BARTON TURNS DOWN ‘GOSSIP GIRL’ ROLE!
Some hot gossip: Mischa Barton won’t be joining the cast of CW’s Gossip Girl.
TV Guide reported that Barton, 22, had been approached to play Georgina Sparks, an old friend of reformed party girl Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
But her rep tells Usmagazine.com, “She will not be on the show. She was approached, but her reps passed.”
Barton is now in Paris attending Fashion Week and promoting her upcoming drama Closing the Ring.
The actress — who was charged with DUI and marijuana possession this past week from a December arrest — last appeared on the Fox hit The O.C. Her character was killed off in 2006.
Despite rumors that she was ready to leave, she told Newsweek it was the producers’ decision to write her off the show.
“But I really think it’s best to do movies now,” she said at the time.
I personally think the decision is a slap in the face for both Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, they are the people who ultimately made her famous because they decided to cast her on The OC, but now when they offer her a role in their new show, she turns it down. I don’t know what to think. What is everyone else’s points of view?