“The Beautiful Life” Lining Up Replacement For Mischa Barton
Producers of the upcoming CW series The Beautiful Life are reportedly casting a new female character for the series — just in case they need to drop troubled actress Mischa Barton from the script.
The 23-year-old actress, who was set to play supermodel Sonja Stone on the show, was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last Thursday after reportedly suffering a drug-fueled emotional breakdown.
Executives at The CW have refused to postpone production on the show to await Mischa’s release from the hospital, instead creating a new character called Jane, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Production on The Beautiful Life is scheduled to begin at the end of the month.