Open up on his fiery CO the exit was only the beginning. Now Mischa barton shares all the uncomfortable truths about growing up as a child star in the 90s and early 2000s.
In a personal essay for Harper’s Bazaar United Kingdom, the 35-year-old actress revealed that the last year of my 40s “brought a new perspective to life and made me reflect on the trauma I have been so afraid to talk about for many years.”
The main one was the fact that she felt sexualized even as a young actress. “The truth is, sex has always been a part of my career,” Barton wrote. “Don’t get me wrong, I loved being an actress and my work on stage. I felt very tall, proud of my job and really committed to it, but I was still just a kid.”
The London-born and New York-raised actress made her screen debut at the age of 9 in a 1995 episode of All my kids. His debut in cinema, Lawn dogs, a fantasy drama that dealt with themes of pedophilia, was released two years later.
Barton wrote in his essay that “while the team did everything to make sure I wasn’t exposed to the realities of all that this meant, when I insisted on the film, it became clear that it was very mature content “.