TCA Press Tour: 'Sons of Anarchy' crew doesn't want your Emmy anyway
We’re all pretty familiar with Kurt Sutter’s reaction to “Sons of Anarchy's” shutout from the Emmy nominations. The creator and producer of the FX series, which just happens to be the network’s highest-rated show (and a critical darling), took to his blog to lament the snub after nominations were announced. But what do the (mostly) hard-as-nails cast have to say?
Ron Perlman, who plays rough and tough Clay Morrow — the leader of the outlaw biker gang — kept his response short and sweet when asked about the lack of Emmy love during the TCA press tour.
“Buck ‘em,” he said, cigar in hand.
Charlie Hunnam, who plays Jax Teller, actually wanted to give thanks to the academy, likening the whole awards process to a crock of stew or something to that nature.
“I would just like to say that actually I personally was really happy,” he said. “I don’t subscribe to Emmys or awards; … I think it’s corrupting. I was happy we weren’t on the receiving end, … that could change the dynamic that we have. All of that crap I just think is secondary and completely unimportant. “
Tommy Flanagan, who plays Filip 'Chibs' Telford, would have preferred just giving a hand gesture — and we’re assuming it wasn’t a thumb up.
The second season saw [spoiler alert!] a new threat to Charming and the gang: white separatists called the League of American Nationalists. To deepen the threat, they gang-rape Gemma Morrow (Katey Sagal), the matriarch of the biker gang -- which she kept quiet about for fear of her husband's and son's reactions. And the season ended with the kidnapping of Jax’s son, Abel, by an Irish rival and Gemma on the run. In the upcoming season, the animosity between Clay and Jax is put aside as the search for Abel becomes the main priority.
“The Abel storyline pretty much drives us through the rest of the season,” Sutter said. “The actual span of time within our seasons is very short. …It helps feed the sense of urgency for the task they have at hand.”
The relationship between Clay and Chief Wayne Unser (Dayton Callie) also drives much of the upcoming season.
“That relationship will be tested in a very heated way this season,” Sutter said.
“Sons of Anarchy” Season 3 premieres Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. on FX.
Can't wait? Here's a look at the trailer.
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: (L-R) Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Kim Coates, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Ryan Hurst on "Sons of Anarchy." Credit. FX.
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