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Mischa Barton Was Afraid Of Marissa Being Brought Back From The Dead On 'The OC'

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We're guessing that Mischa Barton still has some hard feelings about "The O.C.," judging by her lukewarm reaction to the prospect of a reunion around the time of the show's 10th anniversary.

"I think things have to feel right and it doesn't feel right ... before 'The O.C.' I was on track to do some great films, as well, and one thing happens and then I got this mega stardom all from this show. It is what it is, but I'm not looking to get sucked back into the limelight of it," she told Us Weekly earlier this month.

On a recent visit to HuffPost Live (above), the actress reiterated that stance, brushing off the suggestion of a reunion. "It doesn't feel right, I don't think, at the moment. Why dig up an old character? She died, for starters, and so that was part of it," Barton pointed out. "At the end of it, I was very much ready for closure on the character and on the series ... I don't think there's much that you could do with that storyline anyway now, especially since I'm dead ..."

Barton, now 27, also revealed a surprising fear about the fate of her character, Marissa Cooper, who was killed off at the end of Season 3: that she'd be resurrected somehow. "I always was afraid of that. I always thought that could be a possibility, that they'd be like, 'oh, we'll just bring you back from the dead,'" she admitted.

The actress isn't the only one with less-than-fond memories of the show -- her on-screen father, Tate Donovan, had some choice words about his young co-stars recently: "The kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude," Donovan told Vulture. "They just didn’t want to be doing the show anymore. It was pretty tough; they were very tough to work with. The adults were all fantastic, total pros ... But you know how it is with young actors -- and I know because I was one of them once. When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else. I mean, one of them turned to me and said, 'This show is ruining my film career,' and he had never done a film before. You just can’t help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up. So they were very difficult."

Would you watch an "O.C." reunion, or do you think the show, like Marissa, should stay buried?

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