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Mischa Barton Regrets Doing 'The O.C.' As She Stars In E-Cig Campaign

08/06/2014 02:09 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2014
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It's not a good time to be Mischa Barton.

The former "O.C." star is reportedly five months behind on her mortgage payments and is facing foreclosure on her eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion, which was purchased for $6.4 million in 2005. But news of her financial trouble certainly helps make sense of her most recent career move -- leading a campaign for VAPESTICK, "the ultimate e-cigarette."

And while Barton's star power has dramatically faded since her days as Marissa Cooper on the hit Fox teen series, she's not angling to do something like "The O.C." again. In fact, didn't even want to appear on the show in the first place.

"It’s something I came so close to not doing," she told the U.K. newspaper Metro. "I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have but it certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be … I’ve kind of seen it all."

The fact that Barton regrets her star-making role isn't too surprising since she previously revealed she had lived in fear that producers would find a way to resurrect her character after she had been killed off. Barton opened up about her "full-on breakdown," telling People magazine, "I was under enormous pressure."

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