Very exciting news that Sons of Anarchy will be featured at Paleyfest! If you’ve not either been to Paleyfest (I haven’t–yet) or watched excerpts from it, this will be a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal interaction with Sons Of Anarchy‘s many creative individuals from showrunner Sutter through most of the cast. I would love to attend this event. If you have an opportunity–go! If not, I’ll be pulling all the SOA scoop from the news reports and videos that come out of the 2-week-long celebration of television.
PaleyFest 2012: ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Added to Lineup
CBS’ Two and a Half Men, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and FX’s Sons of Anarchy have been added to the 2012 William S. Paley Television Festival.
The trio of shows join previously announced honorees Mad Men, Modern Family and American Horror Story as programming set for the March 2-14 festival, which returns to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Veteran series Two and a Half Men and Sons of Anarchy will make their PaleyFest debut at the 29th annual festival, which will see FX’s freshman drama American Horror Story open the lineup and ABC’s Emmy darling Modern Family close the event.
Individual tickets for the event go on sale to Paley Center members Jan. 13, and Jan. 15 to the general public.
Additional honorees for the festival will be announced in the coming months.
Post Season 4 Katey Sagal Q &A:
One big reason for the success of SOA is the consistently jaw-dropping performance by Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow, a role that earned her a Golden Globe this year. Katey, who off-screen is married to SOA creator Kurt Sutter, chatted briefly about her big year:
Q: Do you have a favorite moment from this past season?
A: Certainly one of the more challenging moments was in Episode 13 when I sort of filled Jax in on everything that was going on in those letters, what I found out about Clay … That was certainly a memorable moment for me to play. There are so many — I like the moment of finding the head in the chili. (Laughs) Those are two that come to mind.
Q: I think it’s exciting when you contribute to the soundtrack as well. Is that a collaboration at all?
A: No, Kurt pretty much writes in his ideas of music as he’s writing the script. He usually makes suggestions to me — “Can you sing this one? Can you try that one?” — so I don’t suggest the music. But he’s kind of made it a point that I sing at least one song each season.
Q: Do you know anything about next season yet?
A: I don’t. (Kurt) probably does — he probably has a large vision of the entire thing. But no, and it’s funny … I don’t really get into asking too much about that, because I like to find out as everybody else does.
…Q: Do you watch any TV yourself?
A: Oh, yeah. I love TV. I think television’s so great right now, it’s hard to fit it all in. My guilty pleasure was that I just watched all five seasons of Friday Night Lights in about a two-month period. (Laughs) Oh, my god. I just loved it. I would watch it four or five episodes at a time on Netflix.
Right now I’m watching Homeland, which I love, and Boardwalk Empire. Mostly the cable dramas — I love Nurse Jackie when that’s on.
And this is so stupid, but I like some of those singing competition shows. I’m a big American Idol watcher, and sometimes I like to watch America’s Got Talent. Those are big, corny admissions, but sometimes it’s so fun to see those kids really sing their hearts out.
…Q: What would you say was your happiest moment of 2011?
A: You know, I’m very invested in my children. My oldest daughter’s a senior in high school, and their whole year is filled with these moments of “Oh my god, you’re a senior in high school!” and she’s getting ready to go to college. There are so many milestones she’s hitting right now that make me happy.
Generally, I find a lot to be grateful for. I can have some pretty happy moments if the day went smooth. I like when everything’s naturally moving along — I find that pretty exciting
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My holiday gift to fans. Every week between now and season 5 begins, I’ll release a SEASON 5 SPOILER.
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