Briana Roy wants to have a career like her favorite actress Angelina Jolie. Surely, she’s already half-way there. With roles in such movies as Reclaim, and more recently in the TV series Recovery Road, and the upcoming Coffee & Baggage, and Bendu Williams’ The Forgiven, the ten-year-old is bound to match, if not surpass, Jolie in a matter of years.
Born and currently being raised in Hollywood, Florida, Briana has also worked in commercials for Old Navy, Walmart, and other international brands.
Let’s get to know her better in this Kreyolicious interview.
Kreyolicious: What do you like most about acting?
Acting is where I can express my feelings. I like the fact that I can jump into different characters and emotions from sad to happy to angry to scared to being shy.
Kreyolicious: Do you have an acting coach?
Yes I do have a coach, but most of the time they want me to be me all natural.
Kreyolicious: You have a lot of friends?
I wouldn’t say I have lots of friends because I met lots of people on the daily basis especially on set at auditions and at the park. I like to socialize with people, but I do have a few people I can call friends since daycare.
Kreyolicious: What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship means that someone who can have each other’s back. Someone who enjoys the company of the other. Someone who is not jealous of what the other has and supports you no matter what. Friendship means someone who is there for you.
Kreyolicious: That’s good…When I was ten, I really liked dolls, teacups sets, and getting on the computer, and listening to music. Is that the case with you?
I still play with my dolls. As a matter of fact I have an American girl doll Isabella, which I nicknamed Bella. I play with Isabella a lot. I also bring it with me on set and play with her when I am on break in my R.V. Also, I love using the computer for research and to listen to music too. Why not?
Kreyolicious: You have a lot of accomplishments for someone who’s ten. What do you plan on accomplishing when you’re 11, and so on?
I am working on being on a major TV show which can help me get one step closer towards my goal on becoming a kid ambassador .
Kreyolicious: Have you been to Haiti yet?
I was about to go to Haiti and also to Belize exactly on my birthday August 14th. I was about to go to Belize on August 14 spend a week and go visit Haiti, but due to busy schedule, I just cancelled my vacations. But I would love to go to Haiti someday, which is my beautiful background country.
Kreyolicious: Angelina Jolie is the actress you admire.
She’s an awesome actress, first of all, and she’s also a humanitarian. I would love to play roles similar to hers in the future.
Kreyolicious: Of all her roles, which ones do you feel most typify you as the actress you’d like to become?
So far, I have played in three features films: Reclaim, and two upcoming ones: Coffee and Cabbage and The Forgiven. My character in all three are just innocent little girls. I am really looking forward to playing Angelina Jolie/Zoe Saldana action-type movies .
Kreyolicious: If you could play a role in a fairy tale, would you want to be Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood?
Kreyolicious: [Laughter] Like duh, for real. What is it about Cinderella…
I like the way Cinderella had hope and believe even through all the obstacles she was going through. She is such a strong princess. Cinderella never let the word of others get her down. Cinderella have an amazing heart. I can say me and Cinderella have lots in common.
What was it like working as an actress in the movie Reclaim?
[Laughter] Working as an actress in the movie Reclaim was fun. I felt related to my role Nina especially Haiti is really my background and the movie is about Haiti and the earthquake which happened in 2010. I felt the part. I felt connected, especially hearing stories about Haiti from my mom so often. I felt that the character Nina could have been me in real life. Also, it was a great experience working with those awesome experience Hollywood actors such as John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Luis Guzman and Jacki Weaver.
This concludes PART ONE of the interview with Briana Roy. Watch out for PART TWO!