Rep: Mischa Barton Is "Making Improvements"

Celebrity News Jul. 22, 2009 AT 9:08AM
Mischa Barton Mischa Barton attends the Grand Opening of Atlantis, The Palm Resort, and the Palm Jumeirah on November 20, 2008 in Dubai. Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Atlantis, The Palm

A week after she was placed under psychiatric hold, Mischa Barton is "still seeking treatment but making improvements," says her rep Craig Schneider.

Schneider would not elaborate on Barton's condition, but said that the actress, 23, plans to report to work on her new CW series The Beautiful Life later this month.

See photos of Hollywood's biggest celeb scandals

A rep for the show, which stars Barton as a struggling supermodel, tells shooting is slated to start July 31. (Entertainment Weekly quoted "multiple sources" Tuesday saying that producers "are quietly readying a Plan B" in light of the actress' hospitalization.)

The hard-partying Barton was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center July 13.

See today's top celeb news pics

"She's going through a rough patch," says Benji Kohn, producer of Barton's new thriller Homecoming. Director Morgan J. Freeman tells Us, "I hope Mischa is doing OK. My thoughts and prayers are with her."

comments powered by Disqus