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Who almost played Selena?
Last Updated: 13th March, 2020
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Simply so, who else auditioned for Selena?
Like I mentioned before, 20,000 women auditioned for the part including Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and Bibi Gaytán. Salma claims there are a number of reasons why she rejected the audition. For starters, she was turned off by the fact that she was approached only two weeks after Selena's murder about the project.
Additionally, who is almost Selena? Almost Selena is a tribute to the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla, who tragically lost her life too soon in 1995 at the age of 23 shortly after a breakthrough Grammy win. This show is a vibrant and exciting eruption of the musical talent that was Selena.
Accordingly, who was going to play Selena before Jennifer Lopez?
There was no shortage of people looking to play Selena Quintanilla and after whittling the numbers down the final two actresses were chosen. Jennifer Lopez would play the adult Selena, while Becky Lee Meza would play the singer in her younger years.
Why did they choose Jennifer Lopez to