Picks and Pans Review: Married ... with Wheels Katey Sagal Revs It Up

updated 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Wearing a touch of leather, the former Married ... with Children star, 54, now plays an intensely protective motorcycle mama on Sons of Anarchy.

ARE YOU REMOTELY LIKE YOUR CHARACTER?
I have the maternal instinct since I have three children [Sarah, 14, Jackson, 12, and Esmé, 19 months]. I'm very "don't cross my kids." But Gemma's an exaggerated version. She'd put a gun to your head.

ARE YOU INTO BIKES NOW?
I love how they look and the whole vibe. But when I was younger, I used to do wacky stuff like [ride] on the back of a bike on the freeway. Now I just think, "That was not smart."

HOW DO MARRIED FANS REACT TO YOUR LIVE SINGING SHOWS?
I don't know if they think I'm gonna have a red wig onstage, but they're a little surprised when they see I don't look that way.

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