TV followers have been left shocked in 2006 when Mischa Barton’s character Marissa Cooper was killed off the favored Fox collection, “The O.C.” through the Season 3 finale. Nonetheless, in a brand new interview, the actress revealed she felt the necessity to minimize all ties to the collection after coping with a aggravating work setting.
Throughout an interview with E! Information, Barton claimed her exit from the present was primarily based on a number of components, together with “common bullying from among the males on set” and her battle to take care of being thrust into the highlight.
“It’s a bit difficult. It began fairly early on as a result of it had quite a bit to do with them including Rachel [Bilson] in final minute as, after the primary season, a collection common and night out all people’s pay,” she stated.
Barton added, “Simply coping with like the quantity of invasion I used to be having in my private life, I simply felt very unprotected, I suppose is the easiest way to place it.”
In the end the actress was sad on the present and needed to broaden her profession.
“I used to be getting affords from huge movies on the time and having to show them down. I had all the time been supporting in ‘The Sixth Sense’ and any of these issues. My dream was to be provided these lead roles, in order that’s what occurred,” she defined.
“It simply felt prefer it was the most effective factor for me and my well being and simply by way of probably not feeling protected by my solid and crew at that time.”
Though Barton loved her time on “The O.C.,” the actress revealed she felt overwhelmed by the filming schedule and storylines.
“So midway via season two I might say, once we began doubling up on episodes and taking pictures [became] a lot tougher, and once more numerous that was an excessive amount of for me,” she stated.
“I didn’t know the place the character was going. I look again on it fairly fondly, however there’s stuff I believe folks did fallacious and the way in which they dealt with it. So, I simply didn’t really feel I may maintain going.”
Barton has since landed in a number of roles in movie and tv, together with her look on the MTV reboot “The Hills: New Beginnings.”