Newly-Resurfaced Interview Reveals Actress Mischa Barton Was Encouraged to Sleep With Leonardo DiCaprio to Help Her Career At Age 19

A resurfaced interview with actress Mischa Barton has revealed that she was encouraged to sleep with Leonardo DiCaprio to help her career when she was 19 years old.

The news comes after recent headlines regarding DiCaprio's rumored relationship with 19-year-old model Eden Polani.

The interview took place in 2005 and was published in Harper’s Bazaar.

Barton and her publicist Craig Schneider had run into DiCaprio at a photoshoot in Malibu, California.

Schneider told Barton "for the sake of your career, go and sleep with that man."

Barton disagreed with the idea due to the age difference between her and DiCaprio, who was nearly 10 years older.

DiCaprio has a history of dating his girlfriends only until they reach their 25th birthday.

Last year, he ended his longterm relationship with 25-year-old model Camila Morrone.

DiCaprio has also been linked to Gigi Hadid and actress Victoria Lamas.

Barton did not follow her publicist's advice and it is unclear how it affected her career.