Selena: The Series – Part 1 will premiere in 2020 Netflix has shared its first teaser of Christian Serratos as Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla in ‘Selena: The Series
The cast for Selena: The Series will also include Noemi Gonzalez as Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla (an executive producer on the show), Siedy Lopez as her mother Marcella and Madison Taylor Baez as a younger version of Selena. Gabriel Chavarria will portray Selena’s older brother A.B. Quintanilla, and Ricardo Chavira will play her father, Abraham Quintanilla.
In memory of Selena Quintanilla, honored with the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Get your first look at Christian Serratos, who will play Selena Quintanilla in a coming of age story chronicling the iconic singer’s rise.
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She has aher own star -She was Beyoncé before Beyoncé.”That’s how actress America Ferrera’s character described Selena in a recent episode of NBC’s “Superstore” to someone who hadn’t heard of the singer. She was almost offended, but she was right.
Selena Quintanilla, the larger-than-life Tejano star known simply as Selena, is instantly recognized by most Latinos and fellow Texans. But in the 22 years since she was murdered by the president of her fan club, Selena’s fame has rippled well beyond her original fanbase and into the mainstream.
Selena is now among 89 Latino artists who have received the honor, according to a list compiled by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame. (She joined the likes of Celia Cruz, Ritchie Valens and Jennifer Lopez, the singer-actress whose career took off after portraying Selena in a 1997 biopic.)
Twenty years later, the role continues to define Lopez, who at the time the movie was filmed, was an up-and-coming actress who had never met Selena.
“She had a sense of living in the moment, living in the present and following her heart,” Lopez told Billboard in an exclusive interview coinciding with the anniversary of Quintanilla’s death in 2015. “For me, that was the biggest lesson.”