Selena's brother AB Quintanilla says Christian Serratos reminded him of his younger sister in bio-drama
Serratos has been criticized for playing The Queen of Tejano music for the Netflix series
AB Quintanilla is all praises for Christian Serratos, who is playing his sister Selena in a Netflix drama series. The 57-year-old said Serratos is incredible in the character of Selena, even though critics are not happy with her performance. Quintanilla is reportedly so happy with the 30-year-old’s performance in the bio-drama ‘Selena: The Series’ that he said he felt like he was watching his younger sister again. Commenting on the criticisms, Quintanilla said people who are not liking Serratos’ performance are either nitpicking or their criticism is misguided. A lot of people have slammed the actress of the Netflix series for lip-syncing poorly, but the record producer said she has perfectly portrayed his sister, who actually had issues with that early in her career. Selena reportedly improved over the years with the help of a learning process, which Quintanilla explained that Serratos’ character will show in later episodes of the drama.
Quintanilla pointed out that some people had problems when Jennifer Lopez played Selena in ‘Selena’ film in 1997. Haters had issues with the fact that Lopez was not a Mexican. But the father-of-two did not mind these. Besides, Quintanilla also said that he is excited about a project of his own, which is soon coming up in February with his band, Kumbia Kings.
As reported previously, Netflix released season one of the ‘Selena: The Series’ on December 4, which covers parts of Selena’s younger life until 'Ven Conmigo' her second album released in 1990. Also, as part one ended with Chris Perez (Jesse Posey) being fired by Abraham Quintanilla (Ricardo Chavira), it has been said that season 2 will showcase her secret marriage to her bandmate, and how Yolanda Saldivar murdered her - Natasha Perez plays Saldivar in the series.
"The first part was nerve-racking because there was less footage for me to base my performance on. But at the same time, it was more relaxed because I got more liberty. People don't know that version of Selena very much. Our second part we're going to see a lot more of the icon. I had a lot more to base the performance on—but it was nerve-racking because people know that Selena so well. There was added pressure,” Serratos said earlier as quoted by OprahMag.com.
"For season 2, I was like, 'I want to do it. Selena did her own makeup, I’m doing my own makeup,'" the actress added. Serratos also stated that the drama was a "celebration of Selena's life and not about her death". "The series isn't about her death. Yolanda is there to add tension to what's going on, but what's going on is so beautiful because it's an artist finding herself, an artist emerging and finding her place within her family, and society. Everyone was very careful with how it was all handled. Unfortunately, Yolanda is a part of Selena's tragic story. But the beauty of it all is how her legacy continues until today through her music, her art, and really, her whole life. Thanks to her, we can have this conversation today and celebrate a show about a Latina, starring and written by Latinos. It's a beautiful thing," she explained.
Meanwhile, a lot of people on Twitter expressed their views on the series. One user said, “wow she looks amazing.” Another one wrote: “Omg I'm on episode 7 and she's plays real good. I'm liking it. I wish there was more then 9 episodes..” “Just finished #SelenaNetflix with my parents! Loved it Also Christian Serratos as #Selena was amazing,” the third person added.
wow she looks amazing 🔥— c (@nosanctuarys) December 5, 2020
Omg I'm on episode 7 and she's plays real good. I'm liking it. I wish there was more then 9 episodes..— Taina Dejesus💚💛 (@tainadejesus18) December 5, 2020