Sons of Anarchy Scoop: Former Disney Queen Ashley Tisdale Cast as a 'Desirable Escort'

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Former High School Musical drama queen Ashley Tisdale has graduated to her most adult role to date, scoring a multi-episode arc on the upcoming fifth season of Sons of Anarchy, TVLine has learned.

The ex-Hellcats star will play Emma Jean, a high-priced desirable escort who complicates the club’s life in at least two episodes.

As TVLine previously reported, SOA‘s Season 5 guest star roster also boasts Jimmy Smits and Lost‘s Harold Perrineau.



Comments (30)

  • Looks like she’s replacing Ima!

    Comment by alr – June 11, 2012 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh please no.

      Comment by Amanda – June 11, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OH PLEASE yes! Ima is tired, Jax punched her in the face last season. I’m all for new people and I think she will do great!!!!

        Comment by Tom – June 11, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually Ima WILL return in Season 5, she has tweeted it :)

          Comment by Rob – June 12, 2012 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the heck??? This is worse than the Hoff!!!

    Comment by Kris – June 11, 2012 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • #facepalm

    Comment by Di – June 11, 2012 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for Miley Cyrus as a drug dealer ….

    Comment by bob – June 11, 2012 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LMFAO!

      Comment by CeCe – June 11, 2012 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’ll sell that legal herb stuff XD

      Comment by Shaun – June 11, 2012 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m an formor extra on SOA SEASON 3!Take it from me this show has got to get it together :From a Biker (MC) stand point:! Ride next to each other (in a pack) don’t wear your cutt’s (patches) in a cage (car). To name a few! And for GODS SAKE Gang Rape Miley Cyrus! BIKER-UP BOYS!!!!

      Comment by T-BONE – August 6, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is a joke right? we’re being punk’d? UGH

    Comment by Lia – June 11, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s an intersting choice! I’m not a fan of her Disney movies, but I like her…. She’s not a Miley Cyrus or else… The girl can act and I think she’ll do well

    Comment by Jen – June 11, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nope..not replacing Ima.. Kristen Renton is on set today!!

    Comment by Ashlynn – June 11, 2012 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Some people can be so atrocious. Just because she’s from Disney and you don’t like her past projects doesn’t mean she doesn’t have talent. Ashley Tisdale has proven herself as a capable actress. I’m happy for her. It’s good to see her moving on to more challenging and adult roles now.

    Comment by Anonymous – June 11, 2012 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • case in point, look at the people who started off on The Mickey Mouse Club

      Comment by Biodomer – June 13, 2012 05:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. Out of all the Disney people, she’s the only one I like. This role will be a big stretch for her tho. Will be interesting to see how she handles it.

      Comment by Aj – June 14, 2012 04:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is no shortage of young blonde actresses in Hollywood. Can’t they find one whose mere appearance won’t trigger high school musical ptsd?

    Comment by Mía – June 11, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not a fan, but who knows, after this her career might explode into mature roles and she might kick some ass. Then maybe we can take these Disney stars a little more seriously. Afterall they’ve given up their youth to entertain our children.

    Comment by Shari – June 11, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for Ashley. She is trying something different and unexpected! She is a good actress and now she can show it!

    Comment by gigi – June 11, 2012 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I suspect that Ashley will do just fine, and agree that she has the chops to handle this. Would Kurt have cast her if he didn’t think she could?

    Comment by A.Rae – June 11, 2012 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Helps that she’s a big fan of the show.

    Comment by Megan – June 11, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think she is great and talented, I’m happy she is takin more mature roles, was sad web her pilot wasn’t picked up

    Comment by Juan – June 11, 2012 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL WHAT. I was expecting something epic like Stepehen King in season 3 or Hasselhoff in season 4, but not freaking Ashley Tisdale. Smh @ the casting people on this one….

    Comment by Carmen – June 11, 2012 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really hope Zac Efron is comming too, as a biker!!!!

    Comment by bob – June 11, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i ll admit i liked her on raising hope so who knows

    Comment by ollie – June 11, 2012 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sutter always find a way to make actors look good and i’m sure that Ashley will be good in that role..it will be nice to see that bad side of her as an escort…humm, Lyla, Tara, Ima, Gemma and add to that Ashley..so many gorgeous womens

    Comment by Eric – June 11, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t see her as ”desirable” at all.

    Comment by Shaun – June 11, 2012 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well Shaun, all I can say is, you must belikes brunettes…. Or your gay

      Comment by Ziggy – June 13, 2012 12:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Ima aka Kristen Renton is not going any where she will be a regular on the show for a while from what Kurt said in one of his blogs he’s a big fan of hers as am I. So don’t worry Kristen will be here for season 5 and hopefully 6 and on.

    Comment by Kimberly – June 12, 2012 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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