Mischa Barton apparently likes to play with her food.
In a new series of photos by sometimes controversial photographer Tyler Shields, the O.C. starlet is shown biting into slabs of—get this!—raw meat.
Yeah, we also wanted to barf.
Anyhoo, what's the deal with Barton's carnivorous cravings?
Tyler Shields tells us he came up with the idea for the pics after having lunch with Barton at the West Coast burger chain, In-N-Out.
"I'm watching her eat this hamburger, and all I could think about was just meat all over her face," he said.
Cut to a couple of days later when Barton arrives for the shoot. "I was like, 'By the way, I bought $65 of meat and I want you to eat it raw and put it on your face,'" Shields said. "And she was like, 'OK!'"
Even so, Shields says Barton was a little hesitant to chomp on the raw stuff right away, but then "like two minutes later, she's literally tearing this s--t apart. Just f---king tearing into it."
The Barton photos are currently being shown in the window of the Imitate Modern gallery in London as a preview for Shields and Maximilian Wiedemann's new art exhibit opening Wednesday.
Wonder if Lady Gaga would agree to loan Barton her meat dress for the opening?