New ‘Selena’ series explores family relationships, life for Latinos in South Texas
But this series focuses much more on balancing relationships within a family, growing up in South Texas and the demands and sacrifices of life on the road. Chavira believes the series achieved just that and is an authentic reflection of life for Latino families in South Texas. RELATED: San Antonio native Ricardo Chavira says playing Abraham Quintanilla in new ‘Selena’ series was emotionalChristian Serratos portrays Selena Quintanilla from "Selena The Series," premiering Dec. 4 on Netflix. (Netflix via AP) (© 2020 NETFLIX, Inc.)Christian Serratos portrays Selena Quintanilla from "Selena The Series," premiering Dec. 4 on Netflix. Michael Lavine/NETFLIX � 2020SELENA THE SERIES (L to R) NOEMI GONZALEZ as SUZETTE QUINTANILLA and CHRISTIAN SERRATOS as SELENA QUINTANILLA and GABRIEL CHAVARRIA as A.B QUINTANILLA in episode 101 of SELENA THE SERIES Cr.
San Antonio native Ricardo Chavira says playing Abraham Quintanilla in new ‘Selena’ series was emotional
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio native Ricardo Chavira has been acting in TV and movies for nearly 20 years. But his current role, playing Abraham Quintanilla in the forthcoming “Selena” series on Netflix, has taken on a special significance. “I see this patriarchal Mexican-American man everywhere in San Antonio,” said Chavira. “He sounds, he looks, he resembles and acts like my father, like my tio Jose, like my tio Fabián.”SELENA THE SERIES (L to R) NOEMI GONZALEZ as SUZETTE QUINTANILLA and CHRISTIAN SERRATOS as SELENA QUINTANILLA and GABRIEL CHAVARRIA as A.B QUINTANILLA in episode 101 of SELENA THE SERIES Cr. Representation matters.”Chavira said he is positive the true and genuine parts of South Texas and the Quintanilla family will shine through in this series.
‘Heard they were trying to make me nonexistent to Selena’s legacy:’ Chris Perez social media post goes viral
According to Carlito Miranda, Perez’s manager, someone reached out to Perez on social media after a recent visit to the museum. Chris Perez reflects on his life with, without Selena, and her legacy 25 years later“Obviously it bothered him,” Miranda said. On Tuesday, Perez took to social media with a post saying, “I heard they were trying to make me nonexistent to Selena’s legacy..... Go for it.”Fans quickly began commenting and sharing the post; Most in support of Perez. So far, Perez’s post on social media has been shared more than 8,000 times and has more than 5,000 comments on it. A few hours after this story was posted, Suzette Quintanilla, posted two videos on her Instagram account that show Perez on the Selena Museum wall.
President Trump supporter who organized gathering at Selena statue says Selena’s father is threatening to sue him
Corpus Christi, TEXAS – A Corpus Christi man who organized a President Trump campaign gathering this month posted on Facebook that he has been threatened with a lawsuit by the family of Selena. Joe Michael Perez, the event organizer, said he received a cease and desist letter from Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla to cancel the July 11 gathering planned at Selena’s statue. Perez has also been using the slogan “Bidi Bidi Trump Trump” as a promotional slogan. Perez also owns a Trump pop-up shop that sells merchandise and T-shirts with photos of him standing next to the Selena statue and a Trump hat on the statue. Perez told TMZ in an interview he is expecting at least 150 people at his gathering on Saturday.
’It was never just the music, people loved Selena’: Abraham Quintanilla reflects on Selena’s legacy
A lifetime in the music business, Abraham Quintanilla, now 81, has taken a back seat at Q-Productions as Selena’s sister Suzette is now CEO and president of the business. “We’re doing alright, good to be alive and doing the same thing that we love to do — music,” Quintanilla said. “We used to play quite often in San Antonio and the response for Selena was always great,” Quintanilla said. “These children weren’t even born with Selena passed away, but they want to sing and dance and be like Selena,” Quintanilla said. “I want to thank them for keeping my daughter alive through her music and just being part of this Selena trip,” Quintanilla said.