Charlie Hunnam on 'Sons,' 'Fifty Shades' fallout, and what's next | hopedir.info
Charlie's the man for the job, Hunnam's on-screen wife Maggie Siff tells E! News at the season six premiere party for the FX biker drama. Charlie Hunnam on 'Sons,' 'Fifty Shades' fallout, and what's next Charlie Hunnam discusses his brotherly, head-butting relationship with show the one who killed Tara (Maggie Siff), how he'd write Jax's fate, and the kind. Maggie Siff and Katey Sagal in "Sons of Anarchy." daughter-in-law Tara (Siff) fought for control over Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and the children.
Mandi Bierly October 03, at Back in August, Kurt told EW that he believes two club members will die this season. Did that relatively low number surprise you? There just are not that many club members left. For me, this show has always been about the Sons. But to me, what has made this show so special is the brotherhood and the boys.
What excites you about where the season is headed? Killing innocent Chinese men or guilty Chinese men or anyone is not gonna be the answer.
That has been really, really lovely, satisfying stuff to play towards the end of the season. Why is the club following a man who admits he has no vision? The guys playing those characters struggled with that a little bit in the moment. We just all had to bear in mind through those moments that it was gonna go somewhere. They know how much Tara meant to him. Yeah, it was radio silence. It was a very difficult position that I put myself in, and that I put the studio in, because of course, those type of things are like red rag to a bull to a lot of bloggers and reviewers.
And so it was very painful, and it was very difficult. Anybody that knows the process of actors with integrity going about choosing roles knew that all of those questions would have been answered in the very first meeting and that had any of that actually been the case, I would have not gotten myself in the situation in the first place. So it was a little bit annoying and a little bit painful, and I really was just so sad for Sam [Taylor-Johnson], the director, because I absolutely adore her, and I gave her my word and committed to going on this journey with her.
I just kind of made a bit of a rookie mistake in that one in biting off more than I could chew. And the reason to do that is to work with Guy? I think so, yeah.
Her reactions to things are more visceral and immediate. How did you see Tara in Season 1 when you first started playing her, as compared to how you see her now? I like the character and I liked her from the start.
I never saw her as timid. I saw her as someone who made brave choices to leave the world that she knew and get a serious education and become a doctor. Most of her life has been dictated by other needs and other desires, and I feel like she continues to be her own, strong person.
Are there qualities in her that you most enjoy playing? I like the way she goes between really thinking about things. When push comes to shove, she knows how to make a lot of decisions in a very short amount of time. I enjoy that about her, and I enjoy exploring that more.
Have there been things that have been challenging, as far as being able to identify with Tara?
The thing that I had to draw out of her to really sell that was the more visceral, violent aspect of her, and that has been the most challenging, to make it feel really authentic. When the show is working at its best, it can be a meditation on anger and violence. You can almost get behind it because you can see why someone would have the impulse to do that. She is just totally uncensored. There is something really safe about her, and totally terrifying.
How has it been to work with Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal? I love working with both of them, and I have since the beginning. I feel like my friendship with Katey has just evolved, but our connection has remained essentially the same.
We identify with each other.
With her, the challenge has much more often been how to be antagonistic with each other, or how to play it cool when what we feel is so warm. Sometimes I feel like our first couple of takes are a little bit too warm and soft, and then we find our way.
With Charlie, I just really love him as a person. At the same time, we meet each other half way sometimes. One of the tricky things about being in Season 3 is that we sometimes feel like we know the characters better than anyone, including Kurt. Is this show as emotionally exhausting to make as it is to sometimes watch?
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As an actor, you begin to enjoy things like that. I got to work with Stephen King, which was really fun. I also got to work with Hal Holbrook a little bit, which was lovely. We were all really happy to have him there. What was it like to act with Stephen King? He had the best attitude.