January 28, 2023
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‘One Tree Hill’ Stars Recall Being Pressured to Do Maxim Cowl by Bosses

Followers of One Tree Hill will bear in mind the second Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, and Danneel Ackles appeared on Maxim journal again in 2006. The lads’s journal is thought for its horny images of trending celebrities, so when a trio of stars from The CW teen drama graced its cowl, it was an enormous deal. However apparently, the forged members themselves had been much less enthused behind the scenes.

Burton, Bush, and Bethany Pleasure Lenz now have an iHeartRadio podcast known as Drama Queens the place they dissect every episode of the present. Within the November 28 episode, “It’s a Fiasco – Ep 404,” the subject of the notorious cowl got here up, which was featured within the episode. Throughout their chat, Burton and Bush famous that they initially tried to show down the quilt, however they had been advised taking part was not elective.

Burton (who performed Peyton) recalled a manufacturing assembly the place the thought was introduced as a make-or-break scenario for the present. “We got this very pleasant comfortable pitch: ‘Look, all the opposite reveals have been on the quilt of each single journal, and nobody desires you guys. You lastly have somebody who desires you, and also you’re actually going to show your nostril up at that?’” the actress remembers a producer saying.

“We obtained advised we needed to do it,” Bush (who performed Brooke) mentioned. “As a result of Brooke had been so sexualized on the present and the entire thought of this Hometown Hottie was Rachel’s [Harris’ character] storyline, I used to be like, ‘If the ladies wish to do it, that’s nice. I don’t. I’ve gone to battle making an attempt to make Brooke much less of this factor that you just guys have tried to power me into. I don’t wish to do it.’”

She continued, “I actually obtained advised: ‘Should you don’t go and shoot this cowl together with your co-stars, we’ll assure that you’ll by no means be let loose for a press day, a film, an occasion, any of your charities — we’ll hold you right here endlessly.’”

Lenz, who starred as Haley, didn’t seem on the quilt, however when she revealed why, the others had been shocked.

“They advised me that they didn’t come to me as a result of I used to be too fats, and I simply wasn’t the ‘scorching lady,’” she famous.

One Tree Hill creator and showrunner Mark Schwahn was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 by each the writers and the forged.