News as "an intense first few weeks.""I came straight out of a film, came into this, thought I was going to get this dance training," she added, "and it's been a fun experience and I've learned a lot from [partner Artem Chigvintsev]."But eight months later, she told The Ringer it was downright "awful.""It wasn't collaborative like a choreographer on a film set...I was so confused by it," she said in an interview in December.
In 2009, the then-23-year-old's family held an intervention, during which she passed out after having taken Xanax, which she was prescribed after having her wisdom teeth out."And, I think, to give the show a real creative jolt in Season 4 and move the show in its own surprising, unexpected direction." last spring came as a bit of a surprise—and proved yet another decision she wasn't entirely happy with after the fact.After she was eliminated fairly early on, she described the experience to E!Throughout all her ups and downs, Barton has remained a regularly photographed fixture on the Hollywood scene, as well as a regular at fashion shows and film festivals, where she always seemed to be in a new movie.In 2013 she told that, after years of struggling with body image, she was feeling more at ease and keeping fit with Soul Cycle classes.Afterward she was hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold, meaning she was considered a danger to herself or others—an experience she would call an "eye-opener" in hindsight."It was a full-on breakdown," Barton told "I was never suicidal," she continued. But one slip of the tongue in a heightened moment and you find yourself in that situation."She admitted that she let herself be pushed too hard around the time of her days, both at work and at play."I asked to get out of jobs all the time and the response was, 'No you have to.' There's an attitude that you can't say no." Barton added, "I felt like I was 35 when I was 17."True story, all the while, she never quit acting—or even took that much of a break—during this same period of time, though the slew of titles she was racking up were largely forgettable., before another run of B movies.One of Barton's most memorable roles from that time, actually, was a turn in the 2012 music video for "Everybody's on the Run," by the Noel Gallagher-fronted band High Flying Birds, in which her dress gets caught in a cab door and is ripped clean off. Though the show premiered in 2003, a few years before Twitter would make celebrities so much more accessible to their critics, the comings and goings of the comely ensemble that also included Rachel Bilson, Adam Brodyand Ben Mc Kenzie were still so much headline fodder.Barton played the privileged but troubled Marissa Cooper, the main love interest of Ben Mc Kenzie's Ryan (and, for awhile, Olivia Wilde's Alex), and as her character was living the wild life in Orange County, Mischa became a fixture on the L. party scene that in those days included frequent Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan sightings.In May 2007, Barton needed a trip to the hospital after mixing cocktails at Nicole Richie's Memorial Day barbecue with prescription antibiotics.She was released after a couple of hours—and the bigger story became who leaked Richie's saucy invitation which jokingly stated "no girls over 100 pounds" were allowed at her party.