Q&A: Breaking it down with Brianna & Ross


Mr. Tobias

Indian Players actors Brianna Cobos, left, and Ross Lefort.

Cooper Autrey, Landon Mangus, Halee Rhoades and Brooke Sutton

Seniors Brianna Cobos and Ross Lefort aren’t strangers to the stage. The veteran Indian Players have graced the high school auditorium stage each of their four years on campus, most recently in the theatre department’s production of ‘Freaky Friday.’

Both students stopped by Mr. Tobias’ Journalism I class this week for a brief Q&A session, answering question about everything from their favorite color, to what they like best about being on stage.

Q: What are your names?
A: Brianna — Brianna Cobos.
A: Ross —
Ross LeFort.

Q: What were your characters in the play ‘Freaky Friday?’
A: Brianna — I played Ellie, the daughter in the play.
A: Ross — I played Adam. He’s the bad boy, or rebel, in the school.

Q: What is your favorite music?
A: Brianna — All sorts of music. I like old, classical music, Hispanic, Disney and Church.
A: Ross — I like older, classic rock, like Queen or Metalica.

Q: Who was your favorite character in ‘Freaky Friday?’
A: Both — Mrs. Time. She was played by Madi Davis, she’s a great actress and was fun to watch perform.


Q: When and why did you become interested in acting?
A: Ross — My mom signed me up for a drama camp when I was 11. I was really inspired when I went to see ‘White Christmas,’ the musical.
A: Brianna — I always loved speaking in church when I was little. I was inspired by ‘’Glee’.’

Q: What do you think about PN-G’s theatre department?
A: Ross — It’s really like a family, we all see each other all of the time. Mrs. Eyles really brings us all together.
A: Brianna — I love it, it has really taught me a lot about acting in a professional setting. I think it gave me invaluable experience.

Q: Are there any improvements that you would make to PN-G’s theatre department?
A: Ross — Our mics don’t really work very well, the air conditioning is loud, and our auditorium wasn’t built for what we do. I think those factors limit us, and I would like to do something about them if I could.

Q: If you could attend any college/university that you wanted to, which would you choose?
A: Ross — A lot of college theater departments are competitive. I would probably choose the University of Houston, they have a really great theater department and I think it’s a great school in general.


Q: Who is your favorite actor or actress?
A: Brianna — “Lea Michelle, she played Rachel in Glee, I really like that show.”
A: Ross — “It’s like picking your favorite child. I would say Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s really good.”

Q: What are some of your favorite movies or TV shows?
A: Brianna — “Stranger Things, Black Mirror, 10 Things I Hate About You”
A: Ross — “I like 80s movies. ‘Brat Pack’ films, like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ ‘Breakfast Club,’ ‘Sixteen Candles.’ Oh, and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’”

Q: What type of music do y’all listen to?
A: Brianna — “I like to listen to all kinds, mainly old music, Christian, Spanish, Disney, that’s about it.”
A: Ross — “I like all kinds, but I’d say classic rock like Queen.”

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Brianna — “Purple.”
A: Ross — “Blue.”

Q: Why did you procrastinate and show Freaky Friday on Saturday?
A: Brianna — Because it was that good of a show.

Q: Did you celebrate after the show was over, and if so, how?
A: Both — We played Just Dance and had a party at a friends house.

Q: What caused you to become an actor?
A: Ross — My mom signed me up for a drama camp and I watched a play shortly after that. I thought I would like to do that.

Q: How old are you?
A: Ross — I’m 18.
A: Brianna — I’m 17.

Q: What do you like to wear on normal days?
A: Ross — I like to wear a T-shirts, Jeans, and Converse shoes.
A: Brianna — I like to wear average clothes and my combat boots.

Q: Can you wear what you’d like in the play?
A: Brianna — I can wear combat boots with my costume, but Ross can’t wear what he likes in the play.
A: Ross — I had to wear greaser-like clothing for ‘Freaky Friday.’