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Saying Goodbye to Another Favorite Character (And #Linstead)

Sophia Bush, Erin Lindsay, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jay Halstead, Chicago PDYou watch a show for the characters, not the plot. Sometimes show runners and producers don’t seem to understand this. You can have a really great, well-written plot, but no one says, “Oh, I love the plots on such and such a show.” They love the characters. That’s why it’s so disappointing to fans when main characters leave a show and the show continues.

This year that has happened on Once Upon a Time, which this season lost Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, and Jared Gilmore.

That’s why fans were so upset when Nina Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries. After the series finale, fans found out from show runner Julie Plec that Dobrev’s departure resulted in the last two seasons getting major rewrites and the ending of the show completely changed.

The same thing is happening to Once Upon a Time, as the show runners have stated that the season six finale was what they originally envisioned as the series finale, but instead, we get at least one more season, whether we want it or not.

And now, Chicago P.D. has announced the departure of Sophia Bush and Jon Seda, both popular characters, though Bush is part of a fan-favorite couple that will now be left disappointed. As the Chicago series is much less serialized than the previously mentioned shows, it will likely hurt the show less, but it does leave the show without a great female character, on a series that doesn’t have enough female characters (a problem faced by every single procedural…well, ever).

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May is Mental Health Month – Support Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Month, and here are resources for those dealing with mental health issues or looking to get involved in the fight to end the stigma and provide help for those going through it. I’ll continue updating the page throughout the month.
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Organizations That Help:

To Write Love on Her Arms – To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Celebrity Supporters: Jessica Chastain, Jared Padalecki (Anxiety, Depression), Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Sophia Bush

Random Acts – Started by Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins – At Random Acts, it’s our mission to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. We are here to inspire acts of kindness around the world both big and small. We provide a vast network of caring people with the encouragement and support they need to change lives for the better.

It Gets Better – The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Celebrity Supporters: Lady Gaga (PTSD)

The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Celebrity Supporters: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Somerhalder, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Rashida Jones

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Throwback Interview Discussing Fashion With Sophia Bush

Sophia BushI interviewed Sophia Bush at the Hollywood Style Awards in 2008 and just came across the transcript while going through some files. It never ended up being published as she didn’t say anything scandalous or about her dating life, which was all the editors wanted, so I hope you find it interesting!

What is tonight like for you?
Sophia Bush: I feel like a little girl who just got her first kiss. I’m giddy and I’m blushing and I’m kind of embarrassed. I don’t know. I love fashion with all my heart. I love it. Continue reading

Sophia Bush Talks to Makers About Her Mentors

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WWSBD? That stands for “What Would Sophia Bush Do?” and it may be my new motto.

The actress who we first got to know from her role as tough cookie Brooke on One Tree Hill has now become an activist force. In addition to being a successful working actress (we love watching her kick butt on a weekly basis on Chicago P.D.), this Levo 100 member is also always fighting for causes she is passionate about. From the environment to women and girl’s rights to just speaking her mind.

We recently caught up with the actress/activist as she was promoting Lipton’s Chef Fest, a series of digital content and experiential dining events designed to infuse excitement into every day meals. The events kick off this Fall in Washington D.C. (Sept. 23-25), Chicago (Oct. 14-16), Atlanta (Oct. 21-23), and Austin (Oct. 28-30), and) and will feature local tastemakers, live music and delicious meals. The digital content series co-stars chef Michael Symon, Anthony Anderson and Bush.

In 2016 Lipton is encouraging people to pull up a chair and reconnect with friends and family in a meaningful way through Lipton’s Chef Fest, a series of digital content and experiential dining events designed to infuse excitement into every day meals. We talked with Bush about everything from mentorship, to what she would tell her younger self to getting that morning routine down pat.

Makers: What would you tell your 22-year-old self when it comes to career advice?

Sophia Bush: Stick to your guns. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion, or stand up for yourself. And do not worry about being someone else’s definition of enough.

