Mischa Barton: Done With TV?

Mischa Barton’s big comeback was supposed to be on this fall’s CW show The Beautiful Life, but as we all know, the show was canceled after just two lousy episodes.

So, what’s her plan now?

At last night’s Whitney Museum Gala in NYC, the 23-year-old actress told People that she’s trying to steer herself away from TV gigs for the time being.

“I think I need to back away from the whole TV approach. That whole world of network television, probably isn’t, for me, a good idea now. I need to start reading for more serious roles.”

While she doesn’t have anything set in stone, she’s working hard to pick the right project and work on getting back in shape, saying

“It’s too early to tell yet. I’m passing on all the [early] offers, because that’s not the stuff you want to do. I want to go fight for interesting things and look for something that’s going to be interesting for me … as a role.

Now that I’m not doing the TV show, I’ve got lots of time to work out.”

Well, the hard work seems to be paying off—check out new pictures of Mischa rocking a Versace gown last night in NYC.

Do you think she’ll make a comeback?

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