“IN A DUFFEL BAG”
05/04/2016 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : AN INVESTIGATION IS LAUNCHED AFTER AN ABANDONED NEWBORN BABY IS FOUND BY THE LAKEFRONT. – Responding to a call about a suspicious duffle bag at the Chicago Lakefront, Voight (Jason Beghe) is horrified to discover that the bag contains the frigid and unmoving body of a newborn baby. Determined to find the culprit who abandoned the infant, Intelligence receives a promising lead based on information provided by Chicago Med and Ruzek (Patrick Flueger) helps zero in on a potential suspect. Meanwhile, Voight is surprised to hear that his son is in town and Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Roman (Brian Geraghty) grow closer. Also starring Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Sophia Bush, Elias Koteas, LaRoyce Hawkins and Amy Morton. Guest starring Oliver Platt, David Eigenberg, Torrey DeVitto and Samuel Hunt.
03/30/2016 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : INTELLIGENCE ATTEMPTS TO EXPOSE A MAN KIDNAPPING WAYWARD YOUNG WOMEN. – When a call comes in about a woman stabbing a man then fleeing the scene, Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Lindsay (Sophia Bush) go investigate and find a young woman with the weapon in her hand. The suspect turns out to be a victim and she tells Olinsky (Elias Koteas) that she was held hostage for months and her kidnapper attempted to psychologically manipulate her into forgetting her identity while he physically abused her. The team sets out to find the woman’s abductor before he can harm anyone else. Meanwhile, tensions are high at the station when Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) accuses Roman (Brian Geraghty) of having feelings for Burgess. Also starring Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Amy Morton and LaRoyce Hawkins. Guest starring Oliver Platt, David Eigenberg, Torrey DeVitto and Samuel Hunt.
Television > Chicago PD > Season 3 > Episode Stills > 3×19 If We Were Normal
Sophia attended the PaleyFest 2016 this weekend in LA to salute PD Creator Dick Wolf! She was joined by PD co-star Jason Beghe. Other stars of Fire, Med and SVU also attended the panel. Sophia looks stunning, her look is kind of Brooke Davis like I think, with the hair and the dress. What do you think of Sophia’s look?
Also added several interview videos of Sophia at the red carpet and panel vids!
Public Appearances > 2016 > The Paley Center For Media’s 33rd Annual PaleyFest – Salute To Dick Wolf – March 19, 2016
Sophia attended the SXSW Film-Interactive-Music Festival on March 16, 2016. She was joined in a panel discussion by Michelle Obama, Diane Warren, Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah.
Public Appearances > 2016 > SXSW Film-Interactive-Music Festival – March 16, 2016
Sophia Bush has made a huge name for herself as an activist. The Chicago P.D. and One Tree Hill actress has built schools in the developing world with Pencils of Promise, raised money for those affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, lived on $1.50 a day to raise awareness about global poverty, raised funds and awareness for Fuck Cancer, publicly supported gay marriage, and so much more. Oh, and she’ll be speaking at a SXSW panel this week with Michelle Obama to highlight the importance of secondary education for girls. No big deal.
Bush spoke with SELF on International Women’s Day, celebrating the launch of a new partnership with EcoTools focused on women’s empowerment. They’re encouraging women to post selfies or messages on social media using the hashtag #MyTrueBeauty, and for every person who tags EcoTools in their post, the company will donate a dollar to education nonprofit The Girl Project, up to $100,000 total.
“We want to make sure we’re breaking down the barriers to the things that are keeping [girls] from that education—whether it’s tuition, whether it’s self-esteem building organizations, whether it’s uniforms, anything,” Bush explains. “We support women getting that schooling in 95 different countries, including the United States.”
During a one-on-one conversation, Bush opened up to SELF about choosing empowering roles, how she balances her work with making sure she is feeling her best, and how she is advocating for more diversity in Hollywood.
On how she picks her roles.
“I read a lot of scripts, and either it clicks with me or it doesn’t,” she says. “I don’t want to play someone I don’t want to hang out with, because I have to hang out with that person all day. I think that is probably the reason I gravitate toward women who are strong and capable, and who are also not ashamed of their flaws and who screw up and make mistakes. That’s real life, you know? We’re very multi-faceted. We’re real human beings. And I only want to play people like that.”
On how shows and movies can bring attention to issues like human trafficking and sexual assault.
“There are certain things that are very hard for people to wrap their brains around. You see everyone denying that climate change is happening, and we know scientifically 100 percent proven fact, it’s happening and we’re causing it. We know that. And I understand that it can be hard to quantify, and I know it’s also very hard for people to quantify that there are more slaves on earth today than there were when slavery was a legal trade. No one understands how to process that. They go, “But people don’t do that anymore.” And people do. They just hide it. So when you can bring those issues to light and hopefully inspire people to dedicate themselves to volunteering, to working on all of this stuff, to getting conscious about where their goods come from, who’s producing their clothing. Those are things that we need in order to create change.”
On how she can prioritize wellness when she has so many things going on.
“It’s definitely really hard. I mean, I had 10 minutes for lunch and was sitting in there and ate a club sandwich and a plate of french fries. I’ve never been one who’s about denying myself anything under the guise of being healthy. But what I find is that I really just try to balance. And for me, even just trying to drink enough water every day keeps me healthier. If I can be really great and put some lemon in it and get a little alkalinity going, I feel really good. On Saturday, I was exhausted after a long week, but I made plans with my girlfriends to go to a spin class. If it had just been me, I would’ve stayed in bed. But I’d made plans, so I went. And that felt really good. It’s just about doing what you can. It doesn’t have to be some big crazy regimen. You don’t have to work out six days a week and be macrobiotic to feel like you’re doing it right. I think it’s about making incremental changes when and where you can that make you feel better so you continue to want to make those changes.”
