Mischa Barton: To Be Or Not To Be In A Shakespeare Play?

When images of handbags aren’t dancing in her head, Mischa Barton is dreaming of more literary pursuits. The self-professed bookworm is reportedly obsessed (no, not that kind of obsessed) with landing herself a role in a Shakespeare production.

The actress proclaimed, “I recently did a Shakespeare course because they don’t teach Shakespeare properly in American schools. But I suppose as with any play it is about finding the right cast and actors and script for you.”

Cause Marissa Cooper’s a theater purist, y’all.

Gallery Info: Mischa Barton at the FiFi UK Fragrance Awards 2009.