Mischa Barton fought with teeth and nails for Marissa Cooper to die on The O.C

Mischa Barton fought with teeth and nails for Marissa Cooper to die on The O.C. … while planning to return to television with MTV & # 39; s revival from The Hills

She returns to TV screens this summer as a new cast member of MTV & # 39; s restart of The Hills.

And while Mischa Barton will portray herself on the revival of the famous reality show, she revealed The New York Times that she & # 39; fought with the teeth and nails & # 39; to let her character die on The O.C. in 2006.

The 33-year-old actress struggled to combine her career with the storyline of her character Marissa Cooper and despite heavy criticism about her farewell to the Fox show, Barton feels like & # 39; everything worked out well & # 39 ;.

Star Power: Mischa Barton will portray herself at the revival of The Hills, she revealed to The New York Times that she fought & # 39; with teeth and nails & # 39; to let her character die on The O.C. in 2006; seen in January

Star Power: Mischa Barton will portray herself at the revival of The Hills, she revealed to The New York Times that she fought & # 39; with teeth and nails & # 39; to let her character die on The O.C. in 2006; seen in January

& # 39; I just had a lot in my career that I wanted to do and achieve, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I felt like things were really relying on me and I didn't get time to do any of the other offers that were there. & # 39;

Mischa portrayed the wealthy neighbor Marissa Cooper in the hit show of 2003-2007, but everything was not what it seemed to the teenager.

Cooper fought drug use during her three seasons and was eventually killed in a car accident, but writers hoped to leave room for an alternative ending where she lived.

Too much: the 33-year-old actress struggled to combine her career with the storyline of her character Marissa Cooper and despite heavy criticism about her departure from the Fox show, Barton feels like & # 39; everything turned out well & # 39 ;; can be seen at the show in 2004

Too much: the 33-year-old actress struggled to combine her career with the storyline of her character Marissa Cooper and despite heavy criticism about her departure from the Fox show, Barton feels like & # 39; everything turned out well & # 39 ;; can be seen at the show in 2004

Too much: the 33-year-old actress struggled to combine her career with the storyline of her character Marissa Cooper and despite heavy criticism about her departure from the Fox show, Barton feels like & # 39; everything turned out well & # 39 ;; can be seen at the show in 2004

The O.C.: Mischa portrayed the well-to-do neighbor, Marissa Cooper, in the hit show broadcast from 2003-2007, but everything was not what it seemed to the teenager

The O.C.: Mischa portrayed the well-to-do neighbor, Marissa Cooper, in the hit show broadcast from 2003-2007, but everything was not what it seemed to the teenager

The O.C.: Mischa portrayed the well-to-do neighbor, Marissa Cooper, in the hit show broadcast from 2003-2007, but everything was not what it seemed to the teenager

& # 39; I fought not to let that happen, because I don't think that's Marissa Cooper. I just don't think saying goodbye to sunset is the right goodbye, she told the Times.

& # 39; She's one of those burnout characters that I don't know how much more we can do with her. & # 39;

& # 39; Making the show was a lot by the end. I really feel that everything has worked out as it probably was. I may never have got a job or a job if I hadn't thought about it then. & # 39;

& # 39; I fought not to let that happen, because I don't think that's Marissa Cooper. I just don't think sailing into the sunset is the right goodbye & # 39 ;; to be seen in 2017

& # 39; I fought not to let that happen, because I don't think that's Marissa Cooper. I just don't think sailing into the sunset is the right goodbye & # 39 ;; to be seen in 2017

& # 39; I fought not to let that happen, because I don't think that's Marissa Cooper. I just don't think sailing into the sunset is the right goodbye & # 39 ;; to be seen in 2017

Mischa struggled with her next move after leaving the show because there was & # 39; an expectation that I would still remain Marissa & # 39; but she is excited for another chance with MTV.

& # 39; You're going to see me … It's not a thesis at all, & # 39; she said about her new role in The Hills revival.

& # 39; People always seem to have associated me with one thing, and I thought it would be a good chance for them to see the real me. & # 39;

The Hills: New Beginnings will premiere on Monday, June 24 on MTV, with returning cast members Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port.

Back again: The Hills: New Beginnings premiered on Monday June 24 on MTV, with returning cast members Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port

Back again: The Hills: New Beginnings premiered on Monday June 24 on MTV, with returning cast members Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port

Back again: The Hills: New Beginnings premiered on Monday June 24 on MTV, with returning cast members Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port

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