Sophia Bush & Amy Smart Talk Giving Back at Art of Elysium’s Heaven Gala (VIDEOS)

By: Gabrielle Chung / January 15, 2012

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How the stars are giving back.
It’s always refreshing to see Hollywood’s brightest starlets giving back to those in need!

One Tree Hill‘s Sophia Bush and ShamelessAmy Smart both stopped to speak to Celebuzz about the importance of giving back amid today’s economic turmoil at Satruday’s Art of Elysium gala. Bush even gushed about how her charity work had landed her a visit to the White House.

Check out her full interview above, then Amy (and her hunky hubby Carter Oosterhouse) in the video below.

Not only did Sophia speak to us about her charity, but she also dished a little bit about life after One Tree Hill. With its ninth and final season in full swing, the actress opened up about her future projects.

“I joke now, ‘I’ve got to do my homework now. There’s all these scripts to read and things to look at,'” she said. “It’s a very exciting time. Being in the position to figure what to do next is wonderful.”

But Sophia wasn’t the only star in the giving mood that night! Amy Smart also spoke out about giving back.

“Regardless of the economic climate, I think it’s always important to give back,” said Smart. “It’s part of being a human. It’s a balance. We always have to give back, in my opinion.”

The actress also nabbed herself a charitable mate as well! Hubby Carter Oosterhouse is an integral part of Carter’s Kids, an organization build playgrounds for children all across the United States.

Check out more of the couple’s interview below!