Katey Sagal’s Comic-Con Interview: Gemma is in a ‘Good Place’

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Katey Segal, in an interview at Comic-Con, said her character on “Sons of Anarchy” is in a “good place.”

“She’s starts out in a pretty good place. That’s all I really know because we’ve only done six [episode]. But I actually do not know where things are going,” Sagal said.

 She added: “At the beginning of the season she’s got her new boyfriend. She’s very happy with him … and she’s conflicted yet resigned to what’s going on with Clay [Morrow] … I think she’s really done with that situation.”

 Segal has played Gemma Teller Morrow, one of the show’s main characters who is the wife of Clay Morrow, for the past six years. Her character is considered the matriarch of the Redwood Original chapter of the Sons of Anarchy.

Sagal said it’s “super fun” to act as a character with a wide range of emotions. “It’s always something to dig my teeth into,” she said.

Creator Kurt Sutter also said the new season, which starts in September, has some controversial scenes.

The season will include a school shooting, which according to people who have seen it ahead of time, is particularly disturbing. ”Even by ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ standards, [this] isn’t going to sit well with a lot of people,” wrote Daily Beast contributor Jason Lynch on Twitter last week.

But Sutter said the scene is necessary for the show’s development.

It is a “catalyst for the third act of this morality play we’re doing,” he said, adding to TVLine: “I know obviously that it would be somewhat controversial, but I feel like as much as I wouldn’t do something because it was controversial, I’m also not going to do something because it is.”

Sutter stressed the scene isn’t meant to be “sensational.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.