Starry trajectory for Mason

BLUE ROSES: George Mason and Antonia Prebble.
BLUE ROSES: George Mason and Antonia Prebble.

At just 22, George Mason has shot from playing bad-boy hunk Regan on Shortland Street to a lead role in the next season of television hit comedy/drama Go Girls - all since early last year.

The rising Southland television star will also have a supporting role in a new investigative drama series from the creators of Outrageous Fortune.

The Blue Rose, which stars Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall, is set to air on TV3 next year.

Speaking from the set of his latest job, feature film 3 Mile Limit, that auditioning for Go Girls had been "pretty full on".

"Getting the role on Go Girls took about five auditions, and it can mess with you a bit, but it's just the nature of the game," he said. "A big part of being an actor is staying positive and being ready for rejection, but also upping your game for each audition."

Mason plays Ted, a down-to-earth landscape gardener.

Principal photography for the fifth series of the hit drama starts next week.

Mason said it was amazing to be working again.

He also appeared in Tangiwai. He has a small role in 3 Mile Limit, based on the true story of Radio Hauraki broadcasting from international waters in the 1960s. sue.fea@stl.co.nz

The Southland Times