The starlet of The O.C. is 27 now, with a new horror movie out, A Resurrection. She talks to Ramin Setoodeh about what she’s been up to since her days as a paparazzi favorite “it” girl.
The full article can be read at The Daily Beast
This is one of those articles that annoys me and has given me the perfect time to share a bit of a personal rant. To clarify, it’s not so much because of content, but the somewhat condescending and passive aggressive commentary that goes along with it. For example, the journalist mentions that the PR rep for the movie specifically directs that personal questions are out of bounds. Instead of respecting the implied boundaries, the journalist
successfully avoids asking actual personal questions directly, but instead includes a blurb of Mischa’s personal troubles from previous years in the text between questions. It’s understandable that there is some overlap between the personal and professional, but surely there should be a statute of limitations as to when journalists present a prologue of an actor’s personal troubles each time they go out to promote a movie. It’s particularly of issue because it seems to only happen with younger actresses, stars like Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr., who both have extremely successful careers, are rarely, if ever, reminded of their personal histories during promotion for a movie. I’m not trying to suggest that PR agents should dictate editorial content, cause that’s even more dangerous, but if an actor has agreed to an interview for a movie, they are there on behalf of the movie. They are representing the particular body of work in question, and unless something in an actor’s personal life has directly impacted the movie in question, then it’s wholly irrelevant. Why do so many publications/blogs/news magazines have to behave like tabloids?
If you have your own opinion on this matter, sound off in the comments. Haters need not comment.