Sophia had a OTH reunion in Paris for the OTH: From Wilmington to Paris 2 Convention in Paris on October 18! Photos in the gallery!
Public Appearances > 2014 > One Tree Hill: From Wilmington to Paris 2 in Paris, France – October 18, 2014
A lot of captures from One Tree Hill season 7 were missing in the gallery! Added them and you can now check them out!
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.08 I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.09 Now Lift Your Eyes to the Sun
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.10 You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.11 You Know I Love You, Don’t You?
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.12 Some Roads Lead Nowhere
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.14 Family Affair
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.15 Don’t You Forget About Me
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.16 My Attendance is Bad, But My Intentions re Good
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.17 At the Bottom of Everything
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.18 The Last Day of Our Acquaintance
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.19 Every Picture Tells A Story
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.20 Learning to Fall
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.21 What’s In the Ground Belongs to You
Television > One Tree Hill > Season 7 > Captures > 7.22 Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You
Have you ever wondered how much training goes into making those fast-paced, high action cop shows you see on television? The answer: a lot! Sophia Bush can fully attest to the amount of training she endured to fully capture the abilities of her character Detective Erin Lindsay on the new hit NBC Show Chicago PD.
“We trained a lot,” Bush told me. “We worked with intelligence officers in Chicago. We trained with the swat team and I spent a lot of time with female undercover officers to hear about the job from their perspective as well. We trained in pretty much every arena, high-speed chases and precision driving, weapons training and tactical training and then a lot of that also comes into play when we’re clearing buildings, learning to breech doors. There’s a lot to it.”
NBC described her character as a “tough, no-nonsense detective”. Of course, it’s not easy. Bush, 31, explained to me what her biggest challenge was when preparing for her role of Detective Lindsay.
“For me, I think it’s been learning to let go of the pressure that I put on myself to do everything just so because we all spent so much time as I mentioned with all of these officers and we want to do right by them. We know the stories of their partners who’ve been killed in the line of duty. We know the stories of the kids that they couldn’t save but tried and the crime scenes that they’ve shown up at that still haunt them at night. Knowing how much they sacrifice, we want to make them proud. We want to do our job on a level that makes them nod at the TV screens when they watch our show and that is a great responsibility…. I know for myself and I think for a lot of us, it was very intimidating in the beginning of shooting. Kind of getting any other side of that for me has been a challenge but it’s been a wonderful adventure.”
But don’t feel bad for all of the hours of hard work she puts in, Bush loves being a part of the team.
“Truthfully I’m just ecstatic every day to be at work,” she said. “It’s such a wild ride. This isn’t your dad’s average cathedral. We’re making a TV show for a major network that can support cinema-quality action sequences, but we’re making it with a grit of a cable show. Like I said, it’s a really surreal experience. It’s something that I’m so grateful for … If you’ve ever loved any of the different shows, (if) you’ve ever loved good suspense then this is the show for you.”
Fans of One Tree Hill may still recognize her as Brooke Davis, the popular cheerleader who turned her small fashion line into a huge high end couture line called Clothes Over Bros (yes, that’s the right spelling). Bush portrayed the character of Brooke Davis for nearly 10 years. I had the opportunity to ask her how that role compared to her new role on Chicago PD.
Sophia Bush talks joining the force on ‘Chicago P.D.,’ her global charity work and her own brushes with the law.
In the realm of TV crime dramas, it seems like every show is created in accordance with a strict set of laws: Choose a city, give your head detective a wild idiosyncrasy, then watch the drama unfold as they fight clearly contrived crimes. The last step is to pick clever name — if it’s a pun, even better.
But when Sophia Bush came across the script of “Chicago P.D.,” she knew she had her hands on something different. “It’s a new kind of show,” says Bush, who recalls the entire cast leaning back in awe after they viewed the first three episodes. “[‘Chicago P.D.’] isn’t wrapped up in a bow every week. It’s not pretty.”
In the “Chicago Fire” spinoff, which premieres Jan. 8 on WMAQ-Channel 5, Bush plays Detective Erin Lindsay, an undercover intelligence officer who lives by a firm set of moral laws. The series centers on Sgt. Hank Voight (played by Jason Beghe), who goes from dirty cop to head of the undercover intelligence unit. Bush’s Detective Lindsay shares Voight’s by-any-means-necessary views on crime fighting.
