Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller has a special place in the heart of most fans of Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy. But for Mayans MC star JD Pardo, Jax comes second on his list of favorite SOA characters to the one and only Gemma Teller (Katey Sagal).
With Season 1 of Mayans MC well underway, Pardo revealed his favorite Sons character on Twitter, writing, “Gemma then Jax.”
— JD Pardo (@JDPardo) October 3, 2018
A lot of fans agreed with Pardo and admitted that Gemma is their favorite character from the original show. While it is hard to top Jax, we have to admit that Gemma is the one person on the show who gives him a run for his money.
Pardo, of course, got the chance to work alongside Sagal when she reprised her role for a quick cameo this season.
Pardo plays the lead character on Sutter’s SOA spin-off, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes. EZ is a prospect in the Mayans club who recently got out of Stockton state prison. The series is set on the border of California and Mexico and takes place years after the events in SOA.
When he opened up about becoming a part of Sutter’s biker world, Pardo admitted that he did not know how to drive a motorcycle prior to the show but has since become a regular Harley rider.
Pardo also revealed that Sutter did not want him to research biker culture before filming commenced. Like his character, Sutter wanted Pardo to learn about the biker world as he went along, just like a normal prospect would in real life.
So far, the tactic has worked, and fans are loving Pardo’s character on the show. In fact, the premiere of Mayans MC smashed the ratings for FX and even topped the numbers for SOA’s early seasons.
Fans can catch Pardo in action when new episodes of Mayans MC air Tuesday nights on FX.