EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Siff Says this Season is ‘Particularly Tough’ for Gemma and Tara (Video)


Throughout the past few seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Tara (Maggie Siff) have been the two characters with the most significant transformations.

In this interview, Maggie Siff shares her thoughts on Tara’s evolution throughout the past few seasons of Sons of Anarchy.

Siff lets us know that this season Tara will be focusing on her kids and how to give them the best possible life, despite the criminal charges. She also lets us know that Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Tara will continue to have a “particularly tough” relationship as they continue to circle Jax’s hemisphere.

Watch the interview above and also check out more interviews with the Sons of Anarchy creative team below:
Ron Perlman Says Clay is ‘Waiting to Die’
Tommy Flanagan Says ‘Nasty’ things ahead for Samcro
Theo Rossi Talks Juice’s ‘Breaking Point’
Kurt Sutter Talks Sons of Anarchy Season 6

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Perlman Says Clay is ‘Waiting to Die’ in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 (Video)

In this interview, Ron Perlman discusses the tragedy of his character, Clay Morrow, going into Sons of Anarchy Season 6.

Clay is a “man without a family, a country, a possession,” says Perlman. In Season 6, Clay is “waiting to die.”

The actor took us inside the fragile psyche of Clay Morrow and let us know that it was “incredibly uncomfortable” to play him as a character over the past few seasons. Perlman also gives us some insight on the “5 million dollar” price tag that is out on Clay’s head when the series returns.

Watch the interview above and let us know your predictions on this coming season.

Also check out more interviews with the SAMCRO crew below:

Kurt Sutter Talks Sons of Anarchy Season 6

Theo Rossi Talks Juice’s ‘Breaking Point’
Charlie Hunnam ‘Sad’ to See Sons of Anarchy End
Tommy Flanagan Says ‘Nasty’ things ahead for Samcro

EXCLUSIVE: Theo Rossi Talks Juice’s ‘Breaking Point’ in Sons of Anarchy Season 6 (Video)

Next to Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Opie (Ryan Hurst) , if there is one Sons of Anarchy character who has gone through the emotional ringer these past two seasons, it’s Juice (Theo Rossi).

Juice has dealt with problems of race, loyalty, suicide, brotherhood and parental fealty.

EDITOR’S PICK: Tommy Flanagan says ‘Horrible Things’ ahead for Samcro and Sings ‘Wizard of Oz’

In this interview, Rossi let’s us know that Juice’s “ship [has] sailed” in the coming season of Anarchy. This is a “violent season,” Rossi states. Juice is struggling with “finding himself.”

As we approach showrunner Kurt Sutter’s end game, we can definitely look forward to more bloodshed. But will Juice be next?

Also, Rossi shares his love for New York City and charity work following Hurricane Sandy.

Charlie Hunnam: ‘Sad’ to See Sons of Anarchy End
More Anarchy: Kurt Sutter on Changes Ahead for SAMCRO’s Queens

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Sons of Anarchy returns for Season 6 on Sept. 10.

EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Flanagan says ‘Nasty, Horrible Things’ ahead for Samcro and Sings ‘Wizard of Oz’

“It’s a very dark club, this year,” Tommy Flanagan (stars as Chibs) told us in regards to Sons of Anarchy Season 6.

In this interview, Flanagan discusses the changing relationship between Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Chibs now that Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) has left their charter of SAMCRO. Although Chibs follows Jax implicitly, Jax will make certain choices that may even strain their relationship.

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This is probably one of our most fun interviews with Flanagan to date. At about halfway through the interview, Flanagan begins to discuss Kurt Sutter’s story coming to “fruition.” Then at 1:40, he starts to sing a song from The Wizard of Oz. He also jokes around early on and makes a few wacky, smiley faces.

EDITOR’S PICK: Kurt Sutter on Changes Ahead for SAMCRO’s Queens

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Hunnam ‘Sad’ to See Sons of Anarchy End (Video)

At the close of 2014, we’ll wave goodbye to Sons of Anarchy. We’ve come a long way since we started following our favorite motorcycle club.

“It’s been the greatest creative experience I’ve had in my life so far,” Charlie Hunnam, who stars as Jax Teller, told us.

