Mischa Barton Left "The OC"?

May 25, 2006 06:07:41 GMT

Mischa Barton's character in "The O.C." had been killed because of a mere creative decision only as explained by creator Josh Schwartz

Following the debate whether Mischa Barton was really forced to leave Fox popular series of "The O.C" or not, the show creator, Josh Schwartz, finally gave his remark concerning the matter. Concluded to kill Barton's character, Marissa Cooper, in the series' season finale aired May 18, the man firmly claimed that the elimination was purely a creative decision and had nothing to do with the actress.

"She was a complete professional," he commented earnestly. Nevertheless, a source close to the program has informed that the character was actually killed to raise the show's profile as it lately had tough struggle in the ratings. "Everybody's talking about The OC again, and that's exactly what they want," so the person said.

In related reports, Barton herself seemed to be quite satisfied about the removal of her character from the series she had been involved in since its debut in 2003. "Well, I was really excited that I get to die, to be honest," she told Newsweek Magazine. "I've done pretty much everything else with the character. It was better than one of those lame farewells."

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posted by johan on Jan 19, 2011
i love the o.c, the o.c has changed my life and i wan´t it back more than anything else! who´s with me?
posted by blah on Nov 09, 2009
guys guys guys she insisted on more money, my friend knows adam brody and he confirmed this. it's her own stupid fault
posted by used to love the oc on Aug 18, 2008
soo stupid that is completely the reason of the show ended! god that guy is an idiot i hate him i want the oc back!
posted by Oc on Jul 23, 2008
decision of killing Marissa's character might have benefited the show in short term ,but the show is screwed up without her, and replacing taylor in her place omg season 4 sucks.......
posted by florenciaa_9 on Dec 05, 2006
how can they possibly kill marissa? ahgg i dont like the oc anymore, it sucks dude, everybody its so depreses and they just havent got reasons to go on, and now they are separating seth from summer, i mean, every body used to watch the show to see if mariissa was going to end up whit ryan, now it just doesnt make any sense

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