart and look for a dress that reflects your personality and your style.

The second tip would be to start looking for your dream dress as soon as you can so you have plenty of time to do your research, find out which brands you love and then search for your closest stockists.

My final advice would be to look for a dress with a good structure which will help enhance your curves and gives you the best shape. That’s why I adore the Intuzuri gowns, they all have an incredible fits which give you an amazing silhouette.

What would your dream wedding day look like?

I grew up in New York and for me this is still one of my favourite cities in the world, so I would definitely consider getting married in the Big Apple. I want my wedding to be classic, beautiful and elegant but I also want it to be fun! And I love colour, so that will play a big part.

Do you think women should try to lose weight for their wedding day?

Absolutely not! I support the idea that every woman should celebrate their bodies and their curves and feel confident in her own skin. Saying that I think it’s really important to lead a healthy lifestyle which will make you look and feel better on the day.

What would be your first dance song?

It would have to be Lovesong by The Cure.

What are the three most important qualities a husband should have?

I definitely look for a guy who makes laugh, and who doesn’t take himself too seriously. A perfect husband should also be caring, attentive and supportive.

What’s next for Mischa Barton?

I am currently shooting a new movie in Rome of which I can’t say much about! But I can definitely reveal that I have started to work again on my handbags line and on the Mischa Barton e-commerce site which I hope to relaunch very soon.

See more gorgeous gowns from the Intuzuri collection here or check out our favourite dresses for spring and summer 2014 in our Fashion section.

View the full article at Wedding Ideas Magazine. The page also includes the video from the shoot if you haven’t seen that.

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March 14, 2014
Posted by Sam   /   Filed Under : Movies, News

Michael Madsen and Daniel Baldwin will co-star in the crime film from mew [sic] Italian production and finance group AMBI Pictures.

Mischa Barton (The O.C.) and Danny Trejo (Machete Kills) have signed on to star in Hope Lost, a new crime thriller being financed and produced by Italian company AMBI Pictures.

B-movie favorites Michael Madsen (Sin City) and Daniel Baldwin (Vampires) have signed on to co-star in the feature set in the world of sex trafficking. Italian director David Petrucci will helm the feature. Shooting is set to kick off later this month in Rome.

Barton will play a young Romanian girl, bored with small town life, who dreams of entering the glamorous world she sees on Italian soap operas. One night at a club she meets Gabriele, who claims to be a TV producer who wants to cast her in a reality TV show he is making in Italy. But when she arrives, she is sold to the pimp Manol ( Madsen) and forced to make her living on the street. Things get darker with the arrival of Ettore (Trejo), a sadist who makes snuff movies.

AMBI toppers Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi will produce Hope Lost together with Cosetta Turco. Danielle Maloni is the executive producer.

The feature is the latest on AMBI’s slate, which includes the Phillip Roth adaptation The Humbling, which Barry Levinson is attached to direct and has Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest attached to star.

The Rome-based group recently wrapped production on the action thriller Sights of Death, which stars Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer alongside Madsen and Stephen Baldwin.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Also check out the first teaser pic of Mischa from the movie via Ambi Pictures.

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January 18, 2014
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Check out this incredible new trailer for Mischa’s upcoming role in A Prayer for Rain. The film is inspired by the real events surrounding the tragic Bhopal disaster. Mischa’s co-stars are Martin Sheen and Kal Penn.

Press play on the photo above to view.

 

In 1945 Union Carbide Corporation helped build the atomic bomb. In 1984 they built a time-bomb…

Starring Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn and a powerful ensemble cast, “Bhopal A Prayer For Rain” is an epic, ‘whodunnit’ that exposes the shocking events that led to the biggest man made industrial disaster in history, in which as many as 10,000 people were killed in one night and for those that did survive, the tragedy had just begun.

Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards.

Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson.

As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date.

Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologise? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…?

A disaster that set a deadly precedent for multinational corporate activity in the developing world and revealed a poisonous corruption at the heart of India, the world’s largest democracy – this is a story that demands to be seen.

 

 

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January 17, 2014
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I posted about Mischa’s involvement in this film in the development update a few days ago, but now the role is excitingly receiving some proper press courtesy of Variety.

And how awesome are the pictures showcased above of Mischa’s transformation into other memorable icons from the glory days of Hollywood and beyond. We can’t wait to see Mischa transformed into Jean Harlow.

Here is the story:

Mischa Barton has been cast as Jean Harlow in the biopic “By Love Reclaimed” for ThunderBall Films and Mania Entertainment.

Nuala Barton and Mario Domina are producing “By Love Reclaimed.” Adrian Finkelstein and Valerie Fanich will exec produce.

The script, written by Finkelstein, centers on the 1932 scandal in which MGM producer and Harlow’s husband Paul Bern was found shot to death in their Benedict Canyon Home — two months after Harlow had married him.

Harlow, one of the biggest stars of the 1930s, died in 1937 of kidney failure.

Barton, who is currently in London filming “The Hoarder,” recently wrapped the indie feature “Starcrossed.” She is repped by Artist International and Adam Trahan.

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January 14, 2014
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Check out the first teaser trailer from Mischa’s upcoming role in Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. The film also stars Billy Zane and Dee Wallace.

Press the play button above to view.

The town of Elwood is a small, rural collection of colorful characters tended to by “Doc” a physician who looks out for the well being of the town and sees the community as his patient.

Seiler, a war veteran trains a group of 20 something’s in paintball skirmish strategy as a practice for real weapon and militia training. It is an eclectic team of young men and women with Brody seeing potential in trainee Ian Sommers.
The town is enclosed wide fencing that stretches miles around its perimeter. What lies beyond the fence is something awful, in the deep forests surrounding the town. Humans die but keep moving & shamble the landscape looking to spread their infection in a grisly, horrific way. The community is guarded by a band of young people raised since children to be military combatants. Under the leadership of vet Seiler (Billy Zane), they are known by the community as “Zombie Killers” a negative term used behind their backs.

Ian Sommers tends to his dying mother Sharon (Dee Wallace) while having a semblance of normal life with girlfriend Nikki (Gabrielle Stone).

Rory Gower and his young wife Toni (Mischa Barton) search for a reason behind the plague while Seiler and his Young soldiers discover something far worse coming For Elwood. Something that may target them or put them in the way of an “Elephant’s Graveyard” and Hell.

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