Mischa Barton prefers girls

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Posted at Jun 29 2009 08:00 PM | Updated as of Jun 30 2009 04:00 AM

Mischa Barton prefers kissing girls.

The former "O.C." actress said while she's open to performing kissing scenes, she prefers them to be between her and another girl, because it is less "tense" than kissing a man.

She said: "It's so much easier to kiss a girl. You're so much more relaxed filming than you are doing a guy and girl scene. You can relax and have a laugh about it, whereas if it's a man you have to kiss, the whole thing's a bit tense."

She added she finds it strange she keeps getting picked for roles that include lesbian scenes.

Barton added: "I don't know why that keeps happening to me, but my scripts have a lot of girl-on-girl kissing. But if it's part of my character, that doesn't really annoy me.

"I did a film about Tatu, the Russian girl band, and that was interesting. This whole corrupt Russian music industry formed this fake lesbian band. It's an odd story but a fascinating one."

The British-born star also said while she's happy kissing on camera, she'd never pose fully nude in a magazine.

She said: "I took my top off for Cosmopolitan magazine, but I'd never do a fully nude shoot – that's just not me. I was shot from the chest up and everyone speaks about it like I was naked. I really wasn't."