7 Reasons Gina Rodriguez & Sophia Bush Really Are "Soul Sisters" Like They Say
As if you needed another reason to adore the woman who portrays Jane Villanueva on Jane the Virgin and the actress who brought Brooke Davis to life on One Tree Hill. Did you know that Gina Rodriguez and Sophia Bush are "soul sisters"? Well, that's what both hope to be one day, based on tweets the two TV talents exchanged Monday. While chatting with her fans, Rodriguez said, "Number one rule in my house, if you ain't got nothing nice to say, zip it! Lol." Bush couldn't hep but praise the Golden Globe-winning actress for her words and responded as follows: "Preach girl. Also, slay. Keep fighting the good fight. I'll never understand the point of tearing people down rather than lifting them up."
First and foremost, what great advice on both fronts. If you don't have anything nice to say, then just keep your mouth shut. You can get so much more out of lifting up individuals compared to bashing them. Thank goodness there are inspiring individuals like Bush and Rodriguez to influence young women and men.
Rodriguez responded to Bush's tweet with, "That is why I believe we could be soul sisters." Like most any person with common sense would reply, Bush said, "IN!"
Anyone else hoping these two become best friends, sooner rather than later? Until then, here are seven reasons they could be "soul sisters," just like Jane Villanueva and Brooke Davis would probably be.
1. They're Badasses
From the characters they play to the advice they give to how they define beauty to their outlook on life, Rodriguez and Bush are both badass.
2. They're Influential
3. They Empower Young Women
If you're a parent looking for someone for your daughter to look up (you know, in addition to yourself), Bush and Rodriguez are great role models. They both empower young women when it comes to body positivity or embracing their passions.
4. They Play Inspiring Characters
Thank goodness Rodriguez brought Jane Villanueva to life, because I don't know what I'd do without her. As for Bush, in addition to Brooke Davis (who will continue to be a force to be reckoned with), I now can't get enough of her Chicago P.D. character, Erin Lindsay.
5. They Both Can Dance
Just imagine their dance parties. Uh-mazing.
6. They're Filled With Positivity
I think their tweets to each other prove just that. These two are all about uplifting everyone, rather than tearing down others. Also, it seems like when life gets tough, they try to look at the positive, instead of the negative.
7. They Both Redefined "Enough"
Both actresses have defined the word "enough" in interviews. It's almost eerie!
In August, while chatting with The Huffington Post, Rodriguez talked being Latino "enough." She said,
I’m sorry no, I don’t agree with that. It’s like anybody turning to you and being, "You ain’t human enough, you ain’t pretty enough, you ain’t tall enough, you ain’t big enough." What do you mean I’m not enough? No, I am enough. I am fully enough. And you’re enough. And the girl that’s half and half is enough. And the girl that only speaks Spanish is enough.
As for Bush, she redefined "enough" during an interview with Health magazine, saying,
The word enough is a monster for me. I don't know how anyone ever feels that they are enough: successful enough, smart enough, pretty enough, healthy enough. I got so scared the first time I decided to say, "I am terrified of not being enough." And what came back tenfold — women who identify, women who sympathize and women who experience all of that — was mind-boggling to me. We are so in this together. And that helps. A friend said to me, "Let it be enough, whatever you did today. You went on a two-mile run and you didn't do a circuit-training workout? Who cares? Let it be enough.
If these seven reasons don't convince you they're destined to be friends, then I don't know what will.