Danna Paola reveals why she did not play Selena Quintanilla in the Netflix series

Danna Paolaone of the most popular actresses today, was about to play Selena Quintanilla in the biographical series Netflix. However, this did not materialize for a reason, which was revealed by the Mexican artist herself in an interview with “don’t do the easy thing“, the podcast of actor Juanpa Zurita.

Entering the skin of the queen of ‘tex mex’ can be a dream come true for any Latin artist, but Danna Paola had to give up this aspiration. When she already had everything ready to interpret the remembered artist, a time problem forced her to abandon the project.

“In fact, I have a very funny story in life because they called me to star in Selena’s series and because of time and things I couldn’t; and it was very crazy because I did the casting, I prepared myself, I learned to speak like her, and to It was a dream come true for me and I was left with that little tickle of not having been able to do it for a long time, “said the actress.

“During the filming of the second season of Elite, it was like I don’t know what to do, in the meantime I did the casting for Selena, the most difficult thing was to arrive and know that I already had the character, the fourth season of Elite, but what about my music? I’m starting, it’s doing well, it was those three things,'” he said.


Faced with this dilemma, the actress decided to turn to an expert in numerology, as she indicated, she had a great conflict between deciding whether to continue her career in the world of acting and music. “In numerology there is no fault, he told me that I had the number 6, art, creativity, music, and he told me, in your life line you have always believed that you are the actress who sings, mistake, you are the singer who acts, you need to decide what you want,” he narrated.

Selena: the series premiered on December 4, 2020, has 18 episodes, divided into two parts of 9 episodes each, and stars actress Christian Serratos. “This is the story of Selena and the Quintanilla family, from the beginning of her musical dream in the garage of her house to becoming the queen of tex-mex music,” reads the Netflix synopsis.


Due to the admiration she feels for Selena Quintanilla, the actress said that she would have loved to do this character for the Netflix series. “She is a singer who from a very young age I know all her songs, life has inadvertently put her in the middle,” she added.

However, Danna Paola was able to pay tribute to her favorite artist during the Premios Juventud 2020 ceremony, where she presented her version of the song “Como la flor”.

“Now to be able to do the tribute at Premios Juventud, I said ‘God’s times are perfect’. And now I’m singing for her, so meeting Abraham Quintanilla (Selena’s brother) of course, I think that’s the things that life gives you,” he said.


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Danna Paola reveals why she did not play Selena Quintanilla in the Netflix series