Bummer! Mischa Barton shoots down any chance of an 'O.C.' reunion

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Mischa Barton Is Not Interested in an 'O.C.' Reunion


Sorry, Newpsies, an "O.C." reunion is never going to happen.

Mischa Barton, who played the troubled Marissa Cooper on the pop culture-defining teen drama, is saying sayonara to any chance of a reunion with her former "O.C." pals.

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Barton, who starred on the popular primetime soap from 2003-06 before her character was killed off, wasn't keen on the idea of revisiting the show, which catapulted her into the spotlight.

"No. I doubt very much [that will happen]," the 29-year-old actress told ET Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival, letting out a resigned laugh when broached about a possible reunion.

In fact, Barton seemed ready to put the character and the show behind her.

"I just think that those characters had a life of their own," she explained, "and they burned out very fast because they were such fascinating characters."

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"Every time you try to replicate something it doesn't really happen, and after "The O.C." there were a slew of things like it [that were] more salacious even," Barton continued.

"There's nowhere to go with it."

Well, that's a bummer.

But Barton seems to be on top of O.C.-related news at least.

"There's an O.C.: The Musical going on out there somewhere," she said, referencing the Aug. 30 show attended by former co-stars Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, Kelly Rowan and Autumn Reeser.

Back in 2014, Barton admitted in a revealing Metro U.K. interview that she wouldn't star in The O.C. if she had a chance to do it all over again.

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

Though Barton is looking ahead to the future – she told ET Canada she's developing potential TV projects – back in 2013, Bilson seemed more than willing to revisit her character, Marissa's BFF, Summer Roberts.

"If everyone wanted to do it, I'm sure it would be fun," Bilson told Us Weekly at the time.

At least we'll always have this classic moment:

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