Great promo highlighting Mischa on Dancing with the Stars. Starts Monday on ABC!!!
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) March 18, 2016
Photos of Mischa at the 22nd Season Cast Announcement of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars at Planet Hollywood Times Square have been added.
And a couple of portrait shots have also been added.
Really great article via Refinfery29.
From 2003 to 2006, I wanted to be Mischa Barton. I wanted hair that didn’t frizz upon meeting water. I wanted to wear Polo shirts and A-line skirts without looking like a warped pear. I wanted to pull off a small shoulder bag with ease. I wanted her height, her O.C. house, and I wanted Marissa Cooper’s access to name-brand (read: American Eagle) clothing. I wanted to woo the likes of Ben McKenzie and/or Ryan Atwood, and, like Marissa, I wanted a few life montages set to Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” (Minus the very last one, duh.)
Which, considering that Mischa Barton is only one year younger than I am, made sense. At the time (between the ages of 18 and 21), it was easy to project my ideas about her character and red carpet persona onto a real, live, human person. So her fall from the A-list seemed like a sad and disappointing surprise, instead of an understandable effect of the unrealistic expectations (see: “Be Marissa!”) we were all throwing at her.
When Marissa Cooper was killed in The O.C.’s season-3 finale, it shook us (me) all to our (my) very cores — especially since what followed for Barton was a very public downward spiral. At the time (and at ages when I don’t think many of us were willing to really understand addiction, mental health, and the effects of growing up in Hollywood), Barton’s name was a constant in tabloids. Perez Hilton cruelly nicknamed her, she was subjected to digs about her fluctuating weight, she made an unfortunate (and bizarre) appearance on a 2010 episode of Fearne Cotton’s series, and eventually revealed in a 2013 interview with People that all of this led to a breakdown.
In short, she turned out to be a human, and not a TV character. Which makes her return to television even more exciting.
Dancing With the Stars’ ballroom, here Mischa Barton comes.
The former star of The O.C. was officially announced as one of the ABC reality hit’s season 22 cast members on Tuesday, with Artem Chigvintsev as her professional partner. And when E! News’ Erin Lim chatted with the duo after the big cast reveal on Good Morning America, Mischa spilled that she’s actually been asked to do the show before.
“They’ve asked me for many years and it just wasn’t working with my schedule and it just wasn’t the right time,” Mischa said. “I just like staying busy and it’s fun training and why not? It’s a challenge and it’s a nice thing to do for a second and see how you do!”
And now that she’s finally joined the show, the 30-year-old actress, who can be seen on Freeform’s Recovery Road, said she’s most excited about “the costumes and the music.” Oh yeah, and her often-shirtless partner, Artem.
“I’m excited about Artem being my partner,” Mischa told us, before turning to him and asking if he has “a reputation” for not being shy about taking off his shirt on DWTS. His response? “I’m just going to go,” the blushing pro said, before pretending to walk away.
Something Artem isn’t going to walk away from, however, is holding Mischa to her promise that she would eventually show him scenes of her dancing from some of her movies. Mischa, though, is trying to temper his expectations now, saying, “I keep telling him you get, like, four or five takes at least where this is live!”
To hear how rehearsals are going for the pair so far, press play on our interview with Mischa and Artem above.
California, here she comes – right to the Dancing with the Stars stage!
On Tuesday, the full cast of DWTS season 22 was announced on Good Morning America, revealing The O.C.’s very own Mischa Barton will compete for the Mirrorball trophy.
“I know it will push me to my limits, both emotionally and physically,” Barton, 30, says in the current issue of PEOPLE. “You always learn something about yourself by doing that.”
The actress also says she reached out to Rumer Willis, 27, who won season 20 with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. (As it turns out, Barton actually met Rumer back when she played the dead girl under the bed in the 1999 horror film The Sixth Sense, starring Rumer’s dad, Bruce Willis.)
“I reached out to Rumer before signing on for the show,” Barton says. “She told me, ‘You are going to have the best time. It’s like family.’ And that’s exactly what it’s been like so far.”
As for what Barton hopes to get out of the experience?
“You always learn something about yourself when developing a new skill,” she says. “I’m going to learn plenty because you physically and emotionally are pushing yourself to your limits and that’s both terrifying and amazing.”
“When we first saw the pros dance I was like, ‘Oh my God! I’m never going to be that good. Let’s be real,’ ” she adds. “But it will be an interesting transformation.”
Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars premieres March 21 on ABC.
ABC has announced the full cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 22 ahead of its March 21 premiere. Celebrity dancers include Mischa Barton (Notting Hill), Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee, Living Single‘s Kim Fields, NFL star Antonio Brown and Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House). Here’s the complete list of celeb dancers and their professional partners:
• Mischa Barton with Artem Chigvintsev
• Antonio Brown with Sharna Burgess
• Nyle DiMarco with Peta Murgatroyd
• Kim Fields with Sasha Farber
• Doug Flutie with Karina Smirnoff
• Marla Maples with Tony Dovolani
• Von Miller with Witney Carson
• Wanya Morris with Lindsay Arnold
• Geraldo Rivera with Edyta Sliwinska
• Jodie Sweetin with Keo Motsepe
• Paige VanZant with Mark Ballas
• Ginger Zee with Valentin Chmerkovskiy