Former The O.c. star Mischa Barton never wanted to be an actress and only settled on the profession when she was cast in the hit show.
The 22-year-old appeared in a handful of TV shows and films – including hit soap All My Children and 1999 movie The Sixth Sense – before she landed the role of Marissa Cooper in the successful teen drama.
But Barton, who left the show shortly before it ended in 2007, insists acting was more of a hobby for her – and if she hadn’t shot to fame in The O.c., she would be doing something completely different.
She tells Moviehole.net, “There was a brief time when I was in my early teens when I considered dropping acting, and I wasn’t that into it. I was one of those kids who was willing to try other things, other careers, and go to college. I just happened to get cast on The O.C., but I was never set on it.”