RIDGEWOOD, NJ - MARCH 31:  Actress Katey Sagal poses at Bookends Bookstore on March 31, 2017 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The Challenge
Katey Sagal Faced
Playing Gemma On
Sons Of Anarchy
Katey Sagal has portrayed many great characters over the course of her career, like Turanga Leela in "Futurama," Peggy Bundy in "Married with Children," and Dr. Jones in "Shameless." However, arguably one of her most challenging roles has to be Gemma from “Sons of Anarchy.”
Sagal's seven-season run as the manipulative Gemma Teller Morrow is an impressive one. In an interview with Collider, the actor revealed that while her tenure with the show involved all sorts of awesome moments, she could find it somewhat difficult to play Gemma — simply because the SAMCRO queen's personality is so utterly different from Sagal's own.
She said, "Her maternal instincts are similar to mine, but her ways and means of doing things were something very foreign to me. I don't live in an outlaw world and I don't carry a gun." While Gemma's power-hungry nature is nothing like Sagal’s, it's fascinating that she found the role challenging — especially since she won multiple awards for it, including a Golden Globe.