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Mischa Barton Reflects on ‘Healing’ 20 Years After OC’s Debut


15. While Fox attempted to tease the major death in the season three finale, the victim herself, Barton, spoiled Marissa’s passing in an interview just before the episode aired. “My character has been through so, so much, and there’s really nothing left for him to do,” she said. Access Hollywood. Oops!

For Schwartz, he called the decision to kill her difficult. “It grew out of a number of issues,” he said. The daily beast“creation, casting chemistry, notes.”

16. So, did Barton want to leave the show? “Mischa didn’t want to leave the show any more than any other kid,” Schwartz admitted with a laugh. “There was complicated chemistry with the cast… but she certainly wasn’t actively looking to leave the show.”

He then added, “I think they had mixed feelings about their fame coming from a teen drama on Fox. It wasn’t how they imagined their careers going, so it was definitely a challenge .There have been many studies on how Johnny Depp was fired from 21 rue du saut“.