TBL: The Stars Strip Down, Mischa’s (character’s!) Drug Use
The show hasn’t even premiered yet, but the stars of The Beautiful Life are already creating a buzz –- and no, we’re not talking about Mischa Barton’s recent health issues. Sarah Paxton, Corbin Bleu, Ashley Madekwe and Ben Hollingsworth prove it wasn’t just their acting chops which helped land the plum roles, but their physical assets which put Beautiful in the title. Our friends at Zap2It.com show off the latest advertisements for TBL, which premieres Sept. 16, 9/8c, on The CW, and they’re not really leaving too much to the imagination. Ooh la la!
But let’s go below the surface and talk Mischa storylines. The ever-reliable WWK crew at E! Online got producers to dish what we can expect to see -- including a possible Gossip Girl crossover! Executive producer Karey Burke says Sonya (Mischa) will dip into some drug use: “Mischa's character ends up sort of taking a page from the whole Kate Moss situation and kind of using it to her advantage." She also teased that Elle Macpherson’s character -- who will be appearing in seven of 13 episodes -- “gets intertwined with Mischa Barton's personal life in a really interesting and surprising way.”
As for the recently-troubled star herself, executive producer Mike Kelley adds, “She looks great, and her acting is terrific. She's very positive and excited, and so are we. We feel really, really lucky to have gotten past this and to have her on the show. Her character is integral to all the stories, so her character is not going anywhere and neither is Mischa.” Good to hear!
Sitting on the edge of your seat for the TBL premiere or is all this early hoopla leaving you a bit Mischa! Mischa! Mischa!'d out? Take a side in the comments!