Jennifer Lopez Shared Her Thoughts on Netflix’s ‘Selena’ Series Coming in December

by Jeremy Spirogis
Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in

1997’s Selena is a particular film for a lot of causes. For one, it introduced Selena Quintanilla’s music to many individuals that won’t have identified her or her story earlier than. She had solely died a few years prior, however she was rising and was solely nearly to hit mainstream recognition. Another purpose was that it actually jumpstarted Jennifer Lopez’s profession. So what does Lopez consider the upcoming Netflix sequence about Quintanilla’s life? It won’t be what you suppose.  

Jennifer Lopez performed Selena Quintanilla, the Tejano singer who was murdered in 1995

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As acknowledged above, Selena was the primary massive function Lopez booked. She’d labored in different motion pictures and appeared in reveals like Living Color — she’d been working for the reason that ‘80s — however this was her first lead function in a significant studio movie. 

And in hindsight, enjoying Selena Quintanilla skyrocketed Lopez’s music profession in addition to the remainder of it, which led to her being the star she is today.

Selena was solely 23 when she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, a supervisor for one of many singer’s boutiques in Texas. She had simply gained a Grammy and was recording her first English-language album. That album would go on to be launched posthumously and embrace common songs like “Dreaming of You,” the title monitor, and “I Could Fall in Love” together with rereleases of “Amor Prohibido” and a “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” Remix.

Lopez simply shared what she thinks of Netflix retelling the story in 2020

With the success that Selena had and that it introduced Lopez, what does she consider the brand new Netflix sequence concerning the identical components of Selena’s life? She “gives her blessing” because the Netflix Twitter account wrote on Nov. 24.

“Guys, I don’t know in the event you’ve heard about this new Selena sequence on Netflix,” Lopez stated in a video they shared throughout their platforms. “Playing Selena was kind of a landmark moment in my career and I was so excited when I saw the trailer and heard about it.”

She went on to say that this can be a “great way” for a brand new technology of individuals to study and “get to know” Selena. 

“I love Selena. It’s a big part of my life and my career,” she stated. “And I can’t wait to see it.”

Christian Serratos is taking over the function of Selena this time round 

Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in 'SELENA THE SERIES' on Netflix Dec. 4
Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in ‘SELENA THE SERIES’ on Netflix Dec. 4 | NETFLIX

The most important distinction between the 1997 film and this new challenge is that this can be a sequence. It’s unclear if it is going to be multiple season, however contemplating that Selena’s life was lower brief, it gained’t go on for an excessive amount of longer most certainly. Different ages of the characters have been solid, with The Walking Dead’s Christian Serratos taking over the function of Selena. 

The present will contact on the Tejano singer’s well-known performances and show-life, but additionally go deeper into her youth as nicely, which the film didn’t do as a lot of. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on Oct. 6, Serratos shared how she grew up listening to Quintanilla in her home after which YouTubed the singer when that turned a factor. She particularly known as out a efficiency of her singing “Que Creias”

“Whenever I would talk about Selena, that was the video I showed every one of her,” Serratos stated. “I was able to perform that song on the show, and I was so nervous and so excited! I didn’t want to speak to anyone because that was my special moment with her. It was really incredible!”

Serratos has been within the business for some time longer than Lopez was earlier than she scored the function of Selena, however who is aware of? Maybe this might be a “landmark” function for her as nicely. 

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