The O.C recently celebrated its ten year anniversary of the premiere. Mischa Barton, who played Marissa Cooper, does not want a reunion. “I was like, ‘I hope everyone doesn’t start watching it again!'” she said to Us Weekly.
Barton’s character was killed off at the end of season three, which may be why Barton would not care for a reunion.
“It was a hundred percent a creative decision for the show and it was born out of both feeling creatively like it was the direction the show needed to head and also, quite frankly, a function of needing to do something big to shake up the show at the end of that third season to both get the show to come back for a fourth season and, I think, to give the show a real creative jolt in Season 4 and move the show in its own surprising, unexpected direction,” O.C creator Josh Schwartz explained to Huffington Post. “But Mischa showed up every day and did her job and did a great job and worked really hard so it had nothing to do with her.”
Although she may not be crazy about the idea, Barton tells fans not to write off the idea of a reunion. “I think things have to feel right and it doesn’t feel right,” Barton told Us Weekly. “Before The O.C. I was on track to do some great films, as well, and one thing happens and then I got this mega stardom all from this show. It is what it is, but I’m not looking to get sucked back into the limelight of it.”
Barton probably is not the only one who would not be on board with a reunion. In an interview with Vulture last week revealed that the cast of The O.C was very hard to work with.
“The kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude,” said Tate Donovan, who played Marissa’s father, Jimmy Cooper. “They just didn’t want to be doing the show anymore. It was pretty tough; they were very tough to work with. The adults were all fantastic, total pros … But you know how it is with young actors — and I know because I was one of them once. When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else. I mean, one of them turned to me and said, ‘This show is ruining my film career,’ and he had never done a film before. You just can’t help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up. So they were very difficult.”