By Philip Cosores
Courtney Love‘s music career has been the subject of recent reevaluating, considering her impact on women in rock, and the general conclusion has been that her and her band Hole might deserve more credit than they commonly receive. Now, her acting career could be up for the same historic revision.
Love has been cast to appear on the acclaimed drama Sons of Anarchy as they launch into their seventh and final season. If this seems weird, don’t forget that Love probably received more accolades during her acting days than she ever did for her singing and songwriting talents. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and played opposite Jim Carrey in the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon.
Allow E! to sum up Love’s character: “Ms. Harrison, the preschool teacher of Jax’s (Charlie Hunnam) eldest son, Abel. We’re sure Abel’s mother Wendy (the recently-upped-to-series-regular Drea de Matteo) will be just thrilled to meet her!”
Wendy may actually not be thrilled to meet Ms. Harrison. Maybe she is more into “white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base,” which is how describes another rock star that will be appearing on the show, Marilyn Manson.
You can watch these musicians along with the regular, non-musician cast when Sons of Anarchy pops its final wheelie this fall on FX.