EXCLUSIVE: Miguel Pinzon Talks 'Mystery Girls' & Admiring Pedro Almodovar

Miguel Pinzon
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Miguel Pinzon was just a young boy from Florida who always knew his heart lied in the art of acting. The Colombian American star made his way to New York to study Theater and Gender Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Fast forward a few years, Pinzon has transformed his passion into a full on career.

His most notable work includes appearing opposite Aaron Sorkin and Tina Fey on 30 Rock and a recurring role on Law & Order: SVU. But Pinzon is getting ready to really make a name for himself, landing his first starring role in ABC Family's new comedy, Mystery Girls.

We caught up with the Mystery Girls star to get the scoop on his character Nick, find out what it's like working alongside big names like Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling, his Latino background, and more.

Check it all out in our exclusive interview below:

Tell us about your Mystery Girls character, Nick Diaz.

Well Nick is an Aries: ambitious, a bundle of energy, and not into subtlety. He just made the big move to L.A. and in no time somehow maneuvered his way into the lives of his 90's TV idols, Charlie Contour and Holly Hamilton. And I do say idol! Nick might be the biggest Mystery Girls fan out there, so to see him make his way to being the girls’ man Friday I think will be fun for the audience, especially for Tori and Jennie's fans. And fun fact, the character was originally written as “Nick Doyle,” so kudos to creators who changed it to give us a Latino character!

In which ways do you relate to Nick? In which ways are you complete opposites?

Well I'm a Sagittarius, if that means anything. Astrology aside, like Nick, I'm also an LA-newbie and living my dream. Mystery Girls is my first big job and I'm quite beside myself that all of this is happening. It is really happening, right? Just checking. We both are very much on cloud nine right now. I feel connected to Nick in his sense of play. I think if we were to meet in real life we would both lose track of time reenacting scenes from movies like Death Becomes Her and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

When it comes to our differences, Paula Abdul's “Opposites Attract” says it all. Nick is bold beyond belief. Throughout the season we see him get into some absurd scenarios that I would like to think I would not end up in.

What's it like working with Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling?

It's like finding money in your pocket that you didn't know you had! I would be lying to you if I told you that I wasn't completely invested in the lives of “Donna Martin” and “Kelly Taylor” when I was younger, so getting to play opposite them is a surreal treat at times. It's also been a huge learning experience. They're veterans and this is my first rodeo. I love the rehearsal process and watching them play off each other and tinker with the timing of jokes. They really do have such great chemistry, both on and off screen. The girls have also made me feel so welcomed and supported. It’s an amazing feeling to have them looking out for me.

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