J-14 caught up with Leon Thomas, aka Tori Vega's BFF Andre Harris on Victorious, and he told us all about playing Andre, his fave memories with costar Victoria Justice, and which Victorious member is dominating laser tag!
J-14: Are you similar to your Victorious character Andre?
Leon Thomas: Andre and I have lots of similarities. We both love music -- he's a songwriter and I'm a songwriter. I love to play instruments, and Andre can basically play anything he picks up. I'd say the only thing that is different between Andre and I is the fact that he's a lot cooler than me. He can make a friend anywhere -- he always tells it like it is.
J-14: Is the cast as musical in real life as you are on the show?
Leon: That is what gets us in trouble. Literally in the middle of shooting a scene everybody is singing and we're told, "Can you guys quiet down please so we can shoot?" There's always a song going on and we're always jamming, just trying to get it going.
J-14: Fans have said they'd love to see Tori and Andre date in season two. Will it happen?
Leon: I don't know! It's up to [Victorious creator] Mr. [Dan] Schneider. We'll see what's up. Victoria and I are really good friends. It would be kind of weird, but we'd make it happen.
J-14: What are your favorite memories with Victoria?
Leon: We go to this sushi spot called Little Island Sushi. Every once in a while after a long day of shooting, it'll be kind of late and we're like, "This place is open pretty late -- let's swing over there." It'll be Vic, Avan [Jogia], Matt [Bennett] and Daniella [Monet], and sometimes even Ariana [Grande] and Liz [Gillies]. We swing over and have such a great time. It's very rarely just one or two of us because we roll in a pack -- we're like a set team.
J-14: The Victorious cast loves to play laser tag - who's winning these days?
Leon: Avan is number one always because he's a beast when it comes to video games. I'm a rough number four. The thing is I'm not a very competitive person. I'm competitive but if I'm not good at something and it's really not a passion, I just do it for fun and whoever wins, wins. I just don't care. When we get into my arena, then I dominate. Karaoke is my thing -- I love karaoke.
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