We've happily had little to report about Mischa Barton for awhile and we hoped that meant the former Marissa Cooper was settling down and focusing on bringing her career back rather pAArtying her life away.
Though the latter remains true, we're told by Mischa that we should be expecting to see her back on the tube anytime soon. As she puts it, she still has a lot more soul searching to do and doesn't want to "rush" into anything just yet. She explains:
"TV is not something I'm looking at right now for a second, just because I'm really at a restful place in my life. I'm really just taking my downtime. I've seen a lot of other girls who just kept going and kind of spazzed out and I'm just really grateful to be settled right now and not working and not doing anything but working on myself. I just feel really blessed with a convergence of really good things going on right now, so I'm not in a rush to do a project."
But…but…but… We want an O.C. reunion! Don't you think you can forget getting mentally stable for just a few weeks to do a special appearance on Southland or something?!
We kid, we kid. We really want her to get her life back on track and come back fierce and really ready to work. But speaking of The O.C., while one would imagine that Mischa would look back on that time with real disdain, turns out, Mischa has a real reverence for it. She explained:
"I think it's funny and great that all these people do know me from it and kind of had to see me grow up and did see me grow up and go through all that s**t. Now I think people will come around to who you are as an actor and a being and get on your side, so I'm glad that that show - in a way - exposed me. It definitely established me as an actor and I think you can only embrace that."
What a very mature outlook on things! Who knew you were so in-tune with your emotions?!
We really couldn't be more pleased to hear you talk like this. We're super excited to know you're really taking the time to work on yourself and that you are seriously considering your next step in the biz carefully!
Keep this up!
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