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She's returning to television screens this summer as a new castmember of MTV's reboot of The Hills.
And while Mischa Barton will portray herself on the revival of the famed reality show, she revealed to The New York Times that she 'fought tooth and nail' to have her character die on The O.C. in 2006.
Actress - Time - Career - Character - Marissa
The 33-year-old actress was having a difficult time juggling her career with her character Marissa Cooper's storyline and despite heavy criticism about her exit from the Fox show, Barton feels like 'everything sort of worked out' on its own.
'I just had a lot in my career that I wanted to do and accomplish,' she said. 'I felt like things were really heavily reliant upon me, and I was getting no time to do any of the other offers that were out there.'
Mischa - Marissa - Cooper - Hit - Show
Mischa portrayed affluent girl-next-door Marissa Cooper in the hit show which aired from 2003-2007, but all was not what it seemed for the teenager.
Cooper battled with substance abuse throughout her three seasons on the show and was ultimately killed off in a car accident, but writers were hoping to leave room for an alternate ending where she lived.
Tooth - Nail
'I fought tooth and nail...
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