One of my favorite comics of all time, Peanuts, has an upcoming 3d animated movie, The Peanuts Movie that will be in theaters this November. I grew up reading all of the comics not only in the Sunday paper but also in book form and it is something that every child should have access to.
Rebecca Bloom is a phenomenal young American actress from California, who caught the acting bug at the tender age of seven. Her first role was in a TV commercial for Apple’s iPhone 5. Rebecca is also heavily involved in several charity organizations, which helps homeless animals. Some of these organizations include “PETA” and “The Orca Project”. Her first voice over work was the role of “Masha” in the TV series Masha And The Bear. That series opened doors to the next biggest opportunity in her career where she landed the role of “Marcie” in the upcoming animated feature film The Peanuts Movie.
Rebecca tell us a little bit about your character in the movie? Do you share any similarities with your character?
Marcie is a brainiac and not very good at sports. I am a good student and still real good at sports
How did you get the part and how tough were the auditions? Do you find it hard to do voice acting in comparison to regular acting?
It took over a year to actually get the part. I had several auditions called scratch tests. The whole time even after getting the part I had to keep it a secret until last November. All acting takes work and preparation. Voice over acting is different because I can only be heard and not seen.
Have you read the Peanuts comic? How familiar were you with the material?
My mom always read a vintage peanut book to me growing up. So, I was fairly familiar with Peanuts.
Do you have a favorite Peanuts holiday special?
The Thanksgiving Special
Besides Marcie who is your favorite Peanuts character?
Were there any funny behind the scene stories you can share with us while filming?
It was always fun when the director asked how I would say a line. I would try something and it was great when they liked it.
How supportive has your family been about your acting? What was the defining moment when you decided you wanted to be an actor?
My whole family is very supportive. My brother David is an actor and we support each other. I knew I want to act when I got a part in the musical Annie at 5 years old.
Who is the most famous actor you have met and what have you learned from them? Are there any celebrities you want to meet?
I met the Rock backstage at a wrestling match. I would like to meet Adele and Dove Cameron
What is playing on your iPod?
Is it difficult to maintain being a student while acting? How do you fit in all of your schoolwork?
It takes effort to keep up my studies when I work. However, I always have my set teachers talk to my regular teachers.
If you could guest star on any TV show which one would it be and why?
The Goldbergs because I relate to the family
Where can we find you on social media?
You can find me on Twitter and Instagram with the same handle: Rebeccabloom12
Any advice for other children getting into acting?
Make sure YOU want to do it. Get into a good class and find an acting coach
Tell us why everyone should go out and watch The Peanuts Movie?
It will be the biggest Peanuts event in thirty years. It is also the first 3D Peanuts movie.
A special thank you to Rebecca Bloom for speaking to us. The Peanuts Movie opens on November 6 in the US.