On Wednesday afternoon, we’ll talk with Demian Bichir about his role as Mexican detective Marco Ruiz on the FX crime drama “The Bridge,” which returns for its second season on July 9. Join us for our live chat on June 4, at Noon PT/3:00pm ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Bichir’s beleaguered detective faced a number of challenges in the drama’s first season – a son under threat, a marriage on the brink, and a partner with Asperger syndrome whom he struggles to connect with – but he’s not perfect, and his personal failings on and off the job come back to haunt him. Will his emotional storyline bring him a Best Drama Actor Emmy nomination?
It would be the first Emmy nod for Bichir, though he is no stranger to TV, appearing for multiple seasons on Showtime’s “Weeds” – for which he earned a SAG nomination for Best TV Comedy Ensemble in 2008.
His international career breakthrough came in 2011 with his starring role in the independent drama “A Better Life” as a Mexican immigrant struggling to raise his son in Los Angeles. The role earned him SAG, Independent Spirit, and Oscar nominations for Best Actor.
Will he be nominated at the Emmys next? Make your predictions below, then come back tomorrow for our live chat.