1. Today actor Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) joins us to talk about his new memoir, Easy Street (The Hard Way).  In the interview he tells us about what it’s like acting under heavy prosthetic makeup:

"You look like you’re doing a lot of stuff because you’re covered, but the makeup is so seamless and so liquid. The more subtle you are, the more expressive you are. Everything you’re doing, even if you’re just thinking something without moving a muscle, it shows through. When I realized how little I had to do in prosthetic makeup and that the makeup was nothing more than an enhancement — an addition, another layer that added to the texture of the character — it was a liberating feeling for me."


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    Today actor Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) joins us to talk about his new memoir, Easy Street (The Hard Way).  In the interview he tells us about what it’s like acting under heavy prosthetic makeup:

    "You look like you’re doing a lot of stuff because you’re covered, but the makeup is so seamless and so liquid. The more subtle you are, the more expressive you are. Everything you’re doing, even if you’re just thinking something without moving a muscle, it shows through. When I realized how little I had to do in prosthetic makeup and that the makeup was nothing more than an enhancement — an addition, another layer that added to the texture of the character — it was a liberating feeling for me."

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  1. Today Fresh Air speaks to Katey Sagal about her early aspirations to be a musician. Sagal has sung backup for Bob Dylan and Bette Midler and has a few albums of her own. Her newest album is due to come out next month.

Like I said before, too, I really wanted to be a musician; I had no aspiration at that point to be an actor. Part of me I think was rebelling against my father, because he used to say to me, ‘You know, you could be actor.’ And he said it to me when I was young. And I thought, ‘No, I want to be a singer.’ [Acting] didn’t look glamorous to me at all — even when I met Elvis Presley, because my dad directed an Elvis movie. … But I’ll never forget, he brought me to the set. I met Elvis Presley. I was so not impressed. Now I would be. I was like a snotty little 12-year-old.”

    Today Fresh Air speaks to Katey Sagal about her early aspirations to be a musician. Sagal has sung backup for Bob Dylan and Bette Midler and has a few albums of her own. Her newest album is due to come out next month.

    Like I said before, too, I really wanted to be a musician; I had no aspiration at that point to be an actor. Part of me I think was rebelling against my father, because he used to say to me, ‘You know, you could be actor.’ And he said it to me when I was young. And I thought, ‘No, I want to be a singer.’ [Acting] didn’t look glamorous to me at all — even when I met Elvis Presley, because my dad directed an Elvis movie. … But I’ll never forget, he brought me to the set. I met Elvis Presley. I was so not impressed. Now I would be. I was like a snotty little 12-year-old.”

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  1. Katey Sagal plays Sons of Anarchy's fierce matriarch “Gemma.” She talks to Terry about the challenges of playing the fearless “queen of the organization” in a misogynistic biker culture.
The 6th season of Sons of Anarchy begins on September 10th and Sagal’s music career continues with the release of her fourth album, due in October.
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    Katey Sagal plays Sons of Anarchy's fierce matriarch “Gemma.” She talks to Terry about the challenges of playing the fearless “queen of the organization” in a misogynistic biker culture.

    The 6th season of Sons of Anarchy begins on September 10th and Sagal’s music career continues with the release of her fourth album, due in October.

    photo via collider

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  1. Katey Sagal on her husband, Kurt Sutter, writing Gemma with her in mind:

His idea came from meeting with our other executive producers who had wanted to do a movie in this arena. And he thought it would be a good television series, and so he wrote this world which sort of had a Hamlet arc about it, and there was definitely the mother of our Hamlet. And so he came to me as he was writing it, and said ‘I think I have a part for you,’ but he didn’t really tell me what it was. And I didn’t really know what it was until I actually read the script. But he did write it with me in mind, and then we were hoping the network would sign off on that. …

If you asked him, what he would tell you probably is when he came into my life, I already had two children, and he’s their stepparent, and I was very protective of my children. … He hadn’t been around that kind of energy quite so much, so I think that’s what was the springboard for Gemma. It was not so much the heinous things she does; it was that at her core, her motivation is her children, is her child. At any cost, she will protect him and her club.”

(Photo credit: Prashant Gupta/FX)

    Katey Sagal on her husband, Kurt Sutter, writing Gemma with her in mind:

    His idea came from meeting with our other executive producers who had wanted to do a movie in this arena. And he thought it would be a good television series, and so he wrote this world which sort of had a Hamlet arc about it, and there was definitely the mother of our Hamlet. And so he came to me as he was writing it, and said ‘I think I have a part for you,’ but he didn’t really tell me what it was. And I didn’t really know what it was until I actually read the script. But he did write it with me in mind, and then we were hoping the network would sign off on that. …

    If you asked him, what he would tell you probably is when he came into my life, I already had two children, and he’s their stepparent, and I was very protective of my children. … He hadn’t been around that kind of energy quite so much, so I think that’s what was the springboard for Gemma. It was not so much the heinous things she does; it was that at her core, her motivation is her children, is her child. At any cost, she will protect him and her club.”

    (Photo credit: Prashant Gupta/FX)

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  1. On tap for today: Katey Sagal, who plays the fierce matriarch in the biker gang on Sons of Anarchy, the FX series created by her husband Kurt Sutter. View in High-Res

    On tap for today: Katey Sagal, who plays the fierce matriarch in the biker gang on Sons of Anarchy, the FX series created by her husband Kurt Sutter.

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