Makers: What is your best tip for starting your morning off right so you have the energy for those long days on set?

SB: I’ll take any intel you have on this topic! (laughs) Honestly, I’m trying to get better at getting up just a little earlier so that I can have some semblance of a morning to myself, before the madness begins. Taking an extra 20 minutes to take my vitamins, make a cup of coffee, and enjoy the silence. Because there is no silence and no alone time once you get to set! It’s go go go all day.

Makers: Do you have mentors either within the entertainment industry or outside of it? Are you a mentor yourself?

SB: I am really focused on mentorship lately. It can be so easy to operate like an island, and never ask for help. I find that I am finally comfortable reaching out more. Eva Longoria. Connie Britton. Debra Messing. Those ladies are always there for me. More recently I’ve been spending time with Ava DuVernay and Sarah Lewis — she is a beyond brilliant Harvard Professor and fellow Super Soul 100 change maker — and they both just blow my mind. I am so ready to be in company of strong and inspiring women all the time!

Makers: How have you dealt with failures in your career?

SB: “Failure” is part of life. I wish we would stop looking at it as though it’s a negative when something doesn’t work out, or we don’t get that job, or we don’t feel like we have don’t enough. Not realizing that both ups and downs are valuable robs so many of us of being able to be truly present and open. So yay failure. Make it a positive!

Makers: I am a huge fan of a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IRIMGTA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00IRIMGTA&linkCode=as2&tag=muinthda06-20&linkId=9174a552228b37d2d5e5d4c40297dcfb”>Chicago P.D. so I’d love to hear what we can expect to see happen with Lindsay next season? She was at a pretty dark place at the beginning of last season. Could that happen again? What will happen with her instead?

SB: Lindsay is definitely in a tough spot when we come back for the start of season 4. Hank is her father figure. The person who saved her life. He has always been a safe space and always been someone who has, despite his methodology in certain moments, been working toward the right thing. She believes in him. And now he has done this terrible thing. Her heart is broken. Because she understands the real, human pain that he is in, as a father. But she also knows what they are sworn to do, as police. She can no longer say that he is always going to end the day doing what’s right. And that has really turned her world upside down. Lindsay has to come to terms with how to go on, and how to trust someone that she no longer feels can be trusted completely. What that means for her, and for the place she has always occupied in her chosen family, remains to be seen. It does play into an interesting dynamic for her and Halstead. Because he is true blue, he is a person who has never wavered in his commitments. And so I think he becomes someone for her to turn to more. Even though they’ve been dating for some time, there are certain walls she hasn’t dropped around him, because she doesn’t drop them around anyone. But she’s had a very real wake up call to the fact that life is short. And that’s changing the way she lets him in.

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Sophia Bush Writes for The Cut

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Actress and activist Sophia Bush could really use a nap. The star of Chicago P.D., which shoots for ten months out of the year, is looking forward to Christmas for that reason. “Everyone keeps asking me what my Christmas plans are, and I’m like, ‘napping.’ I’m going to sleep, I’m going to have dinner, I’m going to drink good hot toddies, and I’m ready for it.” Before that day arrives, she’s hosting Birchbox’s “12 Days of Prizes and Surprises” sweepstakes, which runs through December 12. A dedicated Birchbox subscriber, she likes how the service “weeds out all the noise for you. You get trial sizes to see if you like something — you’re not sitting there going ‘I bought this $60 clay mask and I hate it.’” Bush talked to the Cut about cold-weather skin care, sleep masks, and the lure of bread.

How I like to sweat: I have a really good Pilates teacher here in Chicago. For me, it’s a lot of movement, it’s a lot of body opening. The fight sequences and even just the weapons we carry in these really exaggerated positions for eight or nine hours at a time … it all just throws your body out of whack. I have a couple of pretty gnarly injuries from four years on the show, so I’m always working on a rotator cuff, and a hip injury, and just making sure that I’m properly rehabbing those things.

