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    "One Tree Hill" Actor Sophia Bush Says She And Other Actors In The 2000s Were "Fetishized"

    The actor behind Brooke Davis describes a "really controlling and manipulative" culture behind the scenes.

    You know actor Sophia Bush.

    Who could forget her legendary roles in John Tucker Must Die, The Hitcher, The Narrows, or... Incredibles 2?!

    On set of John Tucker Must Die, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, and Arielle Kebbel smile at each other, Brittany Snow is seen on a computer monitor

    She was also totally badass as Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D.

    Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) looks concerned, making eye contact with a man off-screen.

    And most importantly, she portrayed the extremely cool Brooke Davis on the iconic teen drama One Tree Hill.

    But, according to Bush, One Tree Hill wasn't glamorous behind the scenes.

    The cast of One Tree Hill sit at the dinner table together: Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, Kate Voegele, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Daphne Zuniga, and James Lafferty

    In an interview with Barstool Sports' Chicks in the Office podcast, Bush described working in that time to be "scary and intimidating and confusing."

    On the set of One Tree Hill, actor Austin Nichols holds a concerned-looking Sophia Bush

    "We didn’t get to grow up on a set where people wanted to answer our questions or help us navigate any of the madness of the early aughts," she said.

    On set of One Tree Hill, actors Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton smile, dressed up in club attire

    "Looking back on it, we can see the ways in which we were fetishized," she continued.

    On the set of One Tree Hill, actors Sophia Bush and Stephen Colletti smirk, both looking off to the left

    “We were kind of looked at as pawns. We had grown-ups who we trusted, who now we understand were being really controlling and manipulative," she said.

    On the set of One Tree Hill, Sophia Bush sits on a couch, clutching a monkey stuffed animal, looking concerned

    And so, now, a decade removed from One Tree Hill, Bush makes sure her sets are "really fun and expansive...because I know what it feels like when it isn't."

    Sophia Bush poses on the set of One Tree Hill, staring straight into the camera

    Watch the full podcast interview below.

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