Sophia Bush paid tribute to her former Chicago PD co-star Markie Post on Sunday after the actress passed away on Saturday at the age of 70.
Sophia shared a beaming photo of herself and Markie, who played her on-screen mom in the popular NBC Police Procedure.
‘My sweet sweet Markie… I have no words. Devastated comes to mind, ”the 39-year-old actress began.
Saying goodbye: Sophia Bush, 39, remembered her late Chicago PD co-star Markie Post with a long and loving Instagram post on Sunday. The 70-year-old actress died from a battle with cancer on Saturday.
‘Crushed. Sorry. This woman. This ray of sunshine. Pure light. And damn it, ”she continued.
She described her senior co-star as a “television icon”.
‘Bold. Funny. Always aware of the joke, usually before the rest of the room. Always have a deeper perspective on a character’s reality than what was on the page, ”she continued.
“When I lived in a box that made it deeply difficult to be a woman who could exist as one… and… breathe?” Markie walked in with arms to wrap around me and eyes that sparked both kindness and lightning in the room as she held me, and called other women to her safe space as well. She did it all with a smile and a laugh, and with more wisdom than most of us could ever hope to learn or muster.
Sophia didn’t explain her comments further, but she may have been referring to the working conditions of their Chicago PD series, which she described to Dax Shepard on her Armchair Expert podcast in 2018 as a “consistent barrage of assault. abusive behavior “.
Big fan: Sophia shared beaming photos of the two actresses and wrote that she loved Markie watching her on Night Court in the 1980s and early 1990s
Highlight: “I blushed when she came to Chicago. To play MY mom on screen !? And I loved her in our hair and makeup trailer and at cozy dinners around endless laughter… ”she wrote; still from Chicago PD
She continued, “I loved her on Night Court. I blushed when she came to Chicago. To play MY mom on screen !? And I loved her in our hair and makeup trailer and at cozy dinners over endless laughter and watching her eyes light up as she spoke about her husband and daughters. When she called me an “extraordinary woman”, I melted.
The One Tree Hill star described her co-star as “the kind of fixed mom who made you feel invincible and allowed you to be vulnerable and tender” and said she “would never forget this mystical power “. This rare duality.
She said the two actresses even talked about reuniting their “overlapping onscreen families,” which included Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton and Megan Park.
“We LOVED how lucky we were to share two TV families,” she added.
Big impact: The One Tree Hill star described her co-star as “the kind of fixed mom who made you feel invincible and gave you permission to be vulnerable and tender” and said she “didn’t ‘would never forget this mystical power “; still from Chicago PD
“And then life, different places and a pandemic got in the way. I will forever curse the missed opportunity of this reunion dinner that we had not yet had, ”continued Sophia.
She urged her 3.8 million subscribers to “kiss the people you love.”
“Don’t say ‘we’ll do it soon, honey.’ Don’t wait until everyone is “back in town and it’s easy”. Do it now. Take the hike. Don’t miss your moments.
The actress concluded with a sweet message to members of Markie’s family.
” His family ? Michael. Kate. Daisy. The ones she lit while talking? Those who put a twinkle and a sparkle in his eyes? Man, oh man, she loved you. Man oh man, I’m sorry to see her go.
“How grateful you have shared it with me. That I was able to borrow her, her and her heart without limits. Thank you, forever. ‘
RIP: Post died on Saturday at the age of 70 after a three-year-and-ten-month battle with cancer, as reported by Deadline. She has appeared in numerous television shows and in There’s Something About Mary; seen in 2018
Post died on Saturday after a nearly four-year battle with cancer.
She was best known for playing one of the lead roles on the NBC sitcom’s night short from 1984 to 1992, although she had numerous other TV credits and also appeared on There’s Something About. Mary (1998) as the mother of Cameron Diaz.
She was featured on Chicago PD as Sophia’s mother from seasons two through four.
Sophia was part of the main cast for the first four seasons playing Detective Erin Lindsay, although she left before her contract ended due to her unhappiness with the way she was treated on the show.
Costars: Sophia was in the main cast of Chicago PD for its first four seasons, where Markie played her mother in seasons two through four; still from Chicago PD with Jason Beghe