Check out our interview with talented Mexican-American actor Bayardo De Murguia who is making waves on the brand new Netflix series “Tiny Pretty Things” (December 14th) as series regular ‘Ramon,’ bad boy dancer turned visionary choreographer who uses non-traditional methods for teaching. Based on the hit YA novel of the same name, the story follows the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin, with the novel best described as Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars.

Bayardo’s rising career has spanned across both English and Spanish in international markets.

Follow Bayardo @bayardod

Hi Bayardo, please tell us a little about you?

Hi, my name is Bayardo De Murguia. I’m a Mexican American actor and voice over artist who believes in hard work, patience, and always keeping a sense of humor.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Calm, Passionate, Optimistic

How did you get started into acting?

As a football player at the University of San Diego, I took a theatre class and was immediately hooked. I traded the football field for the stage and haven’t looked back.

How has this changed your life?

It’s definitely a hustle, but something that I enjoy and get so much happiness from doing. The little wins we get during our journey are so fulfilling, especially when we get to share our work.

What is the best and worst part of being an actor?

Best part, being able to go through the journey and collaboration process in telling stories

Worst, the ups and downs can take a toll emotionally. That’s why you always need something to ground you and keep you planted

Tell us about your work in the brand new Netflix series “Tiny Pretty Things?”

“Tiny Pretty Things” is a Netflix original drama that premieres December 14th. It is “Black Swan,” meets “Pretty Little Liars” with a dash of “Gossip Girl.” I play Ramon Costa on the show

And about your character Ramon?

Ramon is an ex bad boy dancer turned visionary choreographer. He is fiery, passionate, and uses whatever method he can to bring out the best in you. Or is it worst? Hmmm.

How do you prepare for a role?

Observation, research, imagination. I love diving in headfirst into the world that is written; taking elements that are in me personally and then combining them with what I learn.

What other projects have you been a part of?

I have been known to try and assassinate your hero usually in crime procedurals such as USA’s Shooter, CSI, NCIS, and Chance.

What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?

Although I love action filled dramas, playing Ramon in “Tiny Pretty Things” threw me into the world of ballet which created a new adventure in my career. I’m game for more.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Watching our work come alive at the end result of the collaboration process.

How would your best friend describe you?

Hard working, loyal, a kid at heart

What’s next for Bayardo De Murguia in the last months of 2020?

Spending time with family, eating a lot of tamales over the holidays, and sharing “Tiny Pretty Things” on Netflix December 14th. Hopefully it will lead to us continuing the world that we created with TPT.

What is your own definition of happiness?

Being at one with yourself, and being able to give back.

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

John Coltrane- I played the sax growing up and anytime I hear any of his music, I feel home.

Best advice ever given?

Stay humble, work hard, pacienca y fe

Do you support any charity?

nosotrosorg.com  A Latino arts advocacy program

Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?

I see television continuing to open up to having more authentic Latinx and BIPOC representation, and being able to take part in more amazing projects. Ramon is just the beginning 🙂

Favorite song? Why?

Lush Life- John Coltrane

As stated before, I just feel at home 🙂

What do you think of Social Media?

Don’t chase likes or validation. Inspire and always be a voice.

Where we can follow you?

IG: bayardod

Quote: “Deja que el mundo te cambie, y cambiaras el mundo”
Let the world change you and you can change the world

Favorite Singer/Artist: J Balvin and Bad Bunny- My g’s

Movie: Depends on the mood. Let’s go with Spaceballs. A CLASSIC

Travel Destination: Oaxaca, Mexico. Next choice would be Japan

Sports Team: LA Chargers. I will always represent my Bolts.

Tv Show: Rick and Morty

Book: Me talk pretty one day- David Sedaris

 


 

Photo credit – James Reese