EDITOR’S PICK: Kurt Sutter Discusses the Evolution of Tara

In this interview, Hunnam shares his thoughts on the coming season of Sons of Anarchy as well as his burgeoning movie career and Pacific Rim. Hunnam takes us through one of the greatest moments he’s had on Sons of Anarchy. He discusses his thoughts on the series finale, and how that vision has changed after Opie’s (Ryan Hurst) death. Hunnam also walks us through his “deep” connection to Hurst.

EDITOR’S PICK: Theo Rossi Talks Juice’s ‘Breaking Point’

Watch the interview above and let us know your thoughts on Sons of Anarchy Season 6.

Tommy Flanagan: ‘Horrible Things’ ahead for Samcro; Sings ‘Wizard of Oz’

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EXCLUSIVE: Kurt Sutter Says ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 is a ‘Big Season for Tara’ (Video)

“Buckets of blood.” Those are the words Sons of Anarchy creator, Kurt Sutter, used to describe his vision for the SOA series finale at the 2013 Comic Con panel.

Thankfully, before those buckets arrive, we’ve got two full seasons of SOA to look forward to – starting with Sons of Anarchy‘s penultimate season.

In this interview, Sutter takes us through the writer’s room process for Season 6. Now that the mythology has gotten bigger, Sutter explains the need for longer episodes. He also dives into the complex relationship that Tara (Maggie Siff) has with the club and lets us know what changes we can look forward to with her character. Sutter also gives us the inside on Jax’s (Charlie Hunnam) tumultuous future and struggles with leadership. He also shares a laugh about the return of Otto (Sutter).

Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Comic Con Tease: From Civil War to Bar Room Brawl

Every year, we close out Comic Con with FX’s Sons of Anarchy panel. It’s one of the highlights of our Con adventures. We’ve been interviewing the cast since the early days of SOA, before it hit mass market consumption, and it’s always a joy speaking with Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal and Kurt Sutter.

Last night, during the premiere of The Bridge, FX teased fans with a taste of Sons of Anarchy Season 6. If you saw last year’s finale, then you probably already expected chaos.

Well, this video gives you a taste of just that. It’s like a slow motion, bromance mosh pit — peppered with shots of Gemma (Sagal) and Tara (Maggie Siff).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXHnEtmrn7Q

I love videos shot in slow motion; it’s all the craze. But really, I just want to know what Sutter has in mind for the Comic Con panel. Usually, we get a good solid 5 minutes or more shown as a preview to hold us over until the September premiere.

What are you looking forward to most in the new season? I’m anxious to see Clay’s new crew in action and how it will butt heads with the SAMCRO clan.

Photo Gallery: Sons of Anarchy Cast at FX 2013 Upfront Party

This week in New York, the stars of Sons of Anarchy gathered in NYC for the FX Networks Upfront event. Here are photos of Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Maggie Siff, Kurt Sutter and Sarah Jones at the evening party at Lucky Strike Lanes bowling, outside of Times Square.

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Sons of Anarchy in Round 2 of Spring Madness TV Tourney

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Sons of Anarchy showrunner calls out AMC for Walking Dead Mazzara walk out

Kurt Sutter, showrunner of FX’s hit series Sons of Anarchy, is once again letting cyber space know how much he loathes AMC.

Today, AMC announced that The Walking Dead would be returning for season 4. Unfortunately, it will be returning without showrunner Glen Mazzara.

Mazzara now joins Frank Darabont as another Walking Dead showrunner who has parted ways with the network.

Using his favorite C-word, Sutter called out AMC for its mistreatment of showrunners.

“AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of it’s creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara.”

 

Sutter accused AMC of looking at executive producers as “cookiecutter” talents and went on to say that TWD would suffer without Mazzara at the helm. With both Breaking Bad and Mad Men entering their final seasons, Sutter also said that he hopes AMC’s “stock takes a dive.”

EDITOR’S PICK: The Walking Dead loses another showrunner

How do you think Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead will fair without Mazzara at the helm?

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Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Finale: The failings of Jax Teller

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“It wasn’t about being smart enough to hurt him. It was about being smart enough not to hurt him. You had a chance to be different.” – Bobby

Throughout five seasons of Anarchy, Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) has tried to become the man his father wasn’t. As the wedge began to form between Jax and his stepfather, Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), Jax decided it was time to leave the club and go nomad in Sons of Anarchy Season 2. He removed his patch and bid his brothers farewell. Then, he learned that Zobelle (Adam Arkin) had his mother, Gemma (Katey Sagal), raped. The reprehensible news drove Jax deeper into the club. He temporarily squashed his beef with Clay and sewed his patch back on. Then, over the course of the next three seasons, he tragically trod down the path of his fathers’ sins (JT and Clay).

