We then interviewed Miguel. Miguel came to the interview wearing an “I love me” pin on his sweater. When asking about his pen he says, “I’m working on self-esteem issues. And if you can’t love yourself how the hell can you love somebody else? Can I get an amen?” He walked in very excited especially since he just got nominated for the Teen Choice Awards!
Question: How is it working with that hunky detective?
Miguel: Ryan McPartlin is an absolute sweetheart, so professional. At the same time I get to be paid to feel him up occasionally. You know, to be paid and play is fantastic. And he also did this show with Fran Drescher and he’s got great Fran Drescher stories. I mean I’m in heaven.
Question: Have you prepared your speech yet (regarding Teen Choice Awards)?
Miguel: No, but I am very excited because like you know when you play that fantasy in your head about like things you want to accomplish. Like one of mine is like an EGOT. So it’s like if I can’t win a Tony at least I can win a Teen Choice Award maybe? And then I was like playing a game like what if I can like replace a teen choice award, an Espy, and Obie, like anyway it’s fantastic. I haven’t prepared– it just happened this morning but I was just thinking how fun it is to be nominated for a character that’s queer and fun and vibrant.
And I think that’s great that teens are getting to see every shade of human being and celebrate them. Yeah. So I’m super, super happy about it.
***We then discussed how he got involved in the show. I thought the story below was great!***
Miguel: So, my character Nick is new to LA and the first thing he does is he gets on like the Hollywood tour bus and he stops to take a picture of Katy Perry’s mailbox and like witnesses a murder and that’s what like directly puts them in like the girls line. And when I found out that I got the job I was at my partner’s house and they called to tell me I had the job. And then a Hollywood tour bus went by like literally. And he stopped the bus and he was like come here. Come here. Come here. And I was like no no no what are you doing. I thought he was going to be just like me — do something embarrassing.
But then after I hung up he pointed out like you have no idea like how cosmic this all is. He’s like that happens in your script and he liked you know whose house that is right there? And above his house is Katy Perry’s house and I was like wait, you’re kidding me? Just one of those really fantastically parallel moments.
**We also discussed where he is from, his talent, advice to new actors, his thoughts on the show, and Carol Burnett (his favorite).***