Mischa Barton: I Wouldn't Star in 'The O.C.' If I Could Do It Again

by Antoinette Bueno       7:58 AM PDT, August 06, 2014

Though Fox's 2003 hit show The O.C. gave us such unforgettable lines as "Welcome to The O.C., bi*ch," it appears not everyone looks back on the teen drama with such fond memories.

… Including Mischa Barton -- aka Marissa Cooper -- herself.

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When asked by Metro U.K. in a recent interview if she'd take up the role again if given the chance today, Mischa got brutally honest.

"Probably not," she said. "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."

Mischa, now 28, famously struggled with personal issues post-O.C. fame.

She was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession in 2007, and sectioned under a 5150 -- which allows a psychiatrist to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves and others -- for two weeks in 2009.

"It's tough. It's really tough when you are young in this business," she admitted. "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!"

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Mischa recently made headlines again when news came out that her Beverly Hills, Calif. home has been put in foreclosure -- according to papers, she's nearly five months behind on mortgage payments, leaving her $100,000 delinquent.



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