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Is Mischa Ruining Her Own Career?

We thought Mischa Barton was strutting her stuff in Cannes to gear up for a screening of her new movie You and I. Instead, after hanging out at the festival for a few days, she skipped the premiere and headed to London for Britain's Best 2008. Apparently she thought the movie was awful and didn't want to be involved with the promotion. The film is just one of a few bombs that Mischa has been part of since The O.C., and while Assassination of a High School President got some love at Sundance, we want to know — do you think Mischa is ruining her own career?


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i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I don't think she can act, her personality sucks, she makes questionable fashion choices... but she is so pretty lol
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 9 years
I don't have anything nasty to say about Mischa, but I do think it is horrible how she just treats her acting jobs like she is so above them. I heard she leaked the ending of season 3 of the OC to tabloids and was laughing when she was filiming marissa's death scene. It's very disrespectful to the people who work so hard to put these productions together. If she doesn't agree with a role she shouldn't accept it.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
She hasn't been making the best decisions lately, and that could ruin her career,
Meka_suga Meka_suga 9 years
I don't know and I don't care but that dress is too cute. I want it!
trouble450 trouble450 9 years
I have never seen anything she has been in (except Sixth Sense, of course). All I see and hear about her is bad. Hope she cleans up.
Rnicolew Rnicolew 9 years
YES From looking a mess, acting a mess, to picking messy roles- chick better get with it....
iheartstyle iheartstyle 9 years
when Mischa was in the OC she was 1 of hollywood hottest stars and was always voted most beautiful etc. Then she got arrested for DUI which isnt good, and starred in some movies which i hear werent good. i think she has ruined her career and she probably doesnt want to keep playing a marissa type character so shes trying differnt roles. but her career aint so great now.
sidra5397 sidra5397 9 years
She doesn't have the talent to make me care...
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
Career?? Did I miss something?
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Ellen Page is a peer of Mischa Barton...Page represents someone that has made excellent career choices for herself. Barton absolutely PALES in comparison to her.
masibvo masibvo 9 years
Harsh comments towards someone who was a teenager when The OC started filming. I don't know about anyone else, but I was not a whizbang at everything when I was 17. She is a beautiful 20-something woman who is trying to make her own path. Sure, she has made mistakes (who didn't in their twenties), but I think she is making good choices for herself. She could have easily taken roles that would have typecast her as the "california pretty, dimwitted girl" in any teen flick, or teen show for that matter. I am glad she did not take the GS role on GG, WAY to predictable of a move. I think she is just trying to find her way. I don't approve of her DUI or other drug behaviors, THAT will turn her into a nobody before she even gets started.
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
does she have a career to begin with?!lol
Rawan Rawan 9 years
I think she'll find a way to be back on track
Does nobody else think her hair looks like a hideous wig of straw?? Kiiinda like she borrowed her hair from The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz??
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I never thought she was all that great back in her OC days. She probably does any project that will give her enough money to keep a steady high going.
Mali01 Mali01 9 years
She really needs to get her act together. The O.C., drunk driving, and dating Cisco Adler is not really a "career," but she is ruining whatever she's got going. Those pics of her smoking pot don't really do much to enhance her image.
michaela82 michaela82 9 years
she can't blame her performance in this stinker on the director, the writing, the editing. she never had potential for longevity anyways because she just doesn't have talent! her popularity is based on being gorgeous, being stylish, & being "marissa": the girl all the hot guys beat each other up over. even as a kid she got hired for why most kids get hired, not because she was talented (few are at that age, but everyone has "potential") but because she was cute & vulnerable looking and small for her age (every youth talent agent knows a 10 yr old can play a precocious 7 yr old better than a 7 yr old). enough rambling, but sadly the movie "homecoming" she did looks even worse!
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
If she were ANY good she'd be working on decent projects now given her high profile. I don't feel sorry for her at all.
Sporky Sporky 9 years
Brian, I don't even think Barton is all that nice. From the stories that I have read circling around, she's a major "female dog"...which actually sort of seems accurate, since she looks like Falcor the luckdragon with the doggy-like face in The Neverending Story!!!" Wiping tears of laughter over that!
Starfire Starfire 9 years
I think she was really good when she was a really young girl, but now, not so much.
sfiecb sfiecb 9 years
Yes-Mischa passed up the role of Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl! It's so funny that this is being published right now because literally just earlier today my friends and I were talking about what happened to her, and we all came to the conclusion that she wasn't a particularly talented actress and that we didn't need to see more of her. Michelle Trachtenberg is much better suited for such a devious role, though I would've loved to see Lindsay Lohan work her magic on GG.
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I still do not understand why she of all people gets invited to Cannes every year. Is the organization trying to trash out their reputation? Its like asking Paris Hilton to work for Planned Parenthood, completely in poor taste.
FeFiFoFum FeFiFoFum 9 years
I read an article that had several hotel employees claiming that she stayed there with her mother and talked to her mother like a dog. She was pissed and calling her mother an "idiot" as they were walking to an elevator and when they got on (with a few hotel employees) Mischa wouldn't look at her mother and kept calling her names, when her mom tried to get her to whisper instead, Mischa turned and screamed in her mom's face that she wished she'd never let her mother come with her. They said her mom was visibly upset and in tears as they stepped off the elevator. Anyone who would talk to their own mom like that needs a kick in the AS@!
kristinmarta kristinmarta 9 years
she wasn't that great to begin with even with all the hype around the oc. she was a fad and i sick of seeing her around.
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
thinking about it, i don't even know any truly successful movies where she performed exceptionally well...all she is famous for is the oc and crashing her cars into stuff
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