Interview: Actor Bryson Robinson

Who is Bryson Robinson?  You may recognize this young actor from Brat’s YouTube series Mani, where he plays the role of Chris alongside Piper Rockelle, Hayley LeBlanc, Txunamy, and Everly Mag interviewees Sophie Ferguson and Brianni Walker.

You may have also spotted him in the Brat series Afterschooled, where he joins a cast that includes web star Summer McKeen and star siblings Caden and Dylan Conrique, and in the film A King’s Betrayal, which recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Everly Mag asked Bryson all about Mani, his acting career, and his advice for aspiring young performers.

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Bryson Robinson plays Chris on Brat’s popular YouTube series Mani. Image: Brat

Everly Mag: When did you get started in acting?  What have been your favorite projects so far?

Bryson: I started acting when I was 5 years old.  My favorite projects have been Mani and a national commercial for Quicken Loans because I get to play football!

Everly Mag: How did you get the part on Mani?

Bryson: The director contacted me!

Everly Mag: What’s it like to be on the Mani set?

Bryson: The Mani set is so much fun!  We have all become friends.  We love to joke around.  Our director is so cool, and so is Lawrence, who plays Mani.

Everly Mag: Can you tell us a story from filming Mani?

Bryson: In Season One, we filmed on location at this super cool Go Kart place.  We raced Go Karts and played video games on set!

Everly Mag: What’s the best part of filming Mani?  What’s the hardest part?

Bryson: The best part is being able to tell the story of my character Chris.  I also love working with the cast!  They feel like family.  There really aren’t any hard parts because this has been one of the most fun sets I’ve ever worked on.

Everly Mag: What advice would you give to young actors who want to be on a show like Mani?

Bryson: My advice is to just be yourself!  Never give up on your dream.

Everly Mag: What does it feel like to watch yourself act on a show?

Bryson: I think is it so awesome to see myself!  Like, I turn on the TV and BAM – there I am!

Everly Mag: Who is the funniest person on the Mani set?  What kinds of things do you do on set?

Bryson: The funniest person has to be Lawrence, who plays Mani.  He is always dancing and is just so nice to all the kids!  I’m friends with everyone in the cast.  We eat our lunches together, play games, and just have fun!

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Bryson Robinson goofing around on the set of Mani.  Image: Bryson Robinson

Everly Mag: Who is your acting inspiration?

Bryson: My acting inspiration is Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon.

Everly Mag: What do you want to do in your acting career?

Bryson: I love working on comedies.  I want to work with Will Ferrell and Johnny Depp.

Everly Mag: What are your hobbies?  How do you describe your personality?

Bryson: I love sports!  I play baseball and soccer on teams.  I’m a good friend, I’m caring, and I love to make people laugh!

Everly Mag: What else do you want people to know about you?

Bryson: My favorite color is royal blue, I love theme parks, and when I’m not working you”ll find me at Disneyland or Universal Studios! Check out A King’s Betrayal.  It screened at Sundance and is available to watch on Amazon Prime.  I play the King!  Also, I have a sister who’s an actress, too.  She’s 10 and we look alike!

Check out Bryson on IMDB and Instagram.

Bryson’s interview was conducted over email in January 2018.  The interview was parent-facilitated and edited for spelling and grammar only.

Feature Image Credit: Tara Jefferson

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