Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton could have landed the quilt of Maxim journal — nevertheless it seems they actually did not wish to do it.
Again in 2006, the One Tree Hill costars and their castmate Danneel Ackles had been featured on the magazine’s entrance web page…however they had been apparently threatened into doing it.
On the time, Sophia says the present’s executives had been attempting to herald extra of a male viewers, utilizing techniques like introducing an aggressive male character and placing girls in underwear.
“They had been like, ‘Possibly we must always do extra! Possibly we must always make the women do Maxim and inform them they’ll get fired in the event that they don’t,'” Sophia stated on the Drama Queens podcast she hosts with Hilarie and Bethany Pleasure Lenz.
Sophia says the journal was an instantaneous “no” for her, contemplating she felt her character Brooke had been very “sexualized” in a number of storylines already.
“I used to be like, ‘Look, if the women wish to do it, that’s nice. I don’t. I’ve gone to battle attempting to make Brooke much less of this factor that you simply guys tried to drive me into. I don’t wish to do it,'” Sophia shared.
As a substitute of accepting her choice, Sophia says she was advised, “If you don’t go and shoot this cowl along with your co-stars, we’ll assure you that you’ll by no means be let loose for a press day, a film, an occasion, any of your charities. We are going to maintain you right here for ever.”
“[He said], ‘Look, all of the others hows have been on the quilt of each single journal and nobody desires you guys. Nobody desires you and also you lastly have somebody that wishes you and also you’re actually gonna flip your nostril up at that?'” Sophia recalled.
She continued, “It was very a lot a, ‘Nobody else desires you, the studio desires to cancel your present. You don’t begin to generate some buzz and entice these male numbers, we’re lifeless and all your mates are going to lose their jobs.’”
Regardless of nonetheless not eager to do it, Sophia says it was such a “profound risk” that she felt as if she could not say no on the time.
In the meantime, Bethany says she wasn’t even requested to be part of the quilt shoot and was advised she had been “changed” by Danneel as a result of she was “too fats.”
“They advised me that they didn’t come to me as a result of I used to be too fats,” Bethany shared. “I wasn’t a scorching lady on the present anymore.”
The reveal got here as a shock to each Sophia and Hilarie, who say they had been advised Bethany had turned down the chance.
“Once I stated I don’t wish to do it, I used to be like, ‘However Pleasure’s not doing it! She stated no. Why does she get to say no?’ They go, ‘Properly she stated no, so you need to say sure. She stated no first,'” Sophia claimed.
She continued, “They scapegoated you to inform the three of us we couldn’t say no…We weren’t mad at you however we had been pissed about it.”
Bethany says the entire thing marked a turning level for her character and from there on out, she was handled otherwise than her costars.
“From that time ahead, I began getting handled like, ‘Simply put Pleasure within the class of middle-age mother. We’re gonna do the horny stuff with everyone else. There’s nothing fascinating about Pleasure anymore as a result of she’s married,'” she recalled.
She added, “Apparently, they thought I used to be fats and boring. That was it. I obtained type of changed with Danneel — who I really like. It was so bizarre.”
You may hear all that Sophia, Hilarie and Bethany needed to say right here.
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