‘Beautiful Life’ Producers Promise Drug Action for Mischa

Fear not, drama fans; the producers of The Beautiful Life would like to assure you that Mischa Barton’s character, Sonja Stone, will be dabbling in plenty of substances, despite the delicate topic of Mischa’s recent real-life troubles.

Barton will be playing a high-profile fashion model with, as might be expected, a focus on the “high” aspect of that title.

“I had that conversation with Mischa, and those stories were going to be told with or without Mischa being the actress in that role, so I just said I didn’t want to be insensitive with what was happening with her,” executive producer Mike Kelly tells E! Online. “But at the same time I didn’t want to not tell interesting and dramatic stories, and she was so game.”

“There are things that we had planned on doing with Sonya’s character that we did not shy away from at all,” adds fellow executive producer Karey Burke. “Mischa’s character ends up sort of taking a page from the whole Kate Moss situation and kind of using it to her advantage.”

“The whole Kate Moss situation”? Hmm; we think we have a pretty good idea what that means…

Let us know in the comments section: Are you looking forward to checking out The Beautiful Life on September 16?