updated 09/14/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/14/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
Many celebrities rely on bodyguards and a coterie of assistances to keep them in touch with reality, but Mischa Barton’s entourage comes on twice as many legs.
“All kinds of things keep me grounded. My dogs and having to wake up and walk them every morning and having to walk them before bed at night,” the actress, 23, says. “The routine of everything I do – going to work every day here and working on a television series and how much work that is.”