Mischa Barton On The O.C.: "It Was Just So Long Ago"

Photo: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock.
Mischa Barton has done a lot in the past decade. Recently, she's appeared on Dancing with the Stars. But she still gets asked about the role she debuted 13 years ago: The O.C.'s Marissa Cooper.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Barton spoke fondly about the show. She admitted, though, that she doesn't tune in when its reruns air on TV.

Vanity Fair's Josh Duboff asked Barton if she finds it "annoying" when people keep asking her about The O.C. She answered with a thoughtful — and diplomatic — response.

"No, I'm never annoyed by it," Barton told Vanity Fair. "It was just so long ago: It really had its time and place. It changed pop culture. It's amazing all the things that kind of spawned out of it. So, no, I'm not annoyed by it, but I'm just like...people love to talk [about it]."

Even if Barton isn't watching old episodes, it's refreshing to hear that she still has positive feelings about the show. And since new fans will now be able to stream the series on Hulu, it's nice to hear that she won't mind answering more questions about The O.C. Check out Barton's full interview over at Vanity Fair.

More from TV

Loyal readers will know that we are quick to sing Sophie Turner's praises. But, in our defense, she makes singing her praises extremely easy. The Game of...
Update: 8:15 p.m.: The Will & Grace cast was filming not a reboot but a video about the election just in time for the first presidential debate. In ...
The third episode of the E! reality show Rob & Chyna revealed exactly how Blac Chyna's mother found out that the model and entrepreneur was a ...
The 2016 Emmy Awards were off to a great start when a surprising announcement came over the loudspeaker. A voiceover announced the next presenter: none ...
You don't have to be a die-hard American Horror Story fan to want to dress like one. Glamorous ghosts, wild witches, kinky vampires, naughty nuns, and yes...
There's no doubt that Netflix's Stranger Things is a coming-of-age story. There's high school heartbreak, failed friendships, overbearing mothers, ...
Mad Men ended nearly 18 months ago, and Don and Betty Draper's marriage ended long before that. But on Sunday night's premiere of The Last Man on Earth, ...
Kimmy Schmidt lives in her own world. It's a cross between middle school, the year 1999, and present-day New York. Mix in the fact that she was held ...
We know we don't KNOW our favorite TV characters, as in really know them, but somehow we can still erupt in tears and convulsions when they're taken away ...
JoJo Fletcher isn't opposed to continuing her love story in front of a television audience. Fletcher, who has been spending the summer with fiancé Jordan...
Sex and the City, like a cat, James Bond, or the succulent you keep by your desk, will never die. At the very least, rumors surrounding the show will ...
One Game Of Thrones actor has a bone to pick with showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and how they treat their cast. In an interview with StarTrek...
The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie is pregnant with her second child, and we've just learned the baby's sex. She built up the suspense on the Today show ...
There have been quite a few shows about witches throughout the history of television: I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, and Charmed. But perhaps the most ...