Sophia Bush Slams ‘One Tree Hill’ Set Tradition: It Was ‘Controlling And Manipulative’

Sophia Bush is talking out about her time on the “One Tree Hill” set, revealing that she and a few of her different co-stars felt that they have been being managed and manipulated.

The 38-year-old actor joined the “Chicks within the Workplace” podcast and touched on quite a lot of matters, together with her time on the hit WB present that ran from 2003 to 2012. Whereas recalling being in her early 20s and bringing to life the character Brooke Davis, Bush defined how inexperienced she was to each the trade and, nicely, life.

“We felt like little youngsters and once we look again now, we understand how younger we have been and the way naive we have been,” mentioned Bush, who divulged that she and her solid mates didn’t have the house on set on the time to ask questions on what was happening.

Bush referred to as the expertise “insanity,” “type of scary and intimidating and complicated,” including that she was merely 21 when she started the present and the way it was “bizarre” that she was handled like an grownup when she didn’t really feel like one.

“Wanting again on it, we will see the methods during which we have been fetishized and we had this form of lens of adultification put over us with,” she defined. “This concept that we have been speculated to know all the pieces and have solutions, and be, in the end, skilled once we didn’t even know what the technical phrases have been. It was like, ‘Get in your mark!’ And also you’re like, ‘What are you speaking about? What’s a mark?’”

She went on to say that she and different unnamed solid mates “have been anticipated to be these adults, and but we have been additionally checked out type of as pawns.”

Bush then mentioned that she felt that she was being managed and manipulated by unspecified “grown-ups” on set that she “trusted.”

“We had grown-ups who we trusted, who now we perceive have been being actually controlling and manipulative, who didn’t need us to be shut ’trigger they thought we might band collectively and ask for more cash,” she mentioned. “It’s simply so bizarre and people have been simply issues we weren’t conscious of on the time.”

Echoing sentiments shared earlier within the dialog that pertained to the impression of social media on younger actors, Bush famous that as a result of “there was no social media the place individuals have been speaking about these items and giving individuals recommendation, and determining when you have been being paid equitably and all this stuff,” when she was beginning out, she was “simply at midnight.”

This isn’t the primary time Bush has pushed again publicly on one thing that had gone down on the “One Tree Hill” set. In 2017, she was a part of a gaggle of practically 20 ladies who publicly accused creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment and bodily and emotional manipulation. 

Bush referred to as Schwahn a “pig” in an interview with Andy Cohen the next yr and emphasised that her time on “One Tree Hill” had good moments and dangerous.

“Our writers room was in L.A., so we had loads of time the place [Schwahn] wasn’t on set,” she mentioned on the time, per Folks. “When it’s important to be on set day in and time out with someone who’s so vile, it’s a unique story. So we had nice highlight-reel, coming-of-age, rom-com s**t collectively, after which we additionally had like, ‘Batten down the hatches, he’s coming.’”

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