Mischa Barton Is a Pregnant Hooker. Thankfully, Only on Film. (PHOTOS)

By: Celebuzz / January 18, 2010

So this is what it’s finally come down to for Mischa Barton—working the stroll in an effort to save up for diapers and baby formula for her bundle-of-joy to be.

The former O.C. star—whose career and mental state are doing just super, thanks for asking—was spotted on the mean streets of New York on Monday, filming her guest spot on Law & Order: SVU. In which, if you haven’t already guessed, she plays a hooker with a heart of gold and a womb filled with a future mouth to feed.

She makes a pretty convincing streetwalker, doesn’t she? Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised. Because she’s such an awesome actress. Wait, what did you think we meant?

Click through the photo gallery to revel in the majesty of Mischa’s superior dramatic chops. WARNING: May cause utter amazement.