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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

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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.

Young Selena

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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

Teen Selena

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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.

A.B. Quintanilla

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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.

Suzette Quintanilla

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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.

Chris Perez

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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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Make sure you use #carlahoostingcasting.

Check back with us because we’ll definitely have more updates on the audition process in the future

READ: There’s A Casting Call For A ‘West Side Story’ Remake, And Producers Are Looking For Latino Actors To Star

If You’re Shopping For A ’90s Kid, Check Out These Super Nostalgic And Relevant Gifts

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If You’re Shopping For A ’90s Kid, Check Out These Super Nostalgic And Relevant Gifts

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Picture it, the year is 1996, you just got home from school and dropped your Power Rangers backpack on the floor. You’re drinking Squeezits while your mom makes you a snack to watch Pokemon. Life is good. Whether we’re watching reboots or wearing nineties-inspired fashion trends, millennials just can’t seem to let go of that nostalgia of being little kids in the 90s. What a time to be alive, huh? With that in mind, we tracked down 20 totally amazing ’90s gifts for adults that will bring your retro-loving friend, fond memories of late-night sleepovers and Go-Gurt binges.

NES Classic Edition

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Pre-loaded with 30 classic Nintendo games from the ’90s like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Mega Man, the NES classic edition is sure to make the ‘90s kid bug out. No cartridge blowing necessary.

Caboodles Cases

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You remember Caboodles? These pastel-colored, toolbox-looking makeup cases were everything. They were where you stored your most prized beauty possessions as a kid. Fill them up with your Dr. Pepper-flavored Lip Smackers and grape-scented nail polish, ’90s girl.

Tamagotchi

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Sure, we could download the Tamagotchi app on our smartphones, but we all know it’s not the same. Original Tamagotchis are back and we can’t think of a better stocking stuffer.

Roll-on body glitter

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Luxury and on-trend makeup brands may make the most luxe ‘body glitter,’ but if you grew up in the ’90s, you know that nothing beats a good old sparkly, sticky and shiny roll-on glitter stick. 

Goosebumps Retro Box set

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This “Goosebumps” anniversary box set is packed with five fan-favorites, complete with original covers. They are guaranteed to help your horror-loving friends and family relive the terrifying thrill of cracking open a brand new Goosebumps book.

Butterfly Clips

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The quintessentially ‘90s hair accessories are back. According to Etsy’s trend experts, searches for “butterfly clips” have seen an almost 400 percent increase on the site. For the ‘90s-loving adult, a pack of nostalgic clips is a totally acceptable hair accessory for 2020.

Lisa Frank supplies

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Our favorite psychedelic ‘90s trapper-keeper designer is back, and now she’s serving up some seriously nostalgic office and school supplies. What better way to listen to keep your documents in order than with a lively Lisa Frank folder?

Selena t-shirt

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A tee, or basically anything featuring this ’90s and forever queen, Selena is a perfect gift for the Latino ’90s baby. 

Pokemon cards

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Pokemon cards took over school playgrounds in the ’90s. Kids were frantically collecting and swapping in a desperate bid to catch ’em all. Well, until the teachers banned them. Collect your cards freely now, without any teachers getting rid of the fun.

Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time on vinyl

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Get Britney Spears’s iconic debut album ‘Baby One More Time’ on vinyl because who has a CD player in 2019? Plus, opening this up as a gift will make any ’90s kid cry tears of joy.

Crash Bandicoot T-Shirt

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Fans of the Crash Bandicoot franchise can go straight back to the Wumpa Islands and show their love for the ’90s classic with this t-shirt featuring the genetically enhanced Crash. 

Sailor Moon Makeup Brushes

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This magical makeup brush set comes with a pouch and cute sailor guardian designs. A perfect gift for any of your ’90s obsessed makeup enthusiast.

Game Boy Alarm Clock

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This Game Boy alarm clock will add a bit of the ’90s to any nightstand. We were all obsessed with this mobile game consols and now they can be yours for a completely different purpose.

’90s Paper cup T-shirt

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This stylish tee’s nostalgic design resembles the colorful and abstract painting printed on nearly every paper cup during that glorious decade we all miss the most.

Nickelodeon Subscription Box

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Every 3 months you’ll receive a box jam-packed with goodies featuring your favorite ’90s Nicktoons like The Rugrats and Hey Arnold.

“It Was All A Dream” Neon sign

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The opening line to Biggy’s 1994 debut single ‘Juicy,’ is the ultimate ’90s gift for anyone growing up in that decade. 

Vintage Treasure Troll Dolls

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One of the many strange toys that were popular in the nineties. Confession: I still have a plastic box filled with trolls that I collected in the ’90s. (Related: This will not be the only weird thing you learn about me in this roundup.)

Vans Old Skool Sneakers 

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Only the coolest kids came to class in Vans sneakers. These are a nice throwback with the checkers emblazoned on them.

Gelly Roll Metallic Pens

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These babies were essential for diaries and passing secret class notes. Just imagine the nostalgia when you use these for your work notes.

READ: 11 Gift Ideas To Give Your BFF This Christmas Featuring All Latino-Inspired Presents

Ally Brooke Sings Selena Tribute Medley For Miss Universe Pageant

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Ally Brooke Sings Selena Tribute Medley For Miss Universe Pageant

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Miss Universe 2019 was held in Atlanta Sunday night and one of the most talked-about moments was a special Selena tribute during the evening gown portion of the pageant. Former Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke sang “Dreaming of You” and “I Could Fall In Love” as the contestants showed off their evening wear.

Selena fans watching the global pageant were so grateful to see the singer represented.

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Selena continues to be one of the most influential and well-known performing artists since she died 24 years ago. This year, Selena songs were streamed 163 million times in 79 countries on Spotify.

The tribute was a medley of two of her English-language hits “I Could Fall In Love” and “Dreaming of You.”

The Miss Universe pageant was held in Atlanta, Georgia this year and the top ten contestants were Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur Nader, Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Peru Kelin Rivera, Miss Indonesia Frederika Cull, Miss France Maeva Coucke, Miss Iceland Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, Miss Thailand Paweensuda Drouin, and Miss Mexico Sofia Aragon.

People were tagging Chris Perez so we could know that his late wife was being honored during the pageant.

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The Miss Universe pageant is aired around the world as women from 90 different countries and territories compete for the crown. This gave the Selena tribute global exposure with Ally Brooke bringing the Selena classics to the pageant stage.

There was truly so much appreciation to the Miss Universe Organization for including a Selena tribute into their night.

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It isn’t every day that a Latino icon like Selena gets a tribute on a global stage. Seeing one of the Latino music greats remembered at the pageant made fans celebrate the pageant.

Social media was filled with people who did not like the choice of Ally Brooke to since the medley.

There was a lot of disappointment from Selena fans about Brooke’s performance. The “No Good” singer wore a one-shoulder black sequin dress and as she performed the late Tejano singers songs.

Miss Universe 2019 is Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi.

Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson came in first runner-up and Miss Mexico Sofia Aragon rounded out the top three.

What did you think about the Selena tribute at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant? Watch the full video below!

Let us know in the comments below!

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