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Ask Ausiello: Sons of Anarchy creator talks Venus return

Check out what Ausiello had to say when asked if the fabulous Venus Van Dam will make a return to the charming world of Sons of Anarchy in his latest edition of Ask Ausiello!

Question: I heard a rumor we have not seen the last of Walton Goggins’ Venus on Sons of Anarchy. Please tell me the rumor is true. —Greg
Not only are we going to see the gender-bending dynamo again, SOA creator Kurt Sutter reveals, “I’m pitching a Venus spin-off to FX!” All kidding aside (and yes, he was kidding), Sutter hopes to have Venus back — possibly as early as next season. “My hope is to keep some of this Diosa world alive,” he says, “and there’s no reason why we can’t have him back, because it was pretty fantastic.”


Ask Ausiello: Justified is Recruiting a New Batch of Freaks for Season 4

Check out what Ausiello had to say about the upcoming fourth season of Justified!

Question: Any news at all on Justified? —Jay
Ausiello: The FX western is recruiting a new batch of freaks for Season 4, and they include a rule-bending military police sergeant who shares a past with Boyd, a fugitive family man who teams up with a pair of drug addicts, a local Constable who went to high school with Raylan, and a charismatic young preacher who starts cutting into Boyd’s profits. Bonus Spoiler: The Season 4 premiere is titled “Hole in the Wall.”


Variety to host Emmy thesp panels, Walton to Attend.

Variety will conduct a series of Emmy-centric interview panels moderated by its TV editors under the Variety Studio banner.

Actors and actresses in the lead and supporting categories for comedy and drama will gather May 30-31 at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood for the interview sessions. Among the three dozen thesps scheduled for the chats include Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”), Laura Dern (“Enlightened”), Walton Goggins (“Justified”), Joel McHale (“Community”), Jessica Pare (“Mad Men”) and Kiefer Sutherland (“Touch”).

The sessions will run online at Variety Emmy Central beginning June 11 and also have a print component.

Variety Studio has previously been a fixture at the Sundance and Toronto film festivals. Other Variety events tied to the Emmy campaign season in the near future include invitation-only “A Night in the Writers’ Room” on June 12 at the Writers Guild of America Theater in Beverly Hills.


E!Online: Justified Scoop on Boyd/Ava and More!

Well, I know what you ladies will be looking forward to now. 😉

RaylanFan: Quarles might be Justified’s creepiest big bad yet so I hope he doesn’t get killed off soon. Do you have any intel?
Cunning Quarles (Neal McDonough) is staying above ground at least through episode 10, star Timothy Olyphant confirmed, adding, “He becomes a much more interesting, more sick and twisted character.” Eek! Could Boyd (Walton Goggins) and Raylan (Olyphant) team up again to kick this carpetbagger out of Harlan County?

BaileyFink: Have you heard any new Justified scoop?
Walton Goggins sure knows how to make a reporter blush. He told us about an upcoming intimate scene for Harlan’s resident Bonnie and Clyde couple, Boyd and Ava. Goggins dishes: “We [have] this scene, it’s as beautiful and as weird a love scene as I have ever seen on television. And I’m so excited because it’s with Joelle Carter. She’s fabulous.” Awww, true love can be found with your dead husband’s brother.


Joelle Carter on What It’s Like Working with Walton

See what the lovely Joelle Carter had to say about Walton in her recent interview with Collider below.

How has it been to work with both Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins? What sort of dynamic do they each bring?
CARTER: I never know what either one of them are going to bring, and they’re both dynamically different. When Walton comes in, you know he’s thought it through, and he’s going to give it to you and change it with every take. Tim wants to throw things in there and throw things out you. He’ll give you lines and say, “I think this actually might be funny if you say it, instead of if I say it.” Tim’s a little more jokester-y. He’s all over the place. Walton is very about the craft of the business. It’s a different dynamic to act with, but both very challenging and satisfying.

Be sure to check out her entire interview over at as she discusses Ava’s journey through the seasons and her relationship with both Boyd and Raylan.

Ray McKinnon has Walton to Thank for his SOA Role

Ray McKinnon, a longtime friend of Walton, recently sat down with in what I would call a worthy read. In it Ray discusses his most recent role as Assistant U.S. District Attorney Lincoln Potter on FX’s other original drama, Sons of Anarchy, along with what’s next for him now with Sons of Anarchy’s 4th season coming to a close tomorrow night.

Here is what Ray said about Walton:

Do you know what Kurt Sutter’s interest was, in casting you on the show?
I know that I, along with others, have made movies, over the years. Because of my relationship with Walton Goggins, and Kurt’s relationship with Walton, and Walton being a part of our movie-making team, I think Walt forced him to look at all of our stuff. So, he knew my work, better than a lot of people did because of that. I was off making these independent films that very few people saw, and loving it. But, I think that was part of it. He’d seen me and he knew my work really well. I was surprised. When I read the role, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go out to L.A. I wasn’t living there, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to go out there. I didn’t really know anything about Sons of Anarchy, and there were lots of reasons that I wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend six months in L.A. But then, I read the character and I just was like, “Oh, my goodness!” I’d been looking to play a character that was really, really bright and intellectual and weird because I have some of those attributes, more so than some of the characters I play. I just wasn’t as interested in those other archetypes, as much anymore. So, it was a surprise. I was intrigued by it. I’m still not sure what he saw, in what I’d done before, that made him think about me for this role. I’m both grateful and baffled by his choosing me. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would have loved to have played this role.


As a fan and avid watcher of Sons of Anarchy, I can’t help but think that if Walton had any part in getting Ray his role on Sons’, then I have to say thanks. Ray has been an intriguing character addition this season, and one I’ve grown to enjoy, despite his obvious purpose of trying to bring the law down on the club and it’s members.

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