Good thing The Beautiful Life got canceled, because apparently Mischa Barton is over doing television! In a new interview with People, the actress says she wants to concentrate on doing film for awhile. And we can’t help but recall that film was the reason behind her abrupt exit from the O.C.
Mischa Barton says, "I think I need to back away from the whole TV approach. That whole world of network television, probably isn't, for me, a good idea now. I need to start reading for more serious roles.”
And that doesn’t mean she’ll take anything that comes her way. Mischa says she’s "passing on all the [early] offers, because that's not the stuff you want to do. I want to go fight for interesting things and look for something that's going to be interesting for me... as a role."
It’s been a bumpy road for Mischa the past couple of months, especially after her 5150 hold that she claims was all because of a botched wisdom tooth surgery. "I was down in the dumps about everything there for a while. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom and get the most stressed out just to feel better again. I got completely stressed out and couldn't handle everything, and now I feel really in control.”
For now, Mischa is just concentrating on the physical by dedicating her time to working out. "Now that I'm not doing the TV show, I've got lots of time to work out," she says. For more on Mischa, and to see pictures of through the years, check out Popeater.