We sat down with Marianly Tejada from NBC Peacock's newest hit show, One of Us Is Lying to talk about her character Bronwyn Rojas and what we can expect from the show.
Mud Magazine talked to the "One of Us Is Lying" star about growing up in the Dominican Republic, her first acting gig, and her similarities with her character, Bronwyn Rojas.
Marianly is wearing MIMI Tran design. Hair and Makeup by Kayle Williams.
The main thing you need to know about Marianly Tejada is that she’s not afraid to go after what she wants. Whether that is putting her architecture education on hold to pursue acting or having some healthy competition involving a film camera with co-star Cooper van Grootel, Marianly goes above and beyond when it comes to following her passions.
And after I had the chance to catch up with her for the spring issue of Mud, I’m not surprised she’s so driven.
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, acting was never a choice for our cover star. In fact, even after she moved to the U.S. for school, becoming an actress was not the original plan.
“When I moved to the U.S. and started my basics for architecture, I sneaked in my first acting class. That’s when it started to feel possible and shortly after, I put architecture on hold and moved to New York,” Marianly told Mud.
Hearing Marianly’s journey to become an artist was not only inspiring, but also reminded me of the arduous challenges she had to face to get to where she's now. While the United States has cities like New York and LA which represent popular hubs for aspiring actors, most Latin American countries do not offer the same opportunities. In fact, some of them still place a stigma on pursuing a professional career in the arts.