Sons Of Anarchy Star Kristen Renton Relates To Ima's Solid Determination

After the success of morally confounding crime dramas like "The Shield" and "The Sopranos," many new series of a similar ilk found their way to the big and small screens as a result. One of these dramas was "Sons of Anarchy," the FX series which follows the exploits of the titular biker gang.

Like many crime dramas, "Sons of Anarchy" is naturally populated by a group of morally dubious characters, some of whom fans acclimate toward and others who are immediately villainized. Ima Tite (Kristen Renton) generally seems to fall into the latter category. As the temptress that seems to always be ready to pull Jax away from his main squeeze, it's easy to see why fans generally see Ima as a bad influence.

However, Renton, who played Ima from Season 2 to Season 6 of "Sons of Anarchy," said that she can relate to at least one aspect of the character's personality, despite finding Ima to be a toxic and negative person herself.

Renton can relate to Ima no-nonsense approach and determination

Kristen Renton joined her "Sons of Anarchy" co-star, Winter Ave Zoli, for a conversation with Collider during the show's fourth season and while she remains as critical of Ima Tite as anyone else, she did seem to suggest that there were still some admirable traits about the character.

"The one thing that is the most relatable between me and Ima is that we're both very determined young women," Renton said. "We both will not accept no for an answer, and we are very driven and determined and no-nonsense. But that's where the similarities end. I'm much nicer than Ima," the actor went on.

Ima is depicted as conniving, manipulative, cruel, and morally bankrupt over the course of her time on "Sons of Anarchy" so it's easy to see why Renton wouldn't want to compare herself too closely to the character. Indeed, Renton's verdict on Ima seems to be pretty low, aside from the few examples she gave above.

"We've all known people that have come into our lives, who are negative or disruptive, or who just are flat-out bad people," Renton explained. "Unfortunately, I've had quite a few of those in my life, so I had a lot to draw on when I was introduced to Ima," the performer explained.