Katey Sagal, who once sang back-up for Bob Dylan, Bette Milder and Etta James, has announced a 4-city tour called: Katey Sagal: An Evening of Music and the Cast of Sons of Anarchy.
The first tour dates will consist of a Midwest run April 18 through 21 (dates and information below). The touring show consists of Sagal backed by the Forest Rangers, the band that collaborates to create the music for the wildly popular FX series, created by Sagal’s husband Kurt Sutter.
The band, in addition to Sagal on vocals, consists of Brian Macleod (drums), Davey Faragher (bass), Jeff Young (keys), Billy Harvey (guitar), Gia Ciambotti (backing vocals) and Thiele on guitar. Read more
Q & A: Kurt Sutter on the Season Finale of ‘Sons of Anarchy’, Casting and Why He Cut Off His Characters Tongue
Capping off a great season of Sons of Anarchy, FX and show creator Kurt Sutter held a conference call to discuss the impact of the season and outcome of the bang-up finale.
I got a chance to ask him about how he cast’s the show and he told me that when they’re making casting decisions, most of the time, he’ll defer to that episodes director. But, other times, he said that he’ll “see something in a character or in an actor that I feel is not right or would be better served because I know where the story is going to, and then I’ll make a different choice than the director.”
He also talks about what might be coming for the show, dealing with the deaths of characters, social media and more.
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Donal Logue is one of my favorite actors around. He makes every character interesting and immensely watchable and on top of all that, he’s just a great guy. As I told him in the interview below, I did an episode of Terriers with him a while back and he just made my time on-set so enjoyable, which isn’t always the case when you’re working with the star of a show.
One of my favorite things he told me in the conversation was that later that day, he was headed down to Santa Monica “to just be a homeless guy, and run around, and do some really weird experimental film thing with some friends of mine.” He could just be hanging out, waiting for the phone to ring but no, he’s out there creating and trying something new.
Donal joined the cast of FX’s Sons of Anarchy this past season in a major arc as former U.S. Marshal Lee Toric, a man who wants answers regarding his sister’s death. As usual, he’s fantastic in the part and I’m looking forward to seeing him on the show next season.
In this Q & A, Donal chats about working on Sons, getting nervous on set, preparing for roles and his advice to actors.
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Last night’s Sons of Anarchy finale was the most-watched finale the show has seen and if you saw the episode, you’ll know why. No spoilers here, but the show and series, continues to surprise and remains one of the best hours on TV.
One of this past seasons high points was Jimmy Smits. As Nero Padilla, a Mexican brothel owner and new SAMCRO partner, Smits was a longtime fan of the show said he was thrilled to join the cast. “It’s a kind of industry darling. A lot of people in our business are into the show,” he said in a recent conference call.
In this Q & A, Smits talks about how he joined the cast, finding common ground with character, working in the Star Wars universe and how, as an actor, he’s interested in “whatever comes along.”
Can you talk a bit about filming love scenes with Katie while being directed by Kurt?
Jimmy Smits: No. No, no, I didn’t have any love scenes that Kurt actually directed. Kurt only directed the final—Kurt is the creator of the show, and he writes ….
He only directed the last episode this particular season and …. There was like a kissy-kissy thing, but no. He had to deal with it in the editing bay. Read more
Q&A: Rockmond Dunbar talks ‘Sons of Anarchy’, How He Got His Start and the Question That Changed His Life
Just when I think Sons of Anarchy can’t get any better, the series one-ups itself. I just imagine creator Kurt Sutter leaning back in his office chair and smiling at what he’s done this year because I think we’re in for a huge season finale.
Will Rockmond Dunbar’s character factor in the season ender? One can only hope because Dunbar and his character Deputy Sheriff Eli Roosevelt are perfect in the show and with the recent death of his character’s wife and unborn child, he’s out for some vengeance.
In this interview, Dunbar talks about how we’ll see a different side to Eli, how he got his start and his advice to actors!
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Drea de Matteo returned to FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Wendy, Jax’s (Charlie Hunnam) newly clean and sober ex-wife. The reason for the return is that she wants to be a part of their son’s life but in order to do that, she had to get passed Jax’s wife, Tara (Maggie Siff).
Drea is probably best known for playing Adriana on The Sopranos, a role which got her an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series but after taking time off to raise her kids, she’s back. Not only reprising her SOA role but also in the new Lifetime movie (and backdoor pilot), Stalkers.
She recently had a conference call where she talked about returning to SOA, Stalkers, her time on The Sopranos and the difference between cable and basic cable (hint: She can’t say the F word).
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Ashley Tisdale recently had a 2-episode arc on FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Emma Jean, an escort working for Jimmy Smits‘ character, Nero Padilla.
As you probably know, Tisdale is a Disney Channel star (who still does voice work on the animated Phineas and Ferb), but with her desire to shed that Disney image, she jumped at the chance to work on SOA.
In this Q&A, which was done several weeks ago – yeah, we’re late in posting this, she talks about how she got offered the role, how she wants to more challenging parts and shedding her Disney image.
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Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman Break Away From ‘SOA’ to Star in the Comedy, ‘Frankie Goes Boom’ (video)
Fans of Sons of Anarchy might be in for either a shock or treat when they watch the new film, 3,2,1… Frankie Goes Boom.
I saw the movie when it screened at the San Diego Film Festival and being a fan of the show, it was really fun to watch the two in totally different roles, especially Perlman. “I think it’s a treat for Sons of Anarchy fans to see us in a very, very different situation,” says Hunnam in the video below.
In the videos, Hunnam talks about switching to comedy and trying to break away from his tough guy image and Perlman shares why he wanted to play a woman.
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Q&A: Sons of Anarchy’s Harold Perrineau talks How He Went After His Role, His Musical Theater Background and Treating Himself Like a Brand
Harold Perrineau has starred in two of my favorite shows, OZ and Lost and now, he’s jumped into the cast of another of my favorites, FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
In the new season of SOA, he plays this years big bad, Damon Pope. Pope is out for revenge because of the death of his daughter at the end last season and now, he’s declared war on the SOA gang. If you watched the first 3 episodes of the season, you’ll know that he’s already accomplished part of plan.
Harold is such a fun guy to talk with and in this Q & A, he doesn’t disappoint. He chats about how he went after the role of Pope (thanks to some prodding from his wife), working with the cast, his musical theater background and how he treats himself like a brand.
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Kim Coates readily admits that he plays similar character types.
“Listen, everybody is typecast,” he told The Calgary Herald. “Every actor is either a leading man or a character actor or a ingénue. You’re pretty or you’re fat. I’ve got blue eyes. I’ve got these cheek bones. I’ve got a big nose. Yeah, I’m a tough guy. But I love to mix it up.”
Coates, who plays the quintessential villain Tig Trager on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, also talked about his first reaction to his character, saying. “I read one script, the first one, and I said, ‘You know Kurt [Sutter, the creator of the show], I have no interest in playing a sociopath. I just don’t and I won’t.’ And he said, ‘But Kim, this is why we want you. Trust me, you are going to have a heart. You’re going to be funny. You’re going to be sexy. Yeah, you’ll be tough as nails. But it’s metaphorically based on Hamlet. You have Shakespeare in your background. You’re a phenomenal actor. Just come along for the ride…’” Read more