Bryson Robinson plays Chris in Brat TV’s hit series Mani.
Our editorial team had a chance to interview Bryson about how got cast in Mani, what set life what was like and more!
How did you get your start in acting?
I started acting when I was 4 years old. I loved to make people laugh and to make people happy. I took every opportunity to perform.
What was the first ever role that you booked and what was it like filming it for the first time?
My first role I booked was a commercial for Party City. It was so cool being on set for the first time. I got to make friends and have fun filming. I was hooked from then on. I loved all the attention.
What was the casting process for Mani like?
Chris is really a big part of my life. I totally identified with him as soon as I read the script for the first time. I was so excited to film when I found out I booked it!
Tell us about how you developed your character on Mani?
I have really grown up with my character Chris over the last 6 seasons. Chris started out being a bit mischievous and sneaky in the first couple seasons but developed into being a great friend with a lot of physical comedy moments.
What’s a typical day on set like?
A typical day on set is normally show up at call time and receive the sides for the day. Report to the set teacher then to hair and makeup and wardrobe. We start on set school then rehearsal blocking of the first scene we are filming for the day. Then more set school and filming. We break for lunch and get to hang out with our friends. Then back to school and work after lunch.
Which cast members do you hang out most with after filming?
We are all friends. After filming, we have hung out at Universal Studios, Sugar Factory, AMC and we all group chat.
Any advice you’d give to a teen your age interested in getting into acting?
Train hard and always keep learning. It may take a while to book your first job, but when you do it will be so rewarding. Be awesome, be you!!