09:30 30 July 2006
Mischa Barton has revealed she doesn't completely trust her friend Nicole Richie.
The actress - who shot to fame as Marissa Cooper in hit US TV show 'The O.C.' - says although she loves partying with Nicole, she is still wary of her.
She told Bliss magazine: "We are very different. I'm making friends in Los Angeles but you have to keep people at arms length until you can trust them."
Mischa says the other thing she hates about fame is in the constant intrusion into her personal life.
She moaned: "You're always counteracting rumours of being the biggest s**t in Hollywood. I've had two boyfriends in my whole life and suddenly I'm busy rich girl around town."
Meanwhile, 'The O.C.' creator Josh Schwartz has dismissed rumours Mischa was killed off because she continually called in sick and showed up late for work after wild nights out.
He said: "We didn't have a strained relationship. We looked down the barrel at the end of the season, and it just felt like that's where the show was pushing us. She was never misbehaving or 'sicking out'."
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