Mischa Barton’s ‘Beautiful Life’

... is startin' to look less beautiful

Here are new photos of Mischa Barton lookin’, well, odd on the NYC set of her new TV series The Beautiful Life which, in all honesty, doesn’t look all that beautiful at all:


Mischa has been in NYC ever since she was released from the psychiatric hospital here in SoCal and she’s been pretty much making the most of her new freedom. I believe these photos are of her first actual work on the TV show. I dunno, I still do not think she should be throwing herself into a new project so soon after her mental breakdown, and these photos don’t help, but she is a big girl and I guess she’s gonna do what she’s gonna do. I guess it would be easier to believe that she’s no longer crazy if she didn’t, well, look crazy.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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  1. Jstar

    the bad make-up doesn’t help either….

  2. Lulu

    I like the 4th shot…..? :)

  3. Andrea

    there’s always a sort of lost look in her eyes these days. kind of sad.

  4. Andrea

    sort of a*

  5. Shannon

    Where the hell is Marissa Cooper??!!! I miss Coop!

  6. Mariah

    …I really don’t see why you think she looks so bad, Trent. I like she looks kinda healthy actually.

  7. Jadedkitten

    Dead behind the eyes.

  8. Mr. Gyllenhaal

    She is nasty…sorry!! She looks like LLO in they eyes…

  9. jo

    She looks fine, she’s playing a model pill-popper and is on set and ready to act.

  10. MeG

    Meh, we have seen a lot worse from young Hollywood Starlets. Yes it may have been a better idea to take some down time after the hospitalization, but if she wants to stay current she has to suck it up and start this new show.I think It’s a good thing that she is trying to pull herself together and save her career. Time will tell I guess.

  11. Illise

    The makeup is not the best for her but she is not that thin and she is looking better

  12. Janelle

    @Andrea – you totally nailed it on the hammer.

  13. Joanna

    I’ve seen some videos of her a while ago that she posted on her website. She looked much better back then. But I’m glad to see she’s back to work.

  14. Jaded

    I always feel like these candid shots of people are a not fair representation of what is actually going on with them. To say she looks crazy is kind of unfair when clearly she’s in the middle of a conversation and the photog caught her with her mouth open. It’s the same when you see the ones of celebs walking out of a club with a thousand flashbulbs in their face and they close their eyes and all of a sudden they are a drunken train wreck.
    Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that she’s not a mess, or that some of those celebs are drunken train wrecks, but sometimes these pictures need to be taken with a grain of salt.

  15. nicole

    i dont think she looks bad at all.

  16. Jill

    like my momma always said, ‘crazy is as crazy does’. That’s all I have to say about that.

  17. I don’t get the issue here, she looks happy / silly in the first…and as others pointed out these are candids of her on-set not really the best representation of her as a whole

  18. Alex

    WTF i agree with MANSCAPER i don’t see the problem either she looks great to me. This is one of the problems of our society we try to perfect every little fucking thing, we just notice flaws in people and dont take them for who they are.

  19. Paul

    So is ‘A Beautiful Life’ a drama or a reality show, cause lets face it, Mischa playing a drugged out ex-somebody isn’t exactly stretching her ‘acting’ talents.

  20. jessicagiovanna

    I hope the negative comments calling her crazy don’t get back to her. Coming back from a mental exhaustion is hard work and negative comments like that are gonna sting. I’ve been depressed before, nothing close at all to what she’s gone through but even still, negative comments from ignorant family members hurt. I hope she feels great and does well. I think that stars are fair game and all but when they’ve been mentally unwell or grieving they should alone.

  21. jessicagiovanna

    *should be left alone.

  22. I really thought she looked pretty good in all those photos! She looks alot better than some recent photos I have seen of this girl looking a little like L.L. in her wildest partying days.

  23. ABC

    She has a case of the crazy eyes

  24. mimi

    “Here are new photos of Mischa Barton lookin’, well, odd on the NYC set of her new TV series The Beautiful Life which, in all honesty, doesn’t look all that beautiful at all” –
    you have no idea how much that cracked me up. couldnt stop laughing!

  25. Katie

    I definitely agree with manscaper. She’s just being silly in those first two, obviously. The second row seems like pretty normal. They’re just her being lost in thought. Just some candid/mid-expression shots.

    I also REALLY agree with Jaded. I know candid shots of ME almost always make me look high, when, in fact, I’m definitely not! Candid shots always catch people in mid-expression/facial movement so they really don’t always hold much truth.

  26. David

    lmao wow, pictures are beign taken of ehr mid sentences, how can she look crazy when she is in the middle of doing shit, talk about kickign someone when their down,,,ps she looks good

  27. J

    Ahh i quite think she looks great. Obviously these 4 pictures are the ones where she is talking or doing something whilst the paps were snapping pictures. These aren’t poses or anything for the camera.

    Shes hot nonetheless.

  28. DJWhoop

    a beautiful hot mess

  29. jazzyjess

    never liked her at all but I dont thikn these pictures say anythng negative at all.. LOL they are kinda funny

  30. Lilliah

    When my boyfriend takes pictures of me talking, blinking, etc I have a 40% chance of looking wasted or crazy, and I don’t drink at all or take any drugs- I act silly and laugh a lot, though. I’m also the type of person who everyone thinks is mad or very serious when I don’t have a particular expression on my face, just because of my bone structure- I think pictures sometimes don’t say crap..

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