The Chicago P.D. actress noted that, unlike today, social media wasn’t around when she was filming One Tree Hill, so there wasn’t an outlet to discuss topics about pay disparity, work environments, etc.
“There was no social media where people were talking about this stuff and giving people advice, and figuring out if you were being paid equitably,” she explained. “We didn’t have any of that. We were just in the dark.”
Sophia said working on the series brought “so much joy and so much confusion” at the same time. But because of her experience on the show, she explained that she’s extra diligent about creating a positive space on sets.
“I want my sets to be really professional—we’re not here to tolerate a bunch of dilly-dallying or bulls–t,” she described. “I want sets that I work on to be places that people can ask any question and get it answered, where we can hold ourselves to a degree of excellence as a challenge, not as a threat, and where it can just be fun.”
E! News has reached out to WB for comment regarding Sophia’s claims. However, we have yet to receive a response.