ETonline: How has it been to leave Sons of Anarchy and
Theo Rossi: You've got to understand SoA fans
are the greatest fans on the planet. I've always said this, and I'll say it
'til the day I die. I think I did like 865 guest stars before I did Sons,
and it’s not set in a mythological world, not even in the past -- people
thought we were real guys. Fans have such a relationship with the characters.
Often when a fan sees me they ask if I’m OK. I’m like, ‘Yeah, I'm fine, I'm
just coming in to grab something to eat.’ I feel like, without that show and
what it did, I wouldn't be sitting on this couch. I would have never made Bad
Speaking of relationships, do you keep up with your SoA
Of course. I just got a text this morning from Unser and
Clay. I mean Dayton [Callie] and [Ron] Perlman. We still call each other by our
character names -- it's very weird. Who do I not call by their character name?
I don't call Boone [Mark Boone Junior who played Robert Munson] by his
character name, just Boone. I guess I call Charlie [Hunnam], Jax. Tig [played
by Kim Coates] I always call Tig. It’s just who he is.
What were you guys talking about?
My wife and I kept everything about the pregnancy and
marriage on the down low until last week. People that I’m really close to -- family
-- they all knew, of course. So Perlman wrote me something funny. He said, ‘I
saw a picture of you and your wife and one of you looked very pregnant. I'm not
going to say which one so I don't hurt anybody's feelings.’ Unser was texting
to congratulate us on our premiere tomorrow and all that.
Why you did keep all of it a secret?
There are very few things in the way we live now that are
left just for you. I just wanted this for me.
Now that you’re expecting your first child have you
thought about if you’re going to let him or her ride motorcycles?
You know I have three sitting in my garage, and as long as I
live in New York City, it's very hard. I mean this is the first week that we
have nice weather. We'll see if I get itchy to jump on them. In L.A., I ride
every day when I'm in L.A., but here it's a little tougher. They don't really
care that you're on a motorcycle.
So you’re probably not going to put your baby on that?
Probably not, no. Definitely not, no. I'm pretty sure my
wife wouldn't let me.
I'm sure. And he or she is due on your birthday?
Yeah, I don't know what it is. I'm excited! I know it's a
baby -- I know that!
We know it's a baby, most likely.
Yeah, not a dragon.
But due on your birthday -- how do you feel about sharing
I've been ready to get rid of my birthday for a long time.
I'm not one of those people -- I like to lay low. I like to hide in the corner.
I'd like to get rid of my birthday. No interest in it.