To train for her role as Erin Lindsay, a tough-as-nails detective on NBC’s Chicago P.D., actress Sophia Bush, 32, relied on the expertise of local law enforcement (the real-life Chicago SWAT team) to get the details of her character right. Off-camera, she’s a social-media maven with a flair for cooking and a fresh approach to fashion.
I’m much more put together on a day off than when I go in to work. I love how fashion allows you to express your mood, whether you’re wearing a high-waisted leather culotte, a cropped sweater and pumps, or a vintage dress from the 1940s.
Food! My family is mostly Italian, so if I could survive on bread, pasta, and olive oil for the rest of my life, I would. Brunch is my specialty; I’ll make really amazing thick-cut French toast, a giant frittata — and mimosas!
I’m an excellent packer. My friends always ask me to come over and help if they’re going on vacation or a work trip. I have very good spatial perception. I can fit twice as much in a suitcase as anyone else.
Instagram or Twitter?
Both! Instagram makes it easy to find out what people you truly care about are saying. On the flip side, I love that Twitter is always updating — it’s a great way to keep up with current events. [You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.]
Perfect Sunday morning:
Being home in Los Angeles, sleeping in, and then taking my three dogs on a hike or going to a farmers’ market.
This story originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping.com.
Source: Good Housekeeping Magazine