Rising Star Mason Blomberg On The Five Things You Need To Shine In The Entertainment Industry

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8 min readFeb 26, 2023

COVID POLICIES- I don’t think anyone who started acting before Covid realized what acting during a pandemic would be like! We have to get tested three times a week on set (sometimes more) and wear masks at all times, except if you are an actor and the camera is rolling.

As a part of my series about pop culture’s rising stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Mason Blomberg.

Mason Blomberg plays the lead role of David in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Jane. He traveled the world for over a year filming this mission-driven series for kids and families inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall. Jane is set to release April 14th. Mason has had Guest Starring roles on 9–1–1 Lone Star with Rob Lowe, Sydney to the Max with Caroline Rhea as well as a recurring role as Prince on Shameless with William H. Macy. Mason’s other credits include a recurring role as Cole Baxter in The Baxters alongside Roma Downey and Ted McGinley and Dax Taylor in the feature film The Furry Fortune with Sean Whalen set to release in 2023. You may also recognize his voice as Young Chip in the new Disney live action hit film Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers and he recently booked a role in an animation series. Passionate about animal rights and conservation, Mason became a vegetarian at just 7 years old and is excited to work as an ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute. A self-taught CGI Animation artist, in his free time he enjoys football, basketball, golf, and swimming.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to get to know you a bit better. Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

I’m super lucky to have a great family. I’m growing up as the oldest of four kids, which is pretty cool. I have two younger brothers and a baby sister. I love football it’s my favorite sport. I like it because you have to have so many different skills sets to be able to play. I have been teaching myself CGI animation (Computer Generated Imagery) and it is really challenging me. I love a good challenge. I live in an awesome neighborhood with at least 50 kids so whenever I’m bored, I just go outside and knock on a friend’s door and I have somebody to play with.

Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?

My mom signed me up for a theater camp as my parents wanted me to try different thing to see what they like. Well, I loved it!!! I told my mom, “Hey Mom, can I do acting but on TV?!” So, she signed me up for acting classes and I got an agent and manager. I started doing small commercials, backgrounds some local theatre which I booked the lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow! I realized how much I truly loved acting! Eventually I started booking bigger roles which was great because I got to do what I love even more! Acting is like a video game. You start out on the smaller levels, the easier levels (like commercials and easier jobs or background) but then, if you work hard, you slowly work your way up to the boss level which is like a recurring role or the lead of a movie or show.

Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your entertainment career?

The most interesting thing that’s happened to me during my acting career is booking the lead of the TV show, “JANE”, which brought me all around the world to film. The coolest place I traveled to during filming was Africa! My favorite part was when we went on Safari. We saw lions, elephants, tigers, giraffes, monkeys (pesky but cute little things), and so much more! I loved getting to see all of the animals in their natural habitat. We also filmed in Costa Rica, Toronto, Alberta, and Catalina Island.

It has been said that our mistakes can be our greatest teachers. Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Well, when I first started acting, I booked a small commercial job. The set had all these cool toys and cars on a table set up with an awesome track. I was young and didn’t know better, so I went around and started playing with all the toys in the room. Eventually, somebody came up to me and said, “Mason this is what’s called a ‘hot set’ and that means you can’t touch the toys or anything on it because these are props put in a particular place and you might mess it up.” That is the day when I learned what a hot set is! And now that I’m older and I’ve done acting for longer I understand how hard the props people work and the continuity people work — I know that they work so hard to get things the exact way they want them. I respect these people and their jobs a lot, so I try not to mess things up on a hot set.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now? How do you think that might help people?

The most interesting and exciting project is my upcoming series called “JANE”. The show is in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute and it’s going to help young people learn how to take care of the environment and the animals. It’s a fun and exciting show where my co-star and I go on missions to save different endangered species in each episode. Jane Goodall herself said that young people are the next generation who needs to stand up for the environment and work to protect it. I am so excited to be a part of a show that is sending this message to other kids. I chose to become a vegetarian when I was 7 years old, so this message is one that has always been important to me, too.

Most young people your age don’t have to balance work and school. Can you tell us how you manage to balance your schoolwork, auditions, and time on set?

Well, it definitely is a balancing act to juggle work and school. I go to school in person, I’m not home schooled, which means I have to fit in auditions either after school or before school. Sometimes I have to stay up late or wake up early to get an audition in on time. Both my mom and school made it clear that, if I am going to be acting, then I have to keep my grades up, so I work really hard to succeed at both. When I book a job and am on set, I do three hours of set school each day so that helps me stay on top of my schoolwork.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

I have two people who have worked really hard to help me. My mom is my number 1. My mom is very important because without her I couldn’t have gotten to any of the points that I am at. She spends so much of her time doing things to support me, and she still has three other kids to take care of too! My mom and I make a good team though and I love the time we spend together! I also couldn’t have done any of this without my manager, Ms. Nita. She has been with me since I first started acting and is always working so hard to help me with whatever I need.

Ok, thank you for all that. Now let’s jump to the main part of our interview. What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why? (Please share a story or example for each.)

A) SIDES- When I started acting, I wish somebody told me how many scripts and how many lines you have to memorize for auditions. For example, just a few weeks ago I got like seven auditions that were 5ish pages each to memorize and they were all due around the same time. It was super busy, but it was also fun!

B) WEATHER- Another thing I wish somebody told me was that no matter what the weather is, if you are filming outside, you have to act like you are comfortable and fine. For example, for the movie “The Furry Fortune”, we filmed in like 115 degree heat in LA! It was SO HOT. But in the scenes, I couldn’t show how hot I actually was. The opposite of that, when I was filming in Alberta, it was so cold there, but I just had to relax my body and stop shivering so it wouldn’t look bad on camera.

C) COVID POLICIES- I don’t think anyone who started acting before Covid realized what acting during a pandemic would be like! We have to get tested three times a week on set (sometimes more) and wear masks at all times, except if you are an actor and the camera is rolling.

D) RULES ON SET- This goes back to my earlier response about when I learned what a Hot Set was. I wish I better understood all of the rules there are on set before I started acting. But I am lucky to have worked on great productions that helped me learn the ropes!

E) AMAZING- Last thing is, if someone told me how amazing acting is, I would have started even sooner! I love acting with all my heart- it’s my favorite thing to do. Whenever I get an audition, I just think, “another chance to do what I love and to get a shot at an amazing role!” It’s kind of like what I said earlier about the Scripts, those seven auditions were seven more chances to get to do what I love!!!

You are a person of enormous influence. How do you think you can use social media as a platform to be a positive influence to your fans, and for society at large?

I would do some sick dance moves! And show them the ways of Gen Z! Kidding. Kidding! I’m a very big environment enthusiast- I really want to inspire kids to care more for the environment and our animals. I would like to start different campaigns to help make the environment better and healthy again, like a trash picking up challenge.

If you had the ability to choose to work on any TV show or film, or work alongside any co-star, or with any director, what or who would that be, and why? You never know who might see this article, especially if we tag them. :-)

I would really like to be in a Marvel movie with The Rock and Tom Holland because the Rock has his signature move with the eyebrow and I can raise my eyebrow just like him. And Tom Holland is Spider-Man so that would be very cool to meet him and act with him.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

You can find me on Instagram @themasonblomberg or look at my website masonblomberg.com. Thank You so much!

This was very meaningful, thank you so much!

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