Mischa Barton is opening up concerning the toll fame had on her as a teen.
In a latest interview with The Sunday Instances, the actress, who rose to stardom at 17 years previous after starring as Marissa Cooper on The O.C., recalled the “trauma” she endured working within the trade when she was youthful.
“You’ll be able to go to remedy day by day for the remainder of your life,” Barton mentioned. “However there’s simply a certain quantity of trauma [from] all that I went by, notably in my early 20s, that simply doesn’t go away in a single day.”
The Neighbours star defined that she felt like she was by no means “ready for that degree of fame.”
She added, “It has by no means been one thing that I’ve sought out. I actually would a lot reasonably be nameless.”
However being nameless was principally not possible for Barton as a result of she was continuously adopted by paparazzi throughout that point in her life. She mentioned the entire expertise “was all very Starvation Video games” and actually impacted her psychological well being.
The actress famous that the paparazzi was “doing every kind of loopy stuff” to her, together with monitoring her automobile, making an attempt to climb over partitions to her home and paying off eating places. She added, “I used to be stalked. I did go a little bit bit nuts at [one] level. I simply felt actually helpless.”
However even when she wasn’t in public, Barton mentioned it was additionally troublesome as a result of she can be attacked on-line, with bloggers sharing destructive commentary about her when she was youthful.
“Nothing I did was adequate,” she mentioned. “It was the height of cruelty about younger ladies’s our bodies. It was wild.”
She later added within the interview, “Folks really feel so entitled to you and your physique and your picture. It’s a wierd feeling. It’s unusual.”
As for at present, Barton mentioned she’s glad to see that individuals are “extra prepared to speak about having had despair or nervousness,” in addition to acknowledge the conduct that younger ladies confronted throughout that earlier period.
“You’ll be able to see how sorry folks really feel for what they did to folks like Britney [Spears] then,” she defined. “Everybody now’s like, ‘I can’t imagine we did that to these poor ladies.’”