Netflix Is Looking To Cast Roles For Their Selena Series And It Could Be You
If you’re a Selena Quintanilla fan (and something tells me you are) and you’re an aspiring actor, you’re going to want to sit down for this news. You may have heard that Netflix will be releasing a scripted show based on the life of Selena but before the release of “Selena: The Series” the show must be filmed, which means they need actors to portray the Quintanillas. That’s where you come in.
The casting agency is working on “Selena: The Series” to find actors for this show.
Backstage — the publication where actors look for auditions — reports that “no actors are attached to the project” just yet, and that casting director Carla Hool is in charge of filling each spot for “Selena: The Series.”
Hool is one of those important people in Hollywood that is actually creating change in the industry by making a strong effort to be more inclusive of Latinx. She’s in charge of casting for “Jane the Virgin,” “Narcos” and Pixar’s “Coco.”
“Hollywood has realized that the Latino market is huge,” Hool said in an interview with BuzzFeed. “I think these projects have helped things start shifting.”
According to Backstage, production will begin August and will film throughout Texas and Mexico. While we don’t have much information about this Netflix show, we do know that it will be a coming-of-age story about Selena as she “realizes her dreams” and also about her family juggling the struggles of real life and wanting to make music.
Let’s take that into consideration which roles Hool will need to fill.
These are the primary characters
For Selena’s entire life, both as a young woman and an adult, her parents — Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla — were an integral part of who she was and how she conducted herself.
We’re not sure how young Selena will be in this show, but if it’s focusing on her love of music, and when the band began, then casting will definitely be looking out for a pre-teen Selena who has the singing chops to match
According to Selena biographies, Selena was taken out of school by her father to focus primarily on the band. We really do hope that this show represents the real Selena and all of her ’80s looks.
Selena’s older brother, A.B., was the musical brains behind Selena y Los Dinos, so he’ll be represented in the show no doubt.
Selena’s best friend, sister, and drummer, Suzette Quintanilla, may have the most important role — after Selena — because that was her confidant. They did everything together, and she perhaps knows Selena more than anyone.
This may be the most controversial part. If it’s a coming-of-age story, that is a touch and go topic because Chris was her first love. However, we doubt the Quintanilla family will want Chris’ role represented in the show especially because they have so much legal drama. We truly hope he is though. He was a huge part of her life.
Some people have already taken to Instagram to post their headshots.
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Check back with us because we’ll definitely have more updates on the audition process in the future