On what she does to make sure she’s mentally feeling her best.
“Headspace is a great way to give yourself a little practice. It’s a meditation app. It’s 10 minutes and it’s guided, and I love that, because it’s something I can do. If it’s something I try to do all by myself, I generally get distracted because there’s too much work to do. Just carving out time for yourself. And likewise, it’s really important to have stillness. I give myself a good HGTV marathon every couple weeks. I will literally spend a day in bed and just watch House Hunters all day, because I love it and because it’s a complete unwind for me. And it inspires me, because I spend most of my time off of work helping my friends decorate their homes. So it gives me a little bit of excitement on that. Lately I’m on Fixer Upper: Chip and Joanna Gaines are the real deal.”
Her advice to young women who are facing obstacles in their careers.
“I don’t think anyone’s ever really felt like they’ve nailed it. Literally the first thing that came to mind when you said that, I wanted to be like, ‘Welcome to the club.’ It’s hard, no matter what. It just is tougher, but I think you can also take solace in knowing that other women have your back because they’ve been where you are. And I think you’ve just gotta be willing to do the work and prove yourself. And also, build up a thick enough skin that when something doesn’t go your way in the workplace, you can take constructive criticism if it is an issue you’re having, and you can also look at it with confidence to say, ‘This is not at all about me, and I’m just going to keep moving forward,’ when you know it isn’t. It takes a lot of courage within yourself I think to go out there and chase your dreams. And you know, you just gotta do it.”
And her thoughts on the problem of diversity in Hollywood.
“It’s up to us. We’ve gotta make the noise, and then we’ve gotta demand the change. Gina Rodriguez is a friend of mine, and I love that she’s saying, ‘As a Latina, I want to highlight people of any ethnic background out there who are killing it in Hollywood.’ I’m like, ‘Yes! Do it!’ Because I look around, and I have a diverse group of friends. I look at all of us and I see all of us nailing it in our fields, and then I’m taken aback when I see the numbers, when I see all the statistics. And then I go, ‘Okay. How do we change this?’”
“It was incredibly inspiring to spend a lot of my awards season talking to Gina and Eva Longoria and Viola Davis. They’re incredible women. And to be catching up with Emilia Clarke. I have girlfriends all across the board of ages and races and shapes and sizes. And when people I care about feel underrepresented, I go, ‘So how do we change that? What do we do about it?’ And I think it helps that people are making noise, but what I love about what Gina’s been saying is that’s also where you have to spend your money. Show up and watch those shows. Show up and go to those movies. And I already see it changing. My girlfriends that aren’t working right now are like, ‘Oh my god. You should see casting breakdowns. Everything’s changing. Everything they’re casting right now is ethnic.’ And I’m like, ‘Great!’ It’s about time. So hopefully the noise that we’re making is actually making a difference. Our voices are our biggest weapon, so we better use them.”
It was the “Linstead” sigh heard ’round the Interwebs: Despite much enthusiasm from Chicago P.D. creatives and fans, alike, the show’s planned Lindsay/Halstead road-trip hour stalled out of the gate. And now we’re learning why.
Originally slated to air as this season’s 15th episode, the change-of-pace installment was set to sequester the couple in a car as they journey to Green Bay, Wis., for a case. In addition to featuring some serious one-on-one time between the detectives, the outing was also supposed to shed light on both Lindsay and Halstead’s backstories, star Jesse Lee Sofer previously previewed.
“It’s certainly not something we’re going to show this season,” star Sophia Bush told TVLine on Saturday ahead of PaleyFest’s salute to Dick Wolf. “I know that [executive producers/writers] Derek [Haas] and Michael [Brandt] were very excited about it. They [even] wrote a script.”
However, the tone of the episode didn’t jibe with the content of the episode leading into it, which found Lindsay confronting murderous Yates. “It didn’t feel appropriate to have that happen on the heels of it,” Bush explains. “Our show is very often dealing with sensitive material, especially with where we are at the end of our third season. It didn’t work energetically or in a linear way to do a show that felt a little bit like a departure and had so much comedy in it.”
While Bush “would have loved” to take on the atypical installment as an actor, she notes, “We serve the show, first and foremost, before ourselves or anything else.”
That said, fans of “Linstead” can still expect some intimate moments, all while the couple continues to maintain their professionalism in the workplace.
“We try to figure out ways to remind the audience that these characters are in a relationship, but also not have it overshadow the story,” Bush explains. “At the end of the day, they’re two professional people who strap on a gun and a bulletproof vest every day [so] they’re not being incredibly lovey-dovey in the office.
“But we’re also conscious of the fact that people want more moments than they’ve had,” the actress continues, “and I know that we’re trying to give the audience a little bit more of what they want in that respect.”
Chicago P.D. returns with new episodes on Wednesday, March 23 at 10/9c.
Updated all the promotionall stuff for Chicago PD’s upcoming episode 3×18 Kasual with A K!
Television > Chicago PD > Season 3 > Epiosde Stills > 3×18 Kasual with A K
3×18: Kasual With A K
While responding to a call of shots fired, Voight, Antonio, Halstead and the team come across a secret battered woman’s shelter and discover the owner has been wounded and a resident of the shelter has been kidnapped. The team faces a challenge as the gunman is still at large and the identities of the women are kept confidential. Meanwhile, Burgess and Roman go undercover to track down a man robbing people by catfishing them on a dating app and Lindsay opens up to Halstead about her past.
Sophia attended the Opening of Spin Nightclub in Chicago with PD Co-stars Jesse Lee Soffer, Marina Squerciati and Brian Geraghty. Kind of looking like a pink lady
Public Appearances > 2016 > Opening of SPIN Club in Chicago – March 10, 2016