“It’s something I came so close to not doing,” says Barton. “I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have, but it certainly was not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be … I’ve kind of seen it all.”
Barton then offers some advice to young people in show business.
“It’s really tough when you are young in this business. People blow a lot of hot air at you. That’s the main thing. Keep your head on your shoulders — even when you think your head is on your shoulders, sometimes it isn’t!” says Barton. “It’s just one of those things when you are growing under a microscope and changing and that evolution is human. … Keep your private life private to the greatest extent that you can.”
She adds, “I
just like to be seen for the hard-working actress that I am and not for a
bunch of extraneous press. In general people are super quick to harbour
on the gossipy stuff and less on how much work goes into it.”