Ever watch a certain scene in a movie or on a TV show and think, “Wow, how does that actor sit and watch this with their proud parents? Is it awkward, even though they’re just acting?” Wonder no more, because according to Sophia Bush, it’s totally awkward every time.
Sophia might be a seasoned vet at doing those kinds of scenes after a bunch of teen movies and almost a decade on the very dramatic and occasionally racy One Tree Hill, but the Chicago PD star says watching herself on-screen with her mom is still “super, super awkward” — even though she’s 31!
Her mom, Maureen, definitely agrees, but says it’s actually more of a “shock,” especially when it came to Sophia’s first big role on-screen.
“The first time [we watched her] was in Van Wilder,” Maureen tells People. “Kissing Ryan Reynolds, her butt in the air… we were like, ‘Whoa!’”
That sounds like a perfectly fun Friday night to us, but if our parents were watching? Um, no thank you. Fortunately, her role as Detective Lindsay on Chicago PD is a bit more family-friendly, and Sophia’s parents never miss an episode.
“We wouldn’t miss it,” Maureen says. “We watch it live, even with the commercials. It’s my girl!”
And Sophia’s very happy to have her parents’ support, especially now that she’s an adult and can benefit from their friendship.
“They’ve always been there and they’re great friends to me,” Sophia says. “I don’t think that works when you’re 15, but when you’re 30 it’s amazing.”