And here are the captures of Sophia in last Monday’s Partners, 1×05 2 Broke Guys!
Partners > Season 1 > Captures > 1×05 2 Broke Guys
When Zap2it arrived on the “Partners” set to sit down with Sophia Bush, we found her spread out in the “office” set usually used as Michael Urie and David Krumholtz’ fictional architectural firm. On this particular day, though, Sophia had commandeered the room as her own office space — and when we found her, she wasn’t looking over her script or emailing her agent like one might expect. Instead, highlighter in hand, she was carefully poring over a stack of research detailing both Governor Mitt Romney’s and President Barack Obama’s records as pertaining to civil rights issues.
If you follow Sophia on Twitter, you’ve noticed that she doesn’t shy away from fierce activism and passionate political statements. While her (very) vocal support of one candidate over another might make a publicist wince, Sophia’s not one to hold back her opinion — be it gratitude and generosity or sheer disgust and outrage. She’s a vocal supporter of marriage equality, environmental preservation, and global education initiatives.
Recently, she was called out by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin for using the word “vagina” in a tweet about her focus on women’s rights, from healthcare to the workplace. Their exchange grew heated as Malkin blogged about Sophia’s refusal to “shut up” and accused her of being “girly bits obsessed.” (Needless to say, Sophia’s recap of the evening’s back-and-forth was a little different.)
While the dust was still settling, we asked Sophia what she feels is the most important issue on which she’d like to see her fans educate themselves before November 6.
Sophia attended the 8th Annual Maroon 5 Halloween Party presented by the Patron XO Cafe on October 31st!
Public Appearances > 2012 > The Patron XO cafe Presents the 8th Annual Maroon 5 Halloween Party – October 31, 2012
Here are some candid photos of Sophia out and about in the past two weeks! She looks stunning!
Out and about > 2012 > Sophia leaving Sayer’s Nightclub – October 30, 2012
Out and about > 2012 > Sophia spotted at the Grove in La – October 31, 2012
Out and about > 2012 > Sophia leaving Katsuya Restaurant – November 3, 2012
Out and about > 2012 > Sophia leaving Sayer’s Nightclub – November 3, 2012
JOE IS TORN WHEN HE FEELS THAT HE DOESN’T FIT IN WITH ALI’S FRIENDS AND SHE DOESN’T REALLY FIT IN WITH LOUIS’S, ON “PARTNERS,” MONDAY, NOV. 19 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
CHEAT TWEET: How do U tell your #Partner that they don’t quite fit in with your friends? @Partners_CBS Monday, 11/19 8:30PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/SukDyH
“Pretty Funny” – Joe is torn as to where he and Ali should socialize when he realizes that he doesn’t fit in with her friends and she doesn’t fit in with Louis’s, on PARTNERS, Monday, Nov. 19 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Michael Urie (Louis)
David Krumholtz (Joe)
Sophia Bush (Ali)
Brandon Routh (Wyatt)
Peter Oldring (Mitch)
Amir Talai (Buck)
Guy Branum (Andrew)
Alex Staggs (Randee)
Jeff Hiller (Randy)
Reggie Watkins (James)
John F. Schaffer (Jonah)
Erik Aude (Bartender)
WRITTEN BY: David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
DIRECTED BY: James Burrows
Ah, the ever-elusive platonic kiss on the mouth. This week’s episode of “Partners” explores the issue, as Joe (David Krumholtz) begins to question Ali’s (Sophia Bush) habit of kissing her gay male buddy Wyatt (Brandon Routh) on the lips. She thinks it’s just a casual smooch hello and goodbye — until Joe reminds her that Wyatt kinda looks like Superman.
“It’s a very innocent thing when it begins, because Ali kisses Wyatt goodbye on the mouth, as so many of us do with close friends, with family. I always kissed my grandfather on the mouth! He kissed my mother on the mouth, he kissed my father on the mouth,” Sophia recalled when we sat down with her on set last week. “I do, with a lot of my gay friends, because they’re my buddies! Because there’s no threat of sexuality existing in it, you can be as affectionate with your closest friends as you are with your family and so Ali and Wyatt kiss on the mouth.”
“You’re not supposed to kiss another dude on the mouth!” David insists, backing up his character’s point of view. “It doesn’t matter if he’s gay or not! It totally does not matter. A man is a man. If I saw my wife routinely kissing another man on the mouth, even if he was gay, it would get under my skin, because like Joe points out in the episode, there’s no way she’s not getting anything out of it. Especially a strappingly handsome man like Brandon Routh.”
Once Joe starts getting into Ali’s head about the whole thing, her stubborn insistence that she’s not into the kiss wears down. “Neither Ali or Wyatt has ever thought it was weird,” Sophia explains, “but, of course, Brandon is Brandon, and he’s like this cut-from-marble, corn-fed — I don’t even know what the word is for someone who looks like him. I don’t think there’s an appropriate word. He’s just so good and solid and handsome. So the more Joe puts into Ali’s head that it’s weird, the more when it happens, Ali begins to realize that Wyatt, who she relates to almost like a girlfriend, is actually a really hot guy.”
“Joe feels threatened,” Krumholtz says. “It’s emasculating. So he sets down some ground rules about how she’s allowed to kiss him. It doesn’t work out for him. It actually gets worse, and he sets out to prove to her that she can’t not get turned on by a kiss from Wyatt.”
As you can imagine, shenanigans follow — though the story plays out mostly between Joe and Ali, since Wyatt and Louis (Michael Urie) are completely unfazed by the kisses, which definitely begin to escalate as you can see in the exclusive video below.
“It’s nothing! It’s nothing for Wyatt and Ali, at first, until Joe shines a light on it… and ultimately, it still becomes nothing for Wyatt,” Brandon says. “Louis is not miffed by it at all. He’s like ‘Wyatt’s gay.’ He’s pretty sure about his position with Wyatt and Wyatt’s position with men.”
Tune in to “Partners” tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS. [UPDATE: "Partners" will be postponed one week because of the storm back east. Stay dry!]
You can watch the sneak peek Here