‘Selena’ star Christian Serratos displays on filming singer’s loss of life scene

'Selena' star Christian Serratos reflects on filming singer's death scene

2021-05-05 04:56:47

Although 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 believe it was crucial to everybody to solely present what was crucial. I believe 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 believe watching it, realizing what occurs, you’re already hit with emotion so it doesn’t must be gratuitous,” she added. 

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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 previous. 

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.”

Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla within the Netflix sequence 
(Netflix)

The biographical sequence not solely explores the late singer’s rise to fame from acting at small native gigs to changing into probably the most profitable feminine Latin artists of all time but in addition how her household dynamic formed her as an individual and artist. 

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“I believe it is a household drama with the background of music,” Seidy López, who performs, Selena’s mom — Marcella Quintanilla — beforehand instructed Fox Information whereas selling the sequence. “We had been lucky with this sequence, that we do have the chance to inform you 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, instructed Fox Information she hopes the present “offers again” to Selena. The strain of the function wasn’t misplaced on Gonzalez. 

Selena in the press room at the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York City, New York.

Selena within the press room on the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York Metropolis, New York.
(Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Photographs)

“It actually mattered to me,” she instructed Fox. Actually, Gonzalez realized 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 robust connection to this household.” 

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López additionally shared what they might ask Selena particularly about if she had been alive at the moment. “I might wish to guarantee 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. 

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