I admit, I haven’t sat down and watched the new Netflix, Selena series as of yet, but I am going to. Why? Because everything leads back to Twilight and Christian Serratos is starring in the show. We all know that she was amazing in Twilight. Well, everyone was, but that’s a different story.
When watching the series, you may be asking yourself if it is Christian’s voice that you are hearing. But it isn’t.
When speaking to Variety, Christian talked about why she isn’t singing in the series.
“I recorded quite a few songs, and I think it was always supposed to be the actress singing but… I always wanted it to be Selena because I was such a fan,” Christian said in the interview. “I think people were confused by that because I never wanted to be a pop star, but I always wanted to act in films where I got the opportunity to just sing. They were like, ‘Here’s your chance to show people you can sing.’ I was like, ‘But it’s not about me; it’s never been about me.’ I just want the fans to see their girl. I want them to see their girl. I don’t want to hear me. I want to hear Selena.”
We definitely wanted to hear Selena’s voice and appreciate the choice. It was the same choice made in the Selena movie, as Jennifer Lopez did not provide her voice for the soundtrack.
“Sometimes I do have to remind myself that I can’t please everybody because I’m human,” Serratos said. “But the thing I tried to do first and foremost was to honestly portray her spirit because I think that’s what made her so lovely and so iconic. I think that’s why we all love her so much because there are icons and people we love, but there’s something so personal about Selena.”
Are you a fan of Selena? What do you think of the miniseries? Have you seen it yet?