Whereas many individuals suppose that getting a job on successful TV present can be the best gig on the earth, it is at all times good to maintain issues in perspective. Simply ask actress Sophia Bush, whose voluntary exit from NBC’s Chicago P.D. was as surprising as plenty of the cancellations that hit TV this 12 months. Although Bush nonetheless considers the gig a dream job, she merely could not go on with it. Although her motivational particulars are nonetheless being kept under wraps, she’s revealed that she gave her Chicago P.D. bosses fairly a very long time to repair the issues earlier than she formally left.
A 12 months later, after I sat my bosses down, it was in the summertime, between Seasons three and four, and I mentioned, ‘This is the place we’re. This is all the things you are conscious of. This is how I am coming to you at present. If one thing actually drastic does not change, I am leaving on the finish of the 12 months.’ As a result of I perceive how the enterprise works and the way girls are handled, I mentioned, ‘I am supplying you with not two weeks discover, and I am not coming in right here throwing shit and breaking lamps and saying I am by no means coming again. I am supplying you with 23 episodes discover. I am supplying you with that a lot time. So there shall be no dialog during which I used to be hysterical, emotional, during which I used to be being [an] ‘irrational feminine’ or no matter you need to placed on it. I am actually sitting in entrance of you want cool as a cucumber. If this must be like an enormous swinging-dick competitors, I promise you I’ll win. However know this now: If we’re not having a really totally different dialog by Christmas, then you understand with 100 % certainty in December that come the top of April, I am leaving.’
Sadly for Sophia Bush and her fandom, it seems that such drastic actions weren’t taken by Chicago P.D. producers, which led to Bush formally bowing out at any time when Season four wrapped up in Could. That needed to be as irritating an ordeal as one might undergo within the Hollywood spectrum, since Bush was anticipated to place her greatest foot ahead and provides successful performances throughout a time when her needs had been actively being dismissed by her superiors. Granted, we do not know what these needs concerned, and so they could very nicely have been unreasonable.
Latest stories have put Sophia Bush’s exit below a brand new mild, although. Star Jason Beghe is being investigated by NBC for on-set misconduct after allegations surfaced that the actor was extraordinarily aggressive to different solid and crew members, and he reportedly used sexually suggestive language with others as nicely. Beghe has since apologized and admitted to understanding he has anger points; it wasn’t even the primary time he’d been investigated on the present, as his unstable conduct was first reported to NBCU’s H.R. division in 2016. Beghe’s points have solely been unofficially linked to Bush leaving Chicago P.D., however few can be stunned if that ended up being the largest purpose.
Throughout her interview with the UnStyled podcast, Sophia Bush acknowledged that she knew even after Season 2 was over that she would not have the ability to stay part of the present for the lengthy haul. But she nonetheless selected to not break contract, starring within the third and fourth seasons whereas additionally making appearances on the opposite Chicago exhibits within the build-up to Chicago Justice‘s spinoff. (She additionally appeared within the latter’s finale.) However going past Season four simply wasn’t within the playing cards for Bush, whose Erin Lindsay took a job with the FBI in New York.
We’ll most likely be ready somewhat longer to listen to Sophia Bush give her frankest explanations, however we’ll be listening. In the meantime, you may catch Chicago P.D., which brought Jon Seda back after Chicago Justice bought cancelled, returning to NBC for its mole-following midseason debut on Wednesday, January three, at 10 p.m. ET. To see when all the opposite hit exhibits are coming again, head to our 2018 midseason premiere schedule.