The OC star Mischa Barton has big plans for 2005 - she hopes to learn how to drive and buy her first home.
The actress admits she's looking for a "fixer upper" home in Los Angeles, so that renovating it can become her hobby when she's not working. She says, "Every place my family and I have ever lived in is a fixer-upper. In New York, we bought a loft space that was in a factory and converted it into a real loft. In London, we pretty much built the whole house."
In addition to swinging a hammer, she also plans to get her driver's license. She says that while she knows her mom is getting tired of driving her everywhere, those pesky paparazzi are also something she'll have to deal with: "When I see how the paparazzi follow cars I'm in, I'm so glad I'm not driving because I know I'd get flustered."