Kim Coates Talks About Sons of Anarchy and Playing Tig

Kim Coates Sons of Anarchy Interview
Kim Coates as Alex 'Tig' Trager in 'Sons of Anarchy' - Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX
I kicked off my interview with Kim Coates from FX’s Sons of Anarchy by letting him know that season five of the series served up a ‘Tig’ that – for the first time – I actually liked. A lot of it had to do with his saving a dog, but Tig’s emotionally devastating journey over the course of the season also made it difficult to not root for the character. Tig’s a survivor…but will he survive the final two seasons of Sons of Anarchy? Only series creator Kurt Sutter knows the answer to that question, but Coates has his ideas about Tig’s destiny.
Will he remain standing at the end? “What a great question. I don’t know,” answered Coates. “This is Hamlet, metaphorically, right? I mean, it is. And that means if it’s Hamlet we’re all going to die. Everyone’s going to be dead at the end. Maybe not… Who knows? All I know is it’s been a great ride.”
“Sutter has done a genius job of making Tig whole. I’m the complete gambit – I’m f*cked up, I’ve got issues, but I’m loyal. I love the club. Me and Gemma, what’s going to happen? Clay’s on the way out and I’m framing him. I’m bawling my eyes out. Charlie doesn’t kill me, I’m still alive. So, yeah, I think that when Sutter writes for me it’s a great day for Sons of Anarchy because it’s hard to write for 10 leads, and it’s hard to write for some amazing guest stars all the time,” said Coates.
Check out the rest of what Coates had to say about the critically acclaimed series and his future plans:


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