Mischa Barton under psychiatric evaluation

"Mischa Barton, currently hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles under psychiatric evaluation, known as a 5150 hold, could be released as early as Saturday, or held longer, experts say"."A 5150 is considered a psychiatric emergency, when a person is deemed a danger to themselves, to others or is gravely disabled," explains L.A.-based psychiatrist Daniel B. Borenstein, M.D., who's not involved in the case. "A serious risk of suicide is a primary reason for the hold, as well as those suffering from severe depression or schizophrenia."

A person under a 5150 is typically held for three days, during which time the patient undergoes evaluation and receives treatment – although medication can't be forcibly given".
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"I wish her all the best. First and foremost, we want her to get healthy again," Homecoming producer Austin Stark tells PEOPLE. "It's obvious we'd like her to support the movie and be here, but we hope she gets better."

And of shooting Homecoming with Barton in Pittsburgh, Stark says, "When she was on-set, she acted like a professional. I honestly had no complaints. She struck me as a nice young girl, she never said anything mean to anyone, and she wasn’t late on-set or anything like that."
Her rep declined to comment on the report of her going to a psych ward, but tells PEOPLE, "Mischa has been hospitalized per the recommendation of her doctor and is resting in the hospital". Source: www.juicyuk.com

"Mischa Barton's fame came about by accident in many ways, she recalls, as her path became altered by a fateful audition. "I was one of those kids who was willing to try other things, other careers, and go to college. I just happened to get cast on The OC, but I was never set on it." Her character would eventually die in a car crash, and the series itself crashed and burned 6 months later. Mischa Barton's success and popularity has segued into a movie career and has even turned the glamorous star into a fashion icon of sorts". Source: www.girl.com.au

-"Donnie Darko" is considered a cult film in the US, but were you disappointed in terms of your career that it didn't do better at the American box office?

-The truth is most of the films that make a lot of money no one remembers, and I'm not interested in making films that no one remembers. Whether it means they hated it so much they'll never forget it, or if it means they loved it so much that they won't. I'm less interested also in how it affects a career. The advice I've been given by a lot of people is: don't jump in too fast, do the things that you care about, and see what happens then.
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An interview of Jake Gyllenhaal for his character on "Donnie Darko".

"Says Jake Gyllenhaal, who delved deep into the unsettling mind of Donnie Darko to take on the tour de force role, "Donnie's a teenager like a lot of teenagers who starts out completely unsure of where he fits in the world, or if he fits at all. But through an incredible experience he comes to truly understand who he really is and the effect he has on other people, which takes him on a fantastic journey through dreams, sadness, comedy and madness."
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