Meet Keyla Monterroso Mejia, one of the stars of Netflix’s Freeridge. Does she have a boyfriend? What is her ethnicity? Please read all about her below.
This article attempts to cover it all so learn more as it proceeds.
Keyla Monterroso Mejia On Freeridge
Freeridge recently premiered on Netflix and one of the stars of the show is Keyla Monterroso Mejia. Viewers who have been following her work for years can see her as Gloria in the latest offering. Describing Gloria to Esquire she said, “Gloria, she’s from Freeridge, which is a south-central type of place.”
Over the years, fans have seen her in different roles on different TV shows however, her favorite to play was Gloria per what she told the outlet. She said during the interview, “I’ll say, Gloria, because I felt for the first time that I was like, Oh, maybe I can do this.”
Then she opened up about the audition process for the role of Gloria.
“I remember I had to send in four tapes and I was like, Oh, okay. This is kind of long. But I didn’t think anything of it. And in the first take, in the first scene, they’re at lunch and they’re just hanging out and talking. So, I made the creative decision to eat sour gummy worms,” she said. “It actually ended up being a callback, a producer session and a chemistry read all in one, so it was early and I had to do the scene again. But because when you’re doing chemistry, you’re doing the same scene multiple times with different people… I literally was going to throw up because it was so early and I was just eating gummy worms. It was maybe three and a half hours.”
Keyla told Esquire that playing Gloria like it was the most fully realized character she had played yet.
Keyla Monterroso Mejia Net Worth
Keyla Monterroso Meija has a net worth of under $350 thousand. She launched her career with Launchpad in 2021. Since then she has taken on roles in shows and short films such as #Whitina, Growing Fangs, On My Block, The 90 Day Plan, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boo, Bitch, The Estate, and Abbott Elementary.
How Old Is Keyla Monterroso Mejia?
Keyla Monterroso Meija is 25 years old in January 2023.
What Is Keyla Monterroso Mejia Ethnicity?
Per reports, Keyla Monterroso Mejia is of mixed ethnicity. She is reportedly half Mexican and half Guatemalan. She is the daughter of Juan Carlos Monterroso (@monterrosoj98) and Chely Mejia (@chitamejiaa). Both of her parents work as barbers and don’t speak English.
“But they gave me all the support in the world,” Keyla said about her parents to New York Post, “even when they didn’t really understand what I wanted to do or why I wanted to do it.” In addition to her parents, many of her aunts, uncles, and cousins are barbers.
Keyla also has a younger brother. She discussed her siblings and something common she had with Gloria to Elle.
“To be completely honest, it was supernatural for the both of us. She has an older sister; I have a younger brother. … I understand being the older sibling. So in that sense, the energy that we came in with was what our characters needed because we both knew what that felt like. … It’s interesting because you meet actors and you just have this chemistry with them that you can’t explain, and I really felt that with Bryana,” she explained. “She brings out a side of me that is so much fun as an actress to play with, but also she’s very open, and we have this really great communication when doing these scenes. We do yell at each other; we say some really mean things to each other [as Gloria and Ines]. But I also think we share some really sweet moments, so being able to have her every step of the way and communicate with each other was such a big part of it.”
Keyla Monterroso Mejia Boyfriend
Keyla Monterroso Mejia appears single; So, no, she doesn’t have a boyfriend. But on the show, her character had quite a special relationship.
Gloria also develops feelings for Rusty, a charming classmate played by Michael Solomon, but she learns in the show’s climax that her tio, J.R. Villarreal, had first hired him to be her boyfriend. Despite the fact that there is some form of reconciliation and Rusty claims he stopped accepting money when he started experiencing actual affection for her.
Keyla explains that dynamic, “Oh my God, Rusty… It was really fun to see how the things that you have in common really bond you with people that you would have never expected. … Gloria is someone who doesn’t really take the time to get to know people outside of her friend group. She’s put in the situation where Rusty is at her home and in close proximity to her and the people she loves, and she doesn’t have a choice.”
Keyla concluded, “By the end of it, she learns that maybe people are not as horrible as they seem, and [it’s more important to] take someone at their actions and not their words because I think she’s used to having a really short fuse with people and writing them off immediately. And it’s nice to have Mariluna [Peggy Blow] guide her and be like, “Girl, look, people’s actions actually speak louder than words, and he’s done all these wonderful things.” I think that’s also a great life lesson: Don’t look at what people say, look at what they do. … I think [her attraction to Rusty] sneaks up on her in a really organic way, and by the end of it, they’re in love.”
Keyla Monterroso Mejia Height
Keyla Monterroso Mejia stands tall above the height of 5 feet 4 inches.
When Is Keyla Monterroso Mejia Birthday?
Keyla Monterroso Mejia’s birthday isn’t available.
Is Keyla Monterroso Mejia On Instagram?
Yes, Keyla Monterroso Mejia is on Instagram (@keylamonterrosomejia).
What Is Keyla Monterroso Mejia Nationality?
Keyla Monterroso Mejia is American by nationality. She grew up in the Inland Empire region of California.