Actress Mischa Barton has hit back after magazines printed photographs showing her with cellulite, insisting she is happy with her body, imdb.com reports.
Barton was recently snapped on vacation in Australia with marks on her bottom and thighs — prompting a war of words with the photographer who caught her out.
But Barton refuses to accept there is anything “wrong” with her body.
“Every woman has cellulite,” Barton says. “I’ve never claimed to have a perfect body. I eat healthy, I work out. I feel very comfortable. I come from a European family that’s always very comfortable with their bodies. You are what you are as a woman. If I’m in shape and I’m fulfilling my role as an actress, then that’s all that matters to me. There’s been a lot of nasty gossip written about me. If I was to cry over every single thing, I’d be the most depressed person ever.”
The former The O.C. star admits she has let negative press attention get to her in the past.
“Trust me, there have been some low points in my life where I got really depressed about it, but in general, I find it’s smarter to not get depressed and not feed into it.”