Showing posts with label Sons of Anarchy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sons of Anarchy. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2012

Trans Daughter's of Anarchy?

Walton Goggins and "Girls"
A friend of mine just sent me this wonderful interview with Walton Goggins who is playing a transgender sex worker on the hyper masculine Son's of Anarchy. If you are not familiar "Son's" is centered around an outlaw motorcycle gang. The episode is titled " Orca Shrugged".
The link to an interview with Goggins comes from TVLine and goes in depth into the transition process from male to female and the on set interaction:

"About a year-and-a-half ago Kurt (Kurt Sutter writer) did an interview about Shield (another TV show) actors appearing on Sons of Anarchy. He said he could never have Michael Chiklis or Walton Goggins on the show because they’re too closely identified with their characters on The Shield. And I read this interview and I sent it to him and I said, “This is bulls–t.” [Laughs] I said, “What if I played a transgendered character?” And literally a year and a half later, Kurt texted me, “Remember that conversation we had about you playing a transgender character? Well, I’ve written something — and I’m not going to do it unless you do it.” So he sent me the script pages and I fell in love with her. And this happened while I was in the middle of filming [the upcoming Quentin Tarantino western] Django Unchained and I was in the [depth] of my masculinity. I had a full beard, and a f–king gun and my cowboy gear on; I was kicking ass. I went to work every day on Quentin’s movie ready to kick some ass. So initially didn’t know how to respond to it because I was so not there physically. But Kurt knocked it out of the park [with the script]. She was all the things I wanted her to be. So I said yes… I’ve always wanted to play a woman. I’ve always wanted to have that experience as an actor, and do it in a way that is very respectful and empowering to the [transgender] community. "

I think this episode has already aired. All I know it isn't scheduled for my FX channel this Tuesday night.
All the links you need for more information are above including an insight into a very impromptu kiss between Goggins and another male character on the set.

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