But it’s pretty impossible for me to schedule. Last week I got lucky and I was able to get in the gym twice, but for the three weeks before that, I just did not have time. There’s no consistency, which makes staying active difficult. But if you’re constantly beating yourself up because you haven’t worked out enough or you didn’t eat well enough … you don’t also need the mental stress added to the stress that’s on your physical body. Continue reading

Sophia Bush Talks to Bloomberg About Chicago’s Hot Spots

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Sophia Bush, who plays Detective Erin Lindsay on NBC’s Chicago P.D., splits her time between her native Los Angeles and the Windy City.

“Chicago is such a cool place,” says Bush, 34, who spends more than nine months of the year camped out in a downtown apartment she’s decorated, salon-style, with her own photographs. Before the fourth season of the show kicks off on Sept. 21, Bush shares her favorite things to do when she’s not on-set.
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Best Spot to Celebrate

“The Aviary, chef Grant Achatz’s bar, is the most incredible cocktail spot. My favorite drink there, the Blueberry, arrives in this porthole-shaped vessel with rye, citrus peel, strawberries, and flower petals. It’s really next-level. Then a group of us from the show will pop over to the Soho House and maybe have dinner. It’s such a nice, low-key place.” Continue reading

Sophia Bush Talks to Parade About Chicago PD

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Sophia Bush is a familiar and favorite face in fictional law enforcement thanks to her starring role and powerful portrayal of Detective Erin Lindsay in the popular NBC drama Chicago P.D.. I caught up with the talented actress to find out more about what this season will bring for her character and what she’s learned from the tough-as-nails detective. A self-proclaimed foodie, Bush, who recently partnered with Lipton Iced Tea and Chef Michael Symon for Lipton’s Chef Fest, also shared her approach for creating better mealtime options.

Parade: We’ve all come to love Detective Erin Lindsay — the character you portray in the popular crime drama Chicago P.D. Is she as much fun to play as she is to watch?

Sophia Bush: She is! I’ve so enjoyed all of the training I’ve done for this show. Learning the way an intuitive female officer operates, thinks, trusts her gut. It’s been very eye-opening and confidence-building, in a way.

Parade: Do you share any qualities with Erin Lindsay? Anything you’ve learned from her no-nonsense approach to life and its challenges?

Bush: Erin doesn’t have a lot of room for self-doubt, which I think all women can relate to. We spend so much time unlearning society’s lessons to stay quiet, be small or question ourselves. As much as we are all on the journey of self-love and trust, she’s a great reinforcement of what it can look like when a woman has thrown away those pressures and pressed onward.

Parade: Chicago P.D. has helped educate the public about the extreme physical and emotional risks in being a first responder. What has that process been like for you as an actor?

Bush: We only show a tiny sliver of what the officers go through, truly. I’ve learned so much about how much stress and pain and loss these men and women carry; the faces that haunt them at night. And they go on, day to day, sacrificing for us. The officers I work with hold themselves to incredibly high standards, and don’t suffer fools in their profession who do not. They want wearing the badge to mean something honorable. They have my utmost respect.

Parade: What can we expect from Detective Erin Lindsay this season and beyond?

Bush: This season Erin is learning to let people in more. That goes for her relationship with Jay, the reparations she’s making in her relationship with her mother, and how she is considering a potential meeting with her father.

Parade: There doesn’t seem to be much doughnut eating at Lindsay’s precinct. What do you do to stay fit and healthy and running like the wind?

Bush: Oh but there is so much doughnut eating off camera! We have a never-ending case of them, literally. It’s like a Mary Poppins’ bag of sugary treats. Very dangerous! I’m much less healthy on this show than I’ve ever been before, just because our hours are so crazy and healthy food is so hard to come by. So I’m trying to catch up a little by cooking at home more, and bringing healthier options to work with me. The running and stunts on the show definitely make up for some of the fitness time I’m missing out on!

