While we don’t exactly think that it takes a rocket scientist to figure out that Mischa Barton had a miserable time when she was on “Dancing with the Stars,” we have now what may qualify for further evidence of this very thing: Some comments that the former star of “The OC” made about how she was ultimately thrilled that she was eliminated off of her show so early into her season.
If you recall, Barton was featured on the spring edition of the dance-themed reality show earlier this year, but found herself sent home after some harsh comments from the judges and low scores. More than that, one of the things that seemed especially to plague her was that she never seemed to be enjoying her routines; she got a little better with the final dance, but it is only now that we are getting a real sense of just what she actually felt about doing the show.
Speaking in a new interview with The Ringer, she explained precisely why she didn’t like it, and that includes a tense-at-times relationship with her partner Artem Chigvintsev:
“I had no idea it would be so bad … I got told off by my dancer. I was supposed to control the costumes — I was told that I could do the design aspect of it, that’s kind of the reason why I agreed to do it. That didn’t happen … It wasn’t collaborative like a choreographer on a film set … I was so confused by it. It was like The Hunger Games. It was all a popularity contest. It was awful. I was so glad to get kicked off.”
The show is certainly not for everyone, and that’s certainly okay. We do think that it is a show that you can have a lot of fun with at the same time, but if you go into it with wrong expectations or thinking it’s something that it’s not, bad things can happen.
In the end, we are still sad that Barton didn’t enjoy the show and struggled with it, given that we did want to see her do well and eventually get another high-profile show on the other side of it.
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