‘Outsiders’ Star Ryan Hurst: Big Foster Is ‘an Angry Gorilla’

“When you’re sort of power hungry and have nothing to lose, it’s always going to be unpredictable,” Hurst tells TheWrap

“Outsiders” star Ryan Hurst cautions fans that those trying to predict the next move of his onscreen father, Big Foster (David Morse), are going to have a tough time doing so.

“When you’re sort of power hungry and have nothing to lose, it’s always going to be unpredictable,” Hurst told TheWrap. “[Big Foster] is kind of an angry gorilla. He’s making a power play to be the next Bren’in and at the same time he’s cleaning up old business with Asa. So nobody is safe.”

That goes double for Asa (Joe Anderson), who Big Foster sees as a threat to his chances of succeeding his mother as the leader of the Farrell clan.

“Asa’s sort of proved himself worthy to be among the people on the mountain, but the most powerful person on the mountain wants him dead,” Hurst said. “So he has to stand his ground and watch his back. He’s got nowhere else to go, so he has to find out who his friends are.”

Hurst also expressed how much he enjoyed the storyline involving Hasil Farrell (Kyle Gallner) and Sally-Ann (Christina Jackson). In a world where everyone has an agenda, Hurst says their story is truly pure.

“Something you’ll see as the season goes on, everyone is grabbing for power. Everyone is hiding something. Everybody is sacrificing one thing for another,” he said. “But a lot of the things that happen between Hasil and Sally-Ann are really beautiful because they’re in love with each other.”

Finally, Hurst teased that this week’s episode will feature some serious ATV stunts, most of which were done by the actors on set. He also compared riding ATVs on “Outsiders” to riding motorcycles on “Sons of Anarchy.”

“It’s a lot easier,” he said. “Some of the stunts we did on ‘Sons’ … just being in proximity to six or seven other guys a lot of the time, ATVs are relatively easy to kind of throw around.”

“Outsiders” airs tonight at 9 p.m./8c on WGN America.

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