Parade: You’ve recently partnered with Lipton Iced Tea and Chef Michael Symon for Lipton’s Chef Fest. Is it safe to say that you value mealtime and entertaining? What’s your idea of a quick and easy mealtime menu?

Bush: Indeed, I do! I think mealtime is tremendously important. Slowing down and having a conversation with friends or loved ones over food is good for the soul. And it’s been so much fun for Michael and I to surprise so many awesome people with breaks like that. He’s taught me some wonderful recipes for quinoa risotto and quick fish preparations that are simple, hearty and good for you.

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Sophia Bush Talks to Delish About Staying Healthy

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Sophia Bush is known for playing the cool girl, be it detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D. or — throwback! — Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill. And after 14 years walking red carpets, she’s pretty unfazed by celebrity sightings. But there’s one instance where she loses all chill.

“I totally fanboy chefs,” she laughs. “As I’m sure you’ve noticed, if you’ve seen my social media, I’m like a crazy food person.”

She’s been known to ask to take a photo with chefs she admires, like Rick Bayless or Shuko’s Darry Liu. Don’t even get her started on her favorite TV show right now — Chef’s Table on Netflix.
“If you haven’t seen it, you have to watch it,” she says, eyes growing wide. “I had dinner at Alinea recently, and it was one of the most memorable things ever. [Chef Grant Achatz is featured in it] … and the way he sources local food and really considers his environment — I mean, my mind was absolutely blown. He’s shifting the paradigm.”

Over the years, Bush’s full-on fangirling has turned into legit friendships with certain chefs, like The Chew‘s Michael Symon. The two recently spent an afternoon in New York “rescuing” people from sad desk lunches, surprising them with gourmet picnics in the park, as part of Lipton’s Bright Bites campaign. “I’ve been trying to prioritize health and wellness in my own life, so when I heard I could encourage others to do the same, I had to be a part of it,” she says. Continue reading

Sophia Bush Talks to Michigan Avenue

Sophia BushSophia Bush spoke to Michigan Avenue.

Michigan Avenue: Has there been a moment where you felt really empowered as a woman?
SOPHIA BUSH: I feel the most empowered when I’m working on things that I’m passionate about, when I’m using my voice. Women are so often silenced in the world, and when you take control of your voice and know that it’s worthy and exercise it, that’s a great way to start changing your own environment.

MA: You’re an inspiration to so many. Who continues to inspire you?
SB: I have the most inspiring group of friends, truly, and it’s a pretty incredible thing. We’ve got a group text chain that’s going all the time… It’s great to have women who inspire you to be your strongest self, and who can help pick you up when you’re feeling like you can’t do something and remind you that you can.

MA: Beyond today’s event, how would you encourage other people to continue to champion women?
SB: I think it’s an incredibly important conversation to be having. A couple of weeks ago, I was at South by Southwest, and we did this panel with the First Lady. What I loved is that one of the men in the room stood up and said, “As a man who cares about women, how can I support you? How can I help champion this conversation?” I was like, “You, sir, get a gold star!” We need everybody there to help with these conversations — both women and men — and what I said to him is something I’d like to say to everyone: Ask a woman you care about to share her life experience with you. Tell someone, “I want to hear your story: What works, what doesn’t, what’s hard, what don’t I know [that] you face in your life that feels like an obstacle, and how can I help change it?”

MA: #MyTrueBeauty is a big component of this movement. How do you define “beauty?”
SB: For me, it has to come from within. I think what is magnetic about people is not actually how they look, [but] how they feel that makes their face light up, that makes their smile so wide, that makes people really glow. I find that I feel beautiful when I feel inspired and empowered.

About the evolution of her Chicago PD character Erin Lindsay: “It feels like a constantly evolving art project.”

On her adopted hometown of Chicago: “I’m very excited that Duck Duck Goat has opened.”

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