Mason Guccione @masonguccione
Photography by Michael Blank @michaelblankphotography
Grooming by Crystal Tran for Exclusive Artists using Malin + Goetz @beautybycrystal
Styled by Yahaira Familia @yahairastylist | Interview by Ashira Provost @_ashiraprovost
1.When did you start acting?
6th Grade. In middle school, we had to take a P.E. and a Fine Arts elective to graduate each year. I chose theatre arts because my arts and crafts are absent. Every year, they do an end of the year school play and we did "Dear, Santa". We had to read and pick 3 characters that we wanted to try out for. I saw that the Grinch was one of them, so I wrote him on all 3 slots. My teacher came up to me delicately and said, "Mason, you know if you get him, you won't be in the play?". I said "OK". Needless to say I got it and that was start of my career right there!
2.What kind of music do you like?
Honestly, anything. I'm not prone to genre's. I will listen to anything that sounds good to me, even if it's not my type of song. I can still appreciate the art and creativity behind it.
3.What do you do in your free time?
Gaming! If not that, usually learning something new for my craft or the business side. I'm always trying to better myself.
4.What is the best advice you have gotten?
"In life, there will be people who hurt you, there will be people who use you, and there will be people who betray you. No matter what, keep moving forward. If you do what they do, you're no better than they are."
5.Describe yourself in 3 words?
Energetic, Isolated, Imaginative
6.Who is your inspiration?
My parents are. They inspire me in every aspect of life, they are who I look up to the most.
7.Who would you like to work with in the future?
Benedict Cumberbatch. I have loved his work for a while, but ever since I saw his Smaug Behind the scenes action on "The Hobbit", I knew I had to work with him.
8.Who is your biggest supporter?
My entire family. It's amazing to have a group of people who love you unconditionally, with nothing but positive reinforcement to better myself.
9.How was it playing in Jumanji and did you see the first one?
It was a dream come true. I grew up watching the first Jumanji every night with my dad. Robin Williams was a huge inspiration to me from that movie and created my imagination and childhood.
10.Without giving to much away what can we expect from your character in 13 Reason Why Season 2?
We like to have fun. ;)
11. Did you watch the first season of 13 Reason Why?
Yes I did! I loved it. Brian Yorkey and his team sure knows how to write.
13. If you could travel any place in the world where would it be and why?
Siberia. I would like to see the Northern Lights over there. I've been fascinated by them.