Ally Walker talks playing gay on “Sons of Anarchy”


Agent June Stahl is a bad girl on Sons of Anarchy. She’s a double-crosser, a mean girl and, as we’ve come to find out, a lesbian. Not that that’s a bad thing — quite the opposite, as actress Ally Walker makes bad look so good. She talked with about her character, including the recent revelation that she has a girlfriend.

I’m not really sure why the timing was right. You’d have to ask Kurt Sutter that, but no, actually it wasn’t a surprise to me. Last year, I had filmed a scene in bed with a female lover, so I’d kind of built that into the character last year. “Stahl,” obviously, is kind of a sociopath. At least that’s how I sort of like to play her and an opportunist, so I don’t think her sexuality is really about being — It’s interesting. I think she is gay probably, but I think she swings both ways depending on what works for her. So no, it wasn’t a surprise to me. I actually had it last year and I loved it, but for some reason, they cut it out.

When asked who she’d like to see June in a relationship with, it was her male co-star Charlie Hunnam.

But you know, I think Katey Sagal’s pretty hot, too, pal. Katey’s a really good friend of mine, but I guess if I wanted to see June with anyone, it would have to be Charlie, I’m sorry.

Perhaps this is because she’s not aware of her lesbian fan base.

I don’t know. I really don’t know. I had a strong lesbian fan base or gay fan base with I, oddly enough. I believe I did. I think that’s what — I don’t remember, but I think I did. I don’t know. I don’t really classify them. I certainly don’t want people to see her sexuality as part of her being evil. I was concerned about that. That’s why I really — I slept with Hale. I think June is an opportunist more than she is anything else. If it’s going to help, and I think-this woman makes her feel good. She’s very good looking and that kind of makes me feel good. So yes, I think June is kind of sort of beyond sexuality anyway. So I’d classify June as an opportunist, an opportunist, whatever works for her.

Walker also talked about her new show with Lifetime, confirming she’d be playing a single mom and detective, and also leaving it up in the air as to if Agent Stahl will return on Sons of Anarchy for Season 4.

Check out the full interview for more insights on the show and what it’s like on set.

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