Q & A: Sons of Anarchy’s Winter Ave Zoli and Kristen Renton on how they got their roles, lack of wardrobe and more!
Sons of Anarchy is always a great ride and this season is no exception. With some of the smaller characters getting their due this year, series creator Kurt Sutter is giving us even more of a reason to love it.
Winter Ave Zoli (Lyla) and Kristen Renton (Ima) are absolutely getting some interesting things to work on this season and it’s going to be interesting to see where things end up by the end of the season.
I talked with both Winter and Kristen in a conference call about how they got their parts, the most difficult scenes they’ve done so far and their character’s wardrobe. Or lack thereof.
Sons of Anarchy airs on Tuesdays at 10pm on FX
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Kristen have you had conversations with Kurt Sutter that your character somehow will have some sort of a redemptive moment. She’s always been the bad girl, will she ever see the light, or is she being run off? Where your character is going?
Kristen Renton: Good question. I have not spoken to Kurt about what will be transpiring later on in the coming seasons or anything like that. “Ima,” I feel like she’s the main bad girl of this show and I don’t think that he’s going to change that. I think he’s going to keep her there stirring the pot, causing chaos, and it makes for a more interesting character, in my opinion. I love playing the bad girl. I think she’s a lot more fun to play than a character like “Tara,” where she’s nice and you’re rooting for her. Everybody loves to hate “Ima,” so I think we’re going to keep it on that path and see what other trouble she can get into.
Winter, what about your character? You’re now a married lady, old lady, can you give us any indication around where you’re going to take “Lyla?”
Winter Ave Zoli: “Lyla” is basically dealing with this new relationship, this new married life, and sort of jumping into a relationship that went really fast. And I think both her and the “Opie” character are like, “now what”. Obviously she has this secret that she’s been holding on to, which is the abortion she had last season, so that comes to a head in this season and then it’s just basically then dealing with how they’re dealing with the relationship at this point. Yes, they have a lot to sort out this season. Read more