Mischa Barton had a rough start on the premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — but Summer has her back. That’s right, her ‘O.C.’ costar showed her support on Instagram during the March 21 premiere.
The judges were super tough on Mischa Barton after she struggled during the season 22 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, kicking it off with the tango. However, she had the support of her partner, Artem Chigvintsev and even if she doesn’t want to credit The O.C. with her fame, her costars/tv BFF also had her back and we’re kind of obsessed. See Rachel Bilson‘s super sweet message here!
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“Got to give it up for @mischamazing takes balls. Get it guurrrrlll!,” Rachel captioned an Instagram pic of her TV, where she was watching Mischa. She also added an adorable heart emoji, and honestly, our Marissa and Summer-loving hearts are so excited.
Mischa was pretty torn apart after her dance on night one, even though Carrie Ann Inaba said she respected her courage for coming out and dancing when it clearly wasn’t natural for her. Len Goodman on the other hand brought her to tears saying, “That wasn’t a dance, that was walking. Not enough Tango!” Ouch! The pair ended up getting a low score of 16 out of 30 (a little lower than I thought she deserved), for their tango to The Weeknd‘s “In the Night.”
Mischa also spoke with E! before the premiere and when asked if there was any chance her O.C. costars would come out and show their support, she said, “It’s 10 years later, so no!” Well, looks like you were wrong! You may have left the show in 2006, but that O.C. love never ends!
You can watch Mischa’s dance below, then let us know what you think, HollywoodLifers. Were the judges too rough on Mischa? Also, do you miss The O.C. as much as we do? (Duh!)