OC star Mischa Barton is spotted arriving on the set of Neighbors for a day of filming – after shocking fans by landing a role in the rebooted soap
Mischa Barton made a quiet arrival at the Nunawading studios in Melbourne on Friday during her first week on the set of Neighbours.
The OC star, 37, kept her eyes hidden behind dark glasses as she hopped out of her car in an all-black ensemble.
She looked stylish in a black blazer and matching trousers as she made her way to the set.
With her golden locks slicked off her face, the British-born American actor seemed to quickly bond with the rest of the cast members.
Filming for the day looked set to be fun, as crew members were also seen carrying inflatable pool animals while Mischa packed up her belongings from her vehicle.
Mischa Barton made a quiet arrival at Melbourne’s Nunawading studios on Friday during her first week on the set of Neighbors
Mischa’s role as Reece in the Amazon reboot will shake up Ramsay Street as her character’s identity is “not what it seems.”
The former Hollywood socialite’s appearance is intended to appeal to American viewers, as Neighbours, set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, is shown in the US on Amazon Freevee.
“I’m excited to be part of the next chapter of this iconic show, and I’m really looking forward to being back in Australia – a place I know and love!” Barton said in a statement.
She looked stylish in a black blazer and matching trousers as she made her way to the set
The OC star, 37, kept her eyes hidden behind dark glasses as she hopped out of her car in an all-black ensemble
Mischa picked up a takeaway coffee on her way to the set and carried her stuff in a brown bag
“I think Reece’s character will be a great role for me to explore and play with,” she added.
Neighbors executive producer Jason Herbison said, “As Neighbors launches on Amazon Freevee in North America, we are beyond excited to have an actor of Mischa’s caliber join us for the start of this exciting new chapter.
‘Mischa’s character is dynamic and unpredictable and will be an instant presence in Ramsay Street. Our loyal viewers will love her, at home and abroad.’
Mischa’s role as Reece in the Amazon reboot will shake up Ramsay Street as her character’s identity is ‘not what it seems’
Stefan Dennis was spotted on set in a suit, portraying businessman Paul Robinson on the show
Alan Fletcher, known for his role as Dr. Karl Kennedy, was spotted taking photos and video with a tripod and ring light on set
Barton began her career as a child actress in Hollywood films such as The Sixth Sense and Notting Hill, both of which were released in 1999.
However, she became a bona fide superstar when she was cast as the troubled teen Marissa on the hit TV series The OC which ran from 2003 to 2007.
Her career foundered after she quit The O.C. at the end of the third season, and Barton publicly struggled with life in the spotlight.
Cameras started rolling for Amazon’s revived Neighbors on Monday, and the series should return to screens by the end of this year.
The sequel of the long-running soap opera follows the million-watched finale in 2022.
She is best known for her role in The OC