“The show’s whole existence is based around the notion of, ‘How do we take care of people? How do we protect people? And what lengths will we go to do that?’ ” explains Bush. Her character’s unorthodox approach often clashes with Chicago’s legal system, creating the show’s tense drama. “What I enjoy about playing Erin is that she’s not above saying ‘I don’t care if I’m not supposed to do that. I will stop this person, I will stop this from happening,’ ” says Bush. “For her, right and wrong is a very case-by-case evaluation. For her, the greater good is the point of everything.”
The same could be said for Bush, 31. Though she rose to fame as wild-child Brooke Davis on the teen drama “One Tree Hill,” the nearly decade-long role wasn’t particularly reflective of Bush. Off camera, she’s an activist who supports a wide range of charitable causes, such as Pencils of Promise (promoting global education) and Invisible Children (which fights human rights atrocities). And when Bush supports a cause, she dives in headfirst, sometimes literally: The actress has gone as far as skydiving to raise money for women’s rights group I Am That Girl. “I believe in what’s right in the center of my bones,” she says. “It matters to me more than anything.”
When Bush talks, it’s sort of like a brush fire: A small spark gets her on the subject of charity work and before long, she’s fully ablaze and articulating her views on solving global issues. For example: A simple question about her past roles gets her talking about her study of social history, which she seamlessly segues into her thoughts on combating gang violence and promoting education. “It comes with great responsibility to have a megaphone.” she says. “Life is very short. We should have conversations that matter. Conversations that service us and that service the world around us.”
That burning passion is part of what drew Bush to “Chicago P.D.” — playing the role of Detective Lindsay allows her to pursue social justice on screen. “I’m a fighter. I will fight to the death for people who matter to me and defend the people who deserve it. To be doing that at work all day feels very appropriate,” she says. On the show, that no-holds-barred approach leads Bush’s character into a lot of difficult, morally ambiguous situations. But in real life, Bush’s fearless nature is anything but a hindrance — she’s warm, approachable and unguarded. “At the end of the day, I’m an open book,” she says.
To that end, she’s willing to publicly admit her own mistakes — even when it comes to her love life. “I’ve dated a couple of the wrong guys, but I’ve also had great love in my life,” says Bush, who had a five-month marriage to “One Tree Hill” costar Chad Michael Murray in 2005. “I think every woman on Earth has dated the wrong guy at some point.”
Luckily, the actress has come a long way since then. At this point in her life, both professionally and personally, Bush knows exactly who she is and what she wants. “If I were looking at myself objectively, [I’d say] I’m a strong person and that can translate into a strong personality,” she says. “I’ll give all the space in the world to fairness, but I don’t have any room for intolerance. Similarly to Erin, I have a ferocious understanding of right and wrong and I don’t tolerate the wrong.” For Bush, that means continuing to live on the right side of history, being proactive about social change and using her fame as a platform to inspire goodness. “I have a lot of passion for society and how we should be treating each other,” she says. She pauses, then shrugs. “I’m a sucker for heroism.”
Sophia’s crime sprees
She might play a cop on TV, but sometimes even the lovely Miss Bush finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Here are a few of her violations:
Fists of Fury: “I had a guy in a bar in North Carolina just walk up behind me and just grope me. I turned around and smacked him in the face. He was so shocked. On what planet do you think it’s appropriate to grab a woman so aggressively? I don’t think so, bro.”
Pounding grape: “Who didn’t drink before they were 21? I’m Italian, I grew up having wine with my parents,” she says, then laughs, ”[At least] I’m not a shoplifter, although I have an admitted shopping problem.”
Walk the walk: “I jaywalk all the time — my mom is a New Yorker for god’s sake. But I don’t think I’ve broken the law. I’ve marched on Washington and I’m certainly not afraid to jump into the fray, but I don’t think any of that has forced me to break the law … yet.”
As she moves into a new series, Sophia Bush knows the effect of her nine seasons as Brooke Davis on “One Tree Hill” remains tangible.
