Katey Sagal explains her Peg Bundy look on "The Talk"

Katey Sagalhas revealed that she didn't want to be recognized as trashy housewife Peg Bundy when "Married with Children" first started.

Sagal made an appearance Thursday on CBS' "The Talk" and spoke about her career transformation from singer to TV star. Sagal, 59, first got her start in the early 1970s as a back-up performer for various acts such as Bob Dylan. She eventually became a member of Bette Midler's Harlettes group and was known primarily as a singer before "Married with Children" debuted on Fox in 1987.

Sagal says that Peggy was initially written as a slothful couch-potato type and there were concerns that this would affect her music career. She also didn't know that "Married with Children," the first original sitcom to ever air on Fox, would become a breakout hit and stay on the airwaves for 11 seasons.

"And I kept thinking I'm going to have to go back to my real job which was [playing gigs]. So I sort of had this idea that I would disguise myself. So that nobody will recognize me when I take this off," Sagal said.

As Peg, the naturally dark-haired Sagal wore a red bouffant wig and tacky '60s-style clothing throughout most of the sitcom's run.

"She's really in drag. She just was all dolled up. And I didn't really look like that. So I could go about my normal life."

Sagal's been staying busy with her latest series, "Sons of Anarchy." The FX biker gang drama has developed an ardent fan base, especially among incarcerated viewers, according to the actress.

Watch the video above to see the SAMCRO matriarch chat with the ladies of "The Talk."

  • Ken Lombardi

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