At the end of the SOA Season 5 Finale, Jax was framed with Gemma standing over him. It was a familiar shot. We first saw it in Gemma’s picture of her standing over JT at the table. Then, we saw the photo echoed at the close of Season 4, when Tara (Maggie Siff) stood over Jax at the table – while Gemma watched her crown be taken from the periphery. This time, however, was different. This time, Jax and Gemma stood alone – apart from the club they loved. Eli had arrested Tara under suspicion of conspiracy to kill.

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Was Gemma the cause of Tara’s arrest as part of some twisted Oedipus complex? We can’t be sure – yet.

The happy home Jax always wanted for his family had been destroyed, and he was to blame.

Where did Jax go wrong? Let’s backtrack a moment.

In Season 4, Jax learned that Clay was behind JT and Piney’s deaths. Thanks to RICO, he didn’t kill Clay nor did he allow Opie to get revenge for Piney’s murder. In “Laying Pipe,” Jax said to Opie, “I miss your old man.” The shades of grey were getting broader. Opie was killed and Jax lost track of his moral compass.

Jax negotiated a deal with Pope (Harold Perrineau), which involved delivering Tig (Kim Coates) into Pope’s custody at the right time.

He tried to get the RICO case crushed by sending Tara into Otto’s (Kurt Sutter) prison so that she could negotiate a deal with SAMCRO’s prison rat. Tara, taking on the role of the loyal old lady, did just that. But things went south when she gave Otto a cross, he later used to kill a nurse. The nurse just happened to be the sister of Toric (Donal Logue), an ousted US Marshall.

EDITOR’S PICK: Kurt Sutter waves a bloody goodbye to Otto

When Gemma crashed her SUV with her grandchildren inside, Abel was sent to the hospital. Jax then made his mother sleep with Clay – the enemy who had at one time beat her – so that she could earn the right to be back in his family.

Jax kept Juice away from the Reaper and the judgment of the table, by having Juice turn on Clay. Juice gave Jax Clay’s gun. It would later be used to frame Clay.

We all knew that Jax wouldn’t simply turn Tig over to Pope. Jax may have fallen from grace, but Pope was the man who gave the order that would inevitably lead to Opie’s death. Pope had to die. But first, Jax had to make it look as though he was turning Tig over to the enemy. Surprisingly, Jax pulled it off. While Pope went into the warehouse with Tig, Jax shot Pope’s man on the outside. Then he shot Pope’s other men with Clay’s gun, before turning over the gun to Tig to finish off Pope.

And thus ended Perrineau stint on Sons of Anarchy. His character may have been a driving force throughout the season, but his scenes were somewhat bland. He hardly had the lasting impact of Zobelle.

As for Jax, his conspiracy is known throughout the club. Bobby cut off his VP patch. Sound familiar? It should. At one point, Jax cut off his VP patch; he couldn’t get down with Clay’s actions that spiraled out of Donna’s death and the president’s plot to kill Opie. As much as Jax has tried to steer the club away from Clay’s direction, the new president has actually pushed the club further into a grotto of decay.

Sons of Anarchy Season 6 is just over the horizon. Clay is finally in jail, purportedly for good. The new leader of Pope’s team, August (Billy Brown), has put a hit out on the former SAMCRO lead. So Clay may not make it prison. A part of me feels sorry for Clay. Despite all of his sins, his final judgment came through a cascade of betrayal by those he trusted most – Gemma, Tig and Juice. Gemma lied to Clay’s arresting officer, Eli, right in front of her estranged husband. He was so shocked, he didn’t even offer up a fight. Perhaps Clay’s fate is justly deserved. But that judgment came out of a Jax gone rogue. What does the table mean if there is no honor?

The fractured club now faces opposition from all sides – and it’s all thanks to Jax Teller.

– Jax killed off a cousin of one of the Grim Bastards – destroying a 20-year alliance.
– Jax killed Pope by proxy of Tig.
– Jax has signed the death warrant for Clay.
– Jax’s deal with Romeo and the Irish earned him an enemy in the Irish.
– Jax’s old lady is facing a long prison sentence because she wanted to help Jax.

Jax is the new Clay Morrow and that doesn’t bode well for SAMCRO.