Sophia Bush sounds off on critics of her candid political commentary

Sophia Bush doesn't "particularly care" about how her willingness to be outspoken about politics on social media affects her relationship with her followers.

"I don't owe anybody anything," she told AOL Entertainment this week. "I am appreciative that so many people respond to [my tweets] and say, 'Never stop! Keep using your voice! We love you so much for not being afraid to say these things!' But there are plenty of people who say, like, 'You deserve to die, and we're going to boycott your show.' It's like, 'Sweet! Good story bro! Don't watch!' I don't care. This is the world, and if you think I'm an a--hole because I voted for somebody who would've increased my taxes so your kids could eat school lunches, then cool. I'm an a--hole!"

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Though that boldness feels like second nature for the "Chicago PD" actress now, it took her a while to get to a place to allow herself to be fearless when it comes to her work, her politics and her personal life.

"You have to remember that no matter how successful or happy you think someone is, they might be completely freaked out and stressed out all the time," she told us at Listerine's Unlock Your Bold event at the Inscape meditation studio in NYC. "So, it's on them -- and on you -- to start figuring out ways just for you to make your life feel a little bit better. Carve out a little bit of space, because taking quiet time makes me a bolder person."

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Bush found that quiet time pretty recently, when she started to arrive to the "Chicago PD" set 30 minutes earlier than everyone else so that she could have some alone time to ground herself to start the day. This half-hour is "a revolution" for the star, who uses the time to meditate using the Inscape app, do yoga, walk her dog, swish Listerine or brush her teeth.

The 34 year old says that another way she finds herself being bold is through her obsession with skydiving. She told us that she's been seven times and said that it would be "really cool" to one day jump out of a plane all on her own.

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CHICAGO P.D. -- '300,000 Likes' Episode 407 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'A Shot Heard Around The World' Episode 408 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- '300,000 Likes' Episode 407 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, Chelsea Morgan as Sloane Tuxhorn -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- 'Inherent Bias' Episode 207 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Skin in the Game' Episode 406 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'All Cylinders Firing' Episode 405 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'All Cylinders Firing' Episode 405 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Skin in the Game' Episode 406 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'All Cylinders Firing' Episode 405 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Linday, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'All Cylinders Firing' Episode 405 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'A War Zone' Episode 404 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'All Cylinders Firing' Episode 405 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Jean Whiteside/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Big Friends Big Enemies' Episode 403 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'The Silos' Episode 401 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'The Silos' Episode 401 -- Pictured: (l-r) LaRoyce Hawkins as Kevin Atwater, Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'The Silos' Episode 401 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Start Digging' Episode 323 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay, Jason Beghe as Sgt. Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Start Digging' Episode 323 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'She's Got Us' Episode 322 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Detective Jay Halstead, Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'In a Duffel Bag' Episode 320 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay, Lissette Espaillat as Nariela Hernandez, Jesse Lee Soffer as Detective Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'In a Duffel Bag' Episode 320 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Beghe as Sergeant Hank Voight, Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'If We Were Normal' Episode 319 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'If We Were Normal' Episode 319 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'The Cases That Need To Be Solved' Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Elias Koteas as Alvin Olinsky, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'The Cases That Need to Be Solved' Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson, Eamonn Walker as Chief Wallace Boden, Ser'Darius Blain as Brian Johnson, Tiffany Renee Johnson as Lauren Brooks, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Samuel Hunt as Craig Gurwitch -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Kasual with A K' Episode 318 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'The Cases That Need to Be Solved' Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay, Tiffany Renee Johnson as Lauren Brooks, Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'A Night Owl' Episode 315 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Kasual with A K' Episode 318 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHICAGO P.D. -- 'Hit Me' Episode 313 -- Pictured: Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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As for the question she probably gets most often, the answer is "no": She will not be taking part in any sort of official "One Tree Hill" reboot or on-air reunion.

"Not happening! It's like, don't even put it in the article," she told AOL Entertainment with a laugh. "People lose their minds, they send it to me, then they cry and say, 'Why did you break my heart?' I'm like, 'It's just not happening. I'm sorry.' We did 187 episodes -- I don't have it in me. I got nothing for you."

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