Regardless that actor Christian Serratos is aware of, like many, how Selena Quintanilla was tragically shot and killed, it did not make filming her loss of life any simpler for the Netflix sequence “Selena.”
Serratos, who performs the late Tejano singer, spoke to Selection concerning the gravity of capturing the scene.
“I feel it was essential to everybody to solely present what was essential. I feel that’s the respectful factor to do,” Serratos defined.
“This isn’t the story of a tragedy; it’s the story of a beautiful, stunning girl and I feel watching it, realizing what occurs, you’re already hit with emotion so it doesn’t must be gratuitous,” she added.
Quintanilla was shot by the president of her fan membership Yolanda Saldivar (performed by Natasha Perez within the sequence) in March of 1995. The vocalist was simply 23 years outdated.
Serratos, who calls herself an enormous Selena fan, mentioned “it hit me like a ton of bricks that I used to be strolling within the footsteps of someone who was about to have one thing tragic occur.”
The biographical sequence not solely explores the late singer’s rise to fame from acting at small native gigs to changing into one of the profitable feminine Latin artists of all time but additionally how her household dynamic formed her as an individual and artist.
“I feel it is a household drama with the background of music,” Seidy López, who performs, Selena’s mom — Marcella Quintanilla — beforehand informed Fox Information whereas selling the sequence. “We have been lucky with this sequence, that we do have the chance to let you know extra of her historical past, extra of the behind the scenes occasions that occurred throughout the course of her profession and her life.”
Noemí Gonzalez, who performs Selena’s sister and drummer, Suzette, informed Fox Information she hopes the present “offers again” to Selena. The strain of the function wasn’t misplaced on Gonzalez.
“It actually mattered to me,” she informed Fox. In actual fact, Gonzalez discovered the drums for the half and has been a fan of Selena’s music all her life.
“I misplaced a sibling like [the family did], so I grieved with them,” she mentioned. “I had a powerful connection to this household.”
López additionally shared what they might ask Selena particularly about if she have been alive as we speak. “I’d need to ensure that she is aware of that we did it with love and that we honor her and that we worth the story,” she mentioned.
“Selena: The Collection” is presently accessible to stream on Netflix.