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Blame it on fame

Mischa Barton admits her life and career aren't what she expected.

The 28-year-old actress regrets appearing on the TV series, 'The O.C.,' that propelled her to stardom in 2003 and wishes she had continued to focus on film projects.

Mischa Barton. Credit: REUTERS

Asked if she would do the show again, Mischa, who famously played Marissa Cooper on the hit FOX series, said: “Probably not.”

She also told the UK's Metro newspaper: “It's something I came so close to not doing. I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have but it [is] certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be... I've kind of seen it all.”

It was recently revealed that Mischa is on the verge of losing her eight-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion after missing five of her mortgage repayments, leaving her $100,000 in arrears.

The actress bought the property for $6.4 million, taking out a loan of $4.2 million, in 2005 and has been trying to sell up since 2010.

The Spanish-style property was first put on the market for $8.695 million and then listed it again after a brief break but failed to attract a buyer. Mischa made it available for rent for $35,000 per month last year before putting it back on the market with the original price tag. – Bang Showbiz

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