Gone From The OC, Barton Sharpens Acting Chops

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First, Mischa Barton was written out of The OC. (Her character, Marissa, now resides in Newport heaven hell.)

With free time suddenly on her hands, what's a rail thin, awful actress to do but attend acting classes in London?

Quite Troubled

The Gossip supposes it can give props to any thespian that takes a break from the LA and NY club scene in order to enroll at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

The lessons may even be paying off already. Barton has four feature films coming out, as she expands her resume beyond that of a spoiled California teen.

For the record, that's four more movies that Kevin Federline has in the works.

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Mischa Barton Quotes

I don’t care if people try to put me down. I just think it’s so sad that that’s what people spend their time doing. It might sound crazy, but I’m a really nice person.

Mischa Barton

That was a low point for me. I never, ever would have thought I would be arrested. I was disappointed because it associated me with a group of girls that I would rather not be associated with.

Mischa Barton [on DUI arrest]