‘The O.C.’ Star Opens Up About Her Breakdown

Oct 17, 2013  •  Post A Comment

"The O.C." star Mischa Barton tells People magazine that her breakdown came after she was "under enormous pressure."

As a 17-year-old, Barton said her belief system was "work hard, play hard." She was arrested for DUI in 2007 and in 2009, she blacked out after taking a sedative. She ended up in a psych ward in an involuntary 5150 hold after threatening suicide, the story notes.

"It was a full-on breakdown," she told the publication.

She criticizes people who talk about her weight, with early comments focusing on how thin she was. Now, some are making comments about her weight gain.

"It was always, ‘She’s too skinny, she must be sick,’" Barton, 27, said. "Then it was, ‘She’s too big.’ I was never the right weight."

Barton recently taped a TV pilot called "The Gutsy Frog," in which she plays a schoolteacher.

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