AceShowbiz - Mischa Barton fears her acting career is coming to an end.
The 33-year-old recently signed up to play herself on "The Hills: New Beginnings", which premiered on the small screen in June, and admits she grappled with the decision to stop auditioning for film roles to return to the reality television reboot.
"There is an underlying fear that I'm not going to find the right role or roles at this point, and I need to really be on top of my game at this moment," Mischa said. "It wasn't an overnight decision. It was a process to even decide to do it. And by that, I mean three months thinking about it."
The star has been landing parts in low-budget films and small productions in recent years and she felt exposing her real life in "The Hills: New Beginnings" might help boost her reputation in the movie industry and open her up to larger roles.
"There's always been a bit of mystery surrounding me. And people not really knowing, quote unquote, who Mischa really is. And sometimes it gets a little old, answering those questions," she explained, adding: "(In the new The Hills reboot) you see some of my relocating back to Los Angeles after having taken some time off and I really stepped away to the East Coast to a much more normal life. I was in upstate New York, in a very, very relaxed and real environment..."
"There's something about the business that you love and hate. Los Angeles is so intense and you have to be in the right frame of mind to get into the audition game. And I suppose that's sort of what you see me beginning to do, which is to try and get back into that."
In recent years, Mischa's life away from TV and movie sets has been making all the headlines following legal battles with ex-boyfriends and questionable party antics.