Christian Serratos Didn't Speak To Jennifer Lopez About Portraying Selena, Here's Why

Christian Serratos Didn't Speak To Jennifer Lopez About Portraying Selena, Here's Why

Christian Serratos opens up about prepping for her role in Selena: The Series.

The 30-year-old actress plays the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the new Netflix series, and recently revealed if she got any tips from Jennifer Lopez.

“I thought about reaching out to her, but I wanted to seem cool so I didn’t,” she told Marie Claire. “I really respect what she did in that film because there was this resurgence of Selena’s work [afterward].”

Christian also told the mag that she had put on the 1997 film Selena, but turned it off after a few minutes out of fear “she’d conflate her own instincts about the superstar with Lopez’s version.”

VIDEO: Watch the Selena: The Series trailer right here!

In case you missed it, see what Christian said about the pressures of playing such an iconic person as Selena.

Selena: The Series premieres THIS Friday (December 4) on Netflix.

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