THE O.C. alum Mischa Barton looked nearly unrecognizable while hanging out makeup-free in Los Angeles on Sunday after reportedly getting fired from MTV’s The Hills: New Beginnings.
The 34-year-old actress was a main cast member on the revived reality show for just one season.
Mischa was spotted enjoying one of the final days of summer sitting outside on the steps near her L.A. home, soaking up the sunshine.
She sipped from what appeared to be a plastic cup of white wine as she took turns sitting on the stoop and walking around her area.
The former Fox star, who skyrocketed to teen stardom playing the privileged girl next door Marissa Cooper in The O.C. in the early 2000s, looked completely different from her teen drama days.
Instead of her once upon a time tight dresses and short skirts, Mischa wore a loose-fitting, pale pink, long-sleeved sweater with a deep V-neck and a pair of white, stretchy jogger pants.
She had her dirty-blonde hair up in a low, messy bun and her face makeup-free and a bit red from the sun.
After playing the scripted role of someone living and loving in California for a few years, Mischa joined the cast of MTV’s Los Angeles-set reality show, The Hills: New Beginnings, last year.
The first season of the revival series aired from June 2019 to September 2019, with the actress as a main cast member, and it was renewed for a season 2 shortly after it premiered.
A few stars from the original version, including Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Brody Jenner, were also part of the cast and are expect to return for season 2
However, according to Page Six, neither Stephanie nor Mischa will be returning, with sources telling TMZ that Mischa wasn’t asked back because she was too “bland” and “boring.”
While speaking about the report that she’s been fired from the show, Mischa simply later told ET: ”Yeah, let’s see when they can get production back up and going and see what happens with that and who’s gonna be on it.”
A source exclusively told The Sun last week that season 2 of The Hills is expected to start filming again next month.
The insider said: “The Hills will start filming in mid-October. Conversations about it are ongoing and things could change as they are still figuring out all the proper ways to make it safe.
“But the cast is really looking forward to it because most of them haven’t been able to see each other so it’s going to be a different start to the season.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Mischa will actually be back for any new episodes of the show as MTV has not yet released its official cast list for season 2.
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