Falling out of the limelight in Hollywood can be demoralizing. Things always look better from the top, but not everyone can stay there. There are celebrities littered across Hollywood who fell from grace and struggle to get back to the top, or even just find work. Sometimes the best and only route is a shot at reality tv. Lisa Rinna took that route when she joined Real Housewives. Jobs and opportunities dried up following her time on Days of Our Lives with the occasional guest spot on tv here and there. She’s ultimately put herself back in the forefront and is making a pretty good living joining the wives of Beverly Hills. But is there anyone that could fit the bill for Vanderpump Rules? How about Mischa Barton.
Following her successful run on The O.C., Mischa Barton seemed like the next big star. Roughly 21 years old when she left the show, she was in prime position to take her career to the next level. But things did not turn out that way. She decided to take a year long hiatus and return to England to lay low but that would ultimately be a big mistake. Barton never quite made it back to the top. Sure, she graced a few covers of magazines in sexy lingerie and found some smaller roles here and there, but nothing ever quite materialized to the potential she once had. And that may be why she’s gone a bit psycho of late.
Barton has been no stranger to the news lately. In additional to a DUI and previous suicide scare, she has also had the following all happen to her since the beginning of 2017:
- 1/26/17 Barton was hospitalized for having a meltdown in her backyard claiming to be suicide. Neighbors were alert and videotaped her screaming while she straddled her fence.
- 2/12/17 Barton crashes a U-Haul into an apartment building.
- 3/15/17 Barton gets restraining order over 2 former boyfriend’s who are currently shopping a sex tape of Barton.
Doesn’t she sound like a cast member already? She’s every bit dysfunctional and can only look up from here. Time is clearly not on her side as each day that passes moves further from her heyday on The O.C. and with her continued troubled behavior, real job opportunities don’t look to be in her near future. As a 31 year old and someone seen frequently in West Hollywood, I think this makes a lot of sense. So what do you say Mischa, why don’t you grab your resume and send it Lisa’s way!