Winter Ave Zoli talks Sons of Anarchy, how Lyla is healing, set souvenirs, the finale, and so much more. Do not miss the final episodes of Sons of Anarchy airing Tuesday nights on FX.
Are you happy that Lyla is spending the final season behind the camera?
Winter Ave Zoli: I think it’s great that Lyla has the opportunity to move up within her industry, and gain more power over her career. She’s now a woman in charge.
How was it working with Jenna Jameson?
Winter Ave Zoli: Working with Jenna was great. She was super nice and such a pro.
If Lyla were to get involved with another member of SAMCRO who would it be?
Winter Ave Zoli: I think Lyla would have a hard time getting involved with another SAMCRO member, as I don’t think that she has really moved past Opie yet. She is probably the closest to Jax.
What are your finale predictions?
Winter Ave Zoli: I can’t answer about the finale predictions, because I know what happens, but I will say this: expect the unexpected.
What would you like to take home as a souvenir when the show ends?
Winter Ave Zoli: I would love to take home a pair of jeans I wore as a souvenir. They’re bell bottoms, with a leather lace up detail in place of a zipper. I’ve been wearing them since season 2, so they have sentimental value.
How do you think Lyla is doing? Has she been able to heal at all?
Winter Ave Zoli: Lyla is healing after Opie’s death, but I don’t think she will ever stop loving him. She never moved on after they broke up, and it will take a while before she can be with someone else, on a deeper level.
What has been your favorite episode of Sons of Anarchy so far?
Winter Ave Zoli: My favorite episode was in the second season, when Opie and I had our first real moment together in the women’s bathroom. I just remember it being so magical on set, and so much fun.
What part of Lyla’s wardrobe do you love?
Winter Ave Zoli: Lyla wore two styles: skin tight dresses, or crop tops and jeans. I loved wearing the crop tops and jeans. It was so quintessentially Lyla. I would put that on, and I was Lyla! I loved the transformation.
What Sons of Anarchy character has the best lines?
Winter Ave Zoli: I think Chucky (Michael Ornstein) has some of the best lines. He’s always a great comedic relief on the show. I would say he ties with Tig (Kim Coates). He has some great one-liners, too. Come to think of it, Lyla has had some risque lines as well.
Who is the biggest jokester on set?
Winter Ave Zoli: I can’t even name the biggest jokester on set. All the guys were constantly joking around.
Do you have any pets?
Winter Ave Zoli: I have a pet cat named Munch.
What other shows would you love to have a role on?
Winter Ave Zoli: I would love to have a role on Ray Donovan or Masters of Sex.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want to have with you?
Winter Ave Zoli: I would have to have sunscreen, a great book, one of my Leigh & Luca scarves, and preferably water and food.
Do you have any advice for someone who wants to be an actor?
Winter Ave Zoli: My advice for an actor just starting out is to do lots of theater and take classes. They both help you grow so much as an actor. Be strong, patient, and committed. It’s usually a long and complicated journey.
Do you have any charities that you work with or care deeply for?
Winter Ave Zoli: I contribute to the WWF, NRDC, and ASPCA, along with a small local charity called Kitt Crusader’s, which helps get shelter cats into forever homes. I am very passionate about environmental/animal welfare.
Have you had any kind of strange or weird fan encounters?
Winter Ave Zoli: So far, luckily, I have had no weird fan encounters.
What’s your favorite food and drink?
Winter Ave Zoli: It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite food. I love food! It’s a toss up between Italian and Mexican…my favorite drink? Coffee, hands down.
Will you be doing any other appearances other than California?
Winter Ave Zoli: As of now, I have no public appearances scheduled, but will keep people posted. People can stay connected with me via my FB page, Winter Ave Zoli. I am working towards starting a public Instagram account as well.
What are your plans when Sons of Anarchy is finished?
Winter Ave Zoli: Once Sons of Anarchy is over, I plan on taking one day at a time. I want to focus, everyday, on working towards my goals and being grateful for everything in my life, from the past to the present moment.
Sons of Anarchy airs Tuesday nights at 10 on FX.