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'Sons of Anarchy's' Charlie Hunnam Teases Season Four Changes (Video)

The actor says there’s been a "very significant psychological shift" in his character Jax Teller.

In the first three seasons in Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam’s character Jax Teller has raced on motorcycles, been to jail, delivered guns, traveled to Ireland to rescue his baby and beat up several individuals that were threatening his motorcycle club.

But what would be the English actor’s favorite scenes to do? Hunnam spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at the Season 4 premiere about the scenes that involve his character Jax and his growing relationship with Tara (Maggie Siff).

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“I find that often as a viewer that I learn things about my relationships or about my own life by watching relationships unfold on T.V. or film, so I think it’s great, it’s really my favorite stuff on the show to do,” said Hunnam. “I think it’s one of the most honest and real, true dynamics that we have in the show, between those two characters.”

At the open of Season 4, the Sons of Anarchy crew has just been released from jail after 18 months behind bars. Jax’s girlfriend Tara has had their son, and Jax has decided to reassess his priorities now that he’s the father of two.

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“I think there’s been a very significant psychological shift that has occurred in him during that time and he comes out really determined to leave the club, because he feels he’s never going to be able to be as good a father and as good as a husband as he needs to be,” said Hunnam.

However, with his stepfather (Ron Perlman) and his mother (Katey Sagal) running the club, it may be difficult for Jax to leave on his own terms.

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“I don’t think ultimately is going to happen without lots and lots of bullets fired and people burning,” said Hunnam.

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter spoke at the premiere screening about his appreciation for Hunnam. He told the audience that, after seeing him in Green Street Holligans, Hunnam was the only person he wanted to play his show’s protagonist. As for being the lead of the show, Hunnam says he doesn’t see it that way.

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“I really don’t feel any pressure at all, just because I don’t really feel like the lead,” he told THR. “It really is a true ensemble the show. I never really take that responsibility upon myself to think that it’s my obligation to keep this ship afloat.”

The event was to celebrate both the premiere of Season 4, which will air on Tuesday, September 6 on FX, and the release of the Season 3 DVD.