To start things off, can you introduce yourself to the readers?
I'm from Palenville NY. It's a small town with lots of hiking trails and swimming holes.
I'm also a huge fan of the UFC so Saturday nights you'll find me clued to the TV watching people get bloodied and messaging a few of my close friends and putting bets on who's knocking out who.
Some people may think that's intense, I find it exciting, though you won't find me jumping out of planes because I like ground-level haha. I also enjoy writing, as I feel it keeps the mind busy and always creating.
What is the best thing about working in horror?
I haven't done much of horror, but I would like to do more projects. I'd say the whole aspect of working on a horror set is fun.
You have the fake blood ready, the props, the team behind it all making it happen, the moments where blood is spit on your face and you're in shock by someone dying and not that someone just spit on your face lol. You're either running around scared or the one out for blood.
I like the rush feeling that brings and seeing how your fellow actors react to the same situations are you are in.
Can you say anything about your role in The Dark Military?
Lainie has always been stepped on by her boss and she never stood up for herself.
I believe when the moment came for her to tell her boss she wouldn't be coming in because she would be on TV, she was thriving from the feeling of finally standing up to herself and not taking the bullcrap shifts she had always been given.
She may not have been thrilled about being on TV, but being with her friends and getting out changed her mind a bit. I like that she never blamed Roman either, being that he was the one who got her into the mess and I love that about Lainie.
What inspired you to be an actor?
I always played a game with my cousin, Nikki. Every Saturday night I'd sleep over and we'd play "guess that line." We'd name the movie and the character, and I think acting it out the way they did on screen gave me a new understanding of art and what they do to bring a film to life.
Creating never felt like work to me, and I feel like the second it does will be the moment I won't love doing what I do anymore.
How did you prepare for the role?
I didn't really have a chance to prepare for the role as much as I normally would. I was just coming off another film set when Loren approached me about Lainie.
I was excited that she was different from what I was used to portraying and I believe even though it was only a few days until filming began, he trusted me to bring her to life as much as I trusted myself.
So, I studied and as the film progressed so did my view of Lainie. I went through the stages as we filmed which was another experience on its own.
Can you tell us about the greatest moment in your film career?
Filming on a battleship. Being an independent artist, sometimes we don't get big chances or experiences like that and the fact that I was blessed with that opportunity was amazing.
What are some of your upcoming projects?
WORTHLESS starring Tara Reid and Quinton Aaron. It's a film about bullying and the consequences that come with it.
The other film is WING GIRL. Six female air show fighter pilots for the U.S. Navy, find themselves at the head of the squadron on a pre-emptive strike on North Korea (North Kiyung).
What was the project you learned the most from?
The project I learned the most from would have to be FIGHT VALLEY. I think being on that set showed me how much I did love acting and how much I wanted to improve and continue to grow with each film.
Sometimes things happen and it can change our paths, but I'm thankful that it made my path more clear.
What is the last horror film you saw? What did you think of it?
Last horror film I saw was THE CAVE. I know, older movie but being on lockdown has me scrolling old films as much as the new.
I personally loved it. I loved them being chased by something in a cave in which they didn't know the way out of.
What is your favorite horror movie and why?
My favorite horror movie is PITCH BLACK. The writing in that was great as well as the acting.
If you could work with any actors or actresses who would they be and why?
There's so many and for all different reasons. I guess Peter Dinklage and Teresa Palmer. I think Teresa's acting is very underrated and I think Peter Dinklage is on another level. Tom hardy, Chris Hemsworth, Jason Statham, Dywane Johnson would all be incredible to work with.
Kate Winslet as well. She's been around for a long time and she's still at the top. That takes a lot.
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
You can follow me on my Instagram page Cabrina Collesides. I will always post updates and when something is being released. I also have a link to my website in the bio.
What is your personal definition of horror?
Fear, an intense state of mind where your body and mind are separated and you are screaming at yourself to run but your feet won't move.
Favorite country or place?
I've just started traveling more. One place I'd like to visit again is Vancouver BC. When I visited last year I was really sick but still had a blast.
Also my international phone card didn't go through in time, but the beauty of that was I couldn't be bothered and I got to really enjoy my time and meet great people without ever worrying about who is trying to reach me.
Did you know anything about Sweden?
I don't know much about Sweden, sorry. I'd love to visit there though!
Anything else you want to mention?
Just for anyone who has a dream to understand the many roads it will take to get to the right destination. Things take time, that doesn't mean they won't happen.
Some roads help you see things more clear while others will question why you are on it to begin with, but if you know this is what you want, then don't let the fear stop you from getting there.