She doesn’t guess what Brooke would be doing now, though. “I try not to do that, not to ‘what if … ?’ anything,” Bush tells Zap2it about the series that made the transition from the former WB Network to The CW. “We got so many more years out of that show than most people are ever lucky enough to have, and it was such a beautiful thing, it was perfectly wrapped up for me.
“And it’s wonderful to see that character is still affecting so many people,” adds Bush. “I’m incredibly inspired when I get a message from someone on social media with the photo of me standing with words projected on me. After all these years, it’s being used for seminars and talks for women on how to overcome societal pressure and internal pressure.
“That excites me, if I was able to help open up a dialogue on how to be more open with yourself and kinder to yourself, because that was a lesson my character had to learn … and it’s a lesson I’ve had to learn. No one will ever beat you up as badly as you’ll beat yourself up, as they say, so to be able to spur that discussion for women is not something that I take lightly.”
As “One Tree Hill” — which Bush also directed several times during its 2012 closing season — continues daily repeats on SoapNet, she’s tackling a new role as a police detective on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD,” premiering Wednesday, Jan 8. She gleefully describes her alter ego Erin Lindsay as a “badass,” and the actress hopes to bring as much to her as she did to Brooke.
“I was really glad that with the more serious side of her and her heart, because those things matter to me, the writers allowed them to matter to Brooke,” Bush reflects.
“She was filled with humor, too, because I’m an incredibly goofy person. I wind up making people laugh all day, whether or not I intend to, and that’s a good thing. The more serious life is, the more levity becomes crucial.”
“One Tree Hill” fans, prepare to feel old: Monday (Sept. 23) marked the 10 year anniversary of the Season 1 premiere.
The WB/CW teen soap that touched so many lives, changed the TV landscape, and became a pop culture event is now a decade old. Has it really been that long since Lucas and Nathan first battled out their long-simmering sibling resentment on the River Court? Since Peyton’s car broke down, and she and Lucas had their first real conversation? Since we were first introduced to Dan Scott’s evil ways? Since we met the all-around perfect mom in Karen Roe? Since we first saw the Tree Hill Ravens?
In the nine seasons since that fateful premiere, all the characters grew into completely different, wonderful, unique people, and we as an audience grew with them. To celebrate the monumental milestone, here are 10 classic “One Tree Hill” episodes to binge watch on the 10 year anniversary of its premiere:
10. Season 1 episode 1: “Pilot”
Obviously, we can’t properly celebrate the 10th birthday of the pilot without re-watching the episode that started it all.
9. Season 6 episode 18: “Searching for a Former Clarity”
This list wouldn’t be complete without one of the biggest “WTF” moments in “One Tree Hill’s” history. Karma came back to bite Dan in the butt (err, heart?) when a dog ate the heart he was supposed to get in a transplant. Hilarious, ridiculous, and totally perfect.
8. Season 3 episode 1: “Like You Like an Arsonist”
The Season 3 premiere makes this list for one major reason: Peyton’s memorable speech. “At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared; some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day; others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good, and some are good…struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And sometimes…all you need is one.”
And here are the captures of the DVD Featurettes of One Tree Hill’s final season!
One Tree Hill > Season 9 > DVD Featurettes > An Evening with One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill > Season 9 > DVD Featurettes > The Story of One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill > Season 9 > DVD Featurettes > The Fans of One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill > Season 9 > DVD Featurettes > Gag Reel
I’ve added captures of all the Season 8 DVD Featurettes to the gallery! Season 9 will follow in a bit!
One Tree Hill > Season 8 > DVD Featurettes > Unaired scenes – 8×22 This is my house, this is my home
One Tree Hill > Season 8 > DVD Featurettes > Gag Reel – Season 8 Bloopers
One Tree Hill > Season 8 > DVD Featurettes > Welcome to One Tree Hell – A Ghoulishing Fun Look at the Halloween Episode
One Tree Hill > Season 8 > DVD Featurettes > It is a Big Deal – The Making of One Tree Hill’s Midseason Finale
One Tree Hill > Season 8 > DVD Featurettes > Season GrEight! – Memories of One Tree Hill’s Eighth Season