By Catherine Cheng
Rebecca Bloom is an aspiring American actress whose first role was in a TV commercial for Apple. Since then, she chased after voice acting and landed the role of Marcie in The Peanuts Movie. Even so, she remains humble and participates in several non-profit organizations involved in animal rights and rescue. Read on to find out more about Rebecca’s story.
AK: How did you first get into acting? Did you want to be an actress from the very beginning?
RB: I was cast as an orphan in Annie. After that I wanted to keep acting because I loved it so much.
AK: Tell us a little bit more about your first experience in the field – were you nervous? What challenges did you face? What surprised you?
RB: My first actual job was in the iPhone 5 commercial. I was more hot than nervous because I had to wear a full squirrel costume. But it was fun. I was very surprised to see that the entire commercial was being shot on an iPhone.
AK: What were your emotions when you found out you received the role of Marcie in the upcoming The Peanuts Movie?
RB: I had to audition several times for almost a year. So, I was excited and relieved when I was actually cast. It’s an amazing movie with a great cast. I really believe Peanut fans will like it.
AK: How do you feel about Marcie? What type of character is she? Do you identify with her?
RB: Marcie is a braniac who sees the best in Charlie Brown. I like to think I look for the best in people as well.
AK: What are you most excited about for the upcoming movie? Does the project have any special meaning?
RB: I look forward to hearing all of the voices of my fellow cast members. My mom started reading the Peanuts Treasury to me when I was younger. So, I have loved Peanuts for most of my life.
AK: You are heavily involved in the Orca Project. Please elaborate a little on the project, your involvement in it, and how it has changed you.
RB: After seeing the movie Blackfish, I knew I wanted to raise awareness about captive Orcas. That movie changed how I view aquatic animals. I try and inform people that Orcas should live in the wild, not in captivity. Please go to Blackfishmovie.com. It will help explain my feelings.
AK: You have also worked with PETA and have rescued several dogs and cats. What motivates you to rescue animals? How do you care for the animals that you rescue?
RB: My mom has always carries a leash in her car to help stray dogs when we see them. We have had a few dogs stay overnight with us until the owners were found. We actually rescued our lab Junior 8 years ago.
AK: What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far on your journey and how did you overcome it? Were there people who helped you along the way? If so, who and how did they help guide you?
RB: My biggest challenge has been overcoming the jitters when I audition for roles. I still have them. But my acting coach has shown me how to prepare which helps me to shake off some of my nerves.
AK: Besides acting, what other activities do you enjoy doing in your free time?
RB: I like to play with my friends, play basketball, and go to dance classes.
AK: What are you goals for the future – both professionally and personally?
RB: I want to have the opportunity to continue working as an actor as I grow older and to keep enjoying my friendships. My family and friends keep me humble.
AK: What advice would you give to our readers about following their dreams and making a difference?
RB: If you can dream it you can do it. Listen to your heart and go for what you want.
AK: Is there anything else you would like to add?
RB: Thank you for letting me participate in this interview and please follow me at Rebeccabloom12 on Twitter and Instagram.