It’s entirely possible that no “Sons of Anarchy” character has been in much peril during Season 6 than Tig, who is played by Kim Coates. In fact, it even looked like Tig had met his end earlier in the season, yet he somehow escaped completely unscathed.
Coates spoke with Zap2it bout the future of Tig at a Paley Media Center event that honored FX, the network “Sons of Anarchy” airs on, with the Paley Prize for Innovation & Excellence. “He’s got nine lives, right? Tig could have been gone first season and here I am, wrapping up the sixth season,” Kim says.
When the time comes to finally put the character to rest though, it might not be so difficult. “Honestly, I love playing the guy. I really do and I love my cast mates and I love what [creator Kurt] Sutter does, but I’m really looking forward to moving on. I really am,” Coates says. “I love this show and and I love playing this guy, but seven seasons man, that’s a long time.”
That doesn’t mean Coates is ready to run way from the show as soon as possible. He continues, “I’m ready to move on, I’m ready to stay, whatever happens to me, I’m going to be super happy from the bottom of my heart.” Kim is simply at peace with Tig and whatever the end of his story may be.
At the very least, it sounds like the character will be sticking around through the end of the season, which is a welcome relief.
“Sons of Anarchy” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.