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Published on July 31st, 2012 | by Bags Hooper

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Sons of Anarchy Star Kim Coates Says ‘Tig is Completely Off the Leash This Year’

“Kurt Sutter has really got together some of the most amazing character actors in the business,” says Kim Coates, who stars as Tig on FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

Sons of Anarchy Kim Coates

Recently, we spoke with Coates regarding the upcoming season as well some of the standout Tig moments from season’s past.

“He just keeps fucking up, doesn’t he?” Coates stated. “He shoots first.”

Season 4 ended with the death of Laroy’s girlfriend, Damon Pope’s daughter. We’ll see the fallout from Tig’s actions (there are some significant consequences) in the Sons of Anarchy Season 5 premiere.

EDITOR’S PICK: Inside the Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Premiere

Given Tig’s past choices, one could presume that Tig will be holding back this year, especially now that he’s no longer the Sgt at Arms and Jax (Charlie Hunnam) sits at the head of the table.

Coates says different. “Tig is completely off the leash this year.”

This could mean an even darker Tig than the one we’ve come to know over the past four years.

Now, the only question is, where will his allegiance sit with Clay sidelined?

EDITOR’S PICK: Ron Perlman Says Playing Clay Morrow the Most ‘Challenging’ Role of Career

With SOA going on through at least a sixth season and potentially a seventh final season, we asked Coates, where he wanted to see the series end up for Tig.

Coates stated, “I’m not sure it’s going to end pretty for Tig.” The actor mentions the Hamlet mythology and predicts dark times ahead this season and even darker times going into the Sons of Anarchy series finale.

You can see the full interview with Coates below:

INTERVIEW: Sons of Anarchy’s Ryan Hurst Talks Opie’s Suffering

INTERVIEW: Theo Ross Says SOA is “A Whole Different Show” in Season 5


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  • sherry hodge

    i love you tig!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rosemarie.plantz Rose Marie Winter

    All Of You On Sons Of Anarchy Are Totally AWESOME!!! I Could Not Even Pick A Favorite Actor Because Everyone Of Your Roles Is So Individually Well Done, Excellent Job. So Glad I Bought The First Season & Started Watching The Second Season Forward. Thank You Kurt Sutter For A Amazing & Exceptionally Great Written Show, Bravo A Thousand Times Over. Loved Your Portrayal of Otto.

  • Diana

    Whatever the Tig character does, I root for him. Sure, he’s a loose cannon, but in real life, so are many 1%ers. I’ve been watching this show since day 1 and I can’t get enuff! Oh, those sexy sexy eyes & curly dark hair-if I were only 30 yrs younger, heehee!….!!!!

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