The Women From ‘One Tree Hill’ Still Text Each Other All The Time
Finally, a group text I'd actually like to be part of!
Group texts can sometimes be annoying — but not if the cast of “One Tree Hill” is involved. I think I speak for all of the show’s fans when I say that being part of that message thread would be pure joy in every way.
Despite the show ending all the way back in 2012, the cast still manages to keep in touch on the regular.
“Our group texts are lit. If people could see them, I’m like, oh man, this would be something,” Sophia Bush, who played Brooke Davis on the WB/CW series recently told Bustle. “We literally have a group text with every girl who’s ever been on the show, and it’s off the chain all the time.”
The “OTH” women support each other and genuinely admire each other, and that’s so great to hear.
“There’s hard-won love and protection and safety in our group of women, and it’s something that we’re all really proud of and certainly always willing to go to bat for each other,” Bush told Bustle. “I’m like, ‘This is not a lady crew you wanna f— with.’ Just trust me.”
And while the group text conversations may be private, the women have shown their support for each other more publicly on social media.
Bush once jumped to the defense of fellow actress and “One Tree Hill” star Hilarie Burton after she was receiving rude comments for making a statement against supporting a “One Tree Hill” fan convention called EyeCon for what she felt was an exploitation of “girl power.”
“I will not be attending any EyeCon events. Ever. I personally feel exploited by their ‘girl power’ angle,” she wrote.
I'm sorry Mary. I will not be attending any Eyecon events. Ever. I personally feel exploited by their "girl power" angle, which exists at the expense of some of us who went through a difficult time on that show. They're using our sisterhood as a sales gimmick. No thanks.
— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) March 27, 2018
Burton’s message came shortly after “One Tree Hill” creator Mark Schwahn was accused of sexual harassment and other abuses by 18 members of the show’s cast and crew, including Burton and Bush. Burton felt EyeCon was using that news to sell tickets, using a theme of female empowerment.
And once those in support of EyeCon started sending Burton messages, Bush jumped to her defense. She called Burton her “sister” and warned others to back off.
.@HilarieBurton is my sister. Don’t fuck with her. Period.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 29, 2018
Burton clearly appreciated the support and responded:
“@SophiaBush is a WOMAN. My woman. I love her so hard. She is the kindest and most generous and supremely honest. Thanks for always being my ride or die, sis.”
@SophiaBush is a WOMAN. My woman. I love her so hard. She is the kindest and most generous and supremely honest. Thanks for always being my ride or die, sis. Xxxx
— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) March 29, 2018
So, yeah, about those group texts … we can only imagine how incredibly motivating, awesome and probably vulgar they truly are.
It’s so nice to know that the “One Tree Hill” bond lives on, in a very real way — and not just in our hearts.