Mischa Barton is being very candid about her sexuality, as well as when she lost her virginity.
The 35-year-old The O.C. star opened up in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K.
During the interview, she reflected on being sexualized at a very young age.
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“My film debut, Lawn Dogs, explored themes of child molestation, and – while the crew did everything to ensure that I wasn’t exposed to the realities of what all that meant – when I did press for the film, it became clear that it was very mature content,” she said.
“Two years later, I did Pups with Burt Reynolds. Lead roles in coming-of-age films are always directly tied to sex and sexuality, and this was a prime example. It was for Pups that I had my first kiss on screen and in real life, in front of an entire crew. My character had her first period in one scene, something I hadn’t even experienced in life yet. The movie blew up in Asia, and I became a strange sex symbol over there. I was 13.”
She also opened up about feeling pressured to have sex, and lose her virginity.
“Even being a virgin at the time in that context made me feel like a fraud. Here, I was playing a confident character [in The O.C.] who was fast and loose and yet I was still a virgin. The kids in the show were quintessential rich, privileged American teenagers drinking, taking drugs, and of course having sex,” she explained.
“I knew it was important to get this thing – my virginity – that was looming over me, the elephant in the room if you will, out of the way. I started to really worry that I couldn’t play this character if I didn’t hurry up and mature a little. Did I ever feel pressured to have sex with someone? Well, after being pursued by older men in their 30s, I eventually did the deed.”
She also recently gave a bombshell interview explaining why she departed from The O.C.
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