We chatted with the star about her big return and her appearance on reality television, her future, and her handbag line.
After taking some time off, Mischa Barton is back on the scene — and she looks fantastic. The star was on hand, filming scenes for June Ambrose‘s reality show, at the A. Turen boutique for a preview of her latest handbag collection where we got to chat with her about her return to television.
“Everyone keeps throwing that word around and I’m okay with it cause I have definitely taken a break,” she said when we asked her if she considered this reality show to be her big comeback. “I’m definitely older, I’ve taken a break, I’ve been working in film and I’ve been really trying to lay low — although the occasional bullshit paparazzi stuff still seems to leak and I can never seem to fully get away with it. That’s okay, you know as long as people are really starting to concentrate on the right things again, which is the incredible amount of work that I do. Things are good. I’m really happy and it has been great working with June [Ambrose] on this. She has also been shooting the other half of the episode with Catherine Malandrino. I think it’s a great opportunity for people to see what I have been doing.”
While Mischa definitely wants to settle down eventually, she is definitely embracing her comeback. “Within five years I want kids and I wanna be settled in the country. I don’t wanna be bothered. I want to be really quite private and happy, so now is the time. I’m working hard and I love my work and I do think that I’m not a forever public person, so I think while I’m young and loving it and working hard to enjoy it. In five years from now I can see myself doing theater in London and living in the country. I almost feel ready for it now — but not really!”
Aside from her appearance on the reality show, Mischa also has three upcoming roles — including a staring role in a Lifetime movie. “I don’t think I knew what I was getting myself into with reality but it has been fun. I am a pretty private person but I think it’s good for people to see me and what I’m like cause there is so much suspicion out there. I think when you’re private and a little guarded it’s kind of shocking. I never read the stuff but I realize people think things and they believe the things they read, so it is good for people to see me on TV just being me. It has been good hanging out with June — she’s pretty wild but it’s fun!”
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