With no “Jr.” on the finish of his identify, chances are you’ll not have related that Love, Victor star Mason Gooding is the son of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. However one take a look at the 23-year-old’s resume confirms that he positively inherited the performing gene from his father.
During the last couple of years, the previous NYU pupil has appeared on episodes of Ballers, The Good Physician, and Every thing’s Gonna Be Okay, however his function as jock Andrew in Hulu’s Love, Victor has formally elevated him to heartthrob standing — and led to 1000’s of Google searches asking if he has a girlfriend.
Mason Gooding does not seem to have a girlfriend in the mean time.
The California native hasn’t been linked to anybody publicly, although he did convey a date to the Could 2019 premiere of Booksmart, wherein he performed Molly’s (Beanie Feldstein) love curiosity. We had been unable to establish the fortunate girl or decide whether or not the pair was relationship on the time.
Regardless of enjoying the cool child in each Booksmart and Love, Victor, Mason revealed in an interview with Leisure Tonight that he was by no means a part of the favored crowd. “I used to be extra near my comedian books and video video games than I definitely was to different teenagers,” he admitted.
The center little one expounded on his teenage mindset in a chat with W journal. “I used to be very cynical. I didn’t essentially assume that individuals needed to be buddies with me due to some snap judgment I made, and I assumed they had been doing the identical,” he confessed.
It took a number of extra years for Mason to understand how damaging that sort of mentality might be. “It’s not the people who find themselves probably the most guarded or probably the most closed off to others, however the people who find themselves probably the most constructive that find yourself reaping the advantages of social success,” he shared.
Rising up as a “dorky child” turned out to be a superb factor for Mason’s profession.
It’s laborious to imagine that the good-looking actor “wasn’t so socially adept” in his teenage years, however he defined that being awkward had its benefits.
“It’s humorous as a result of individuals ask stuff about enjoying the cool child in highschool, and so they assume that should you had been that in highschool, it’s a lot simpler. I really assume quite the opposite,” Mason mused in his interview with W. “I form of was capable of watch the cool youngsters and see how they transfer and go, ‘Oh, that is why individuals like them.'”
As for his well-known father, Mason is refreshingly sincere in terms of speaking about how his dad’s accomplishments have formed his personal. “I am fortunately blessed to have him in my life,” he advised ET.
“I’ve buddies and individuals who attribute who my father is and the way that pertains to me being fortunate, and I am like, ‘That’s completely proper,'” he added. “I might be an fool if I used to be not capable of see how the work that he is completed paved the muse for what I can do.”
Your complete first season of Love, Victor is now obtainable to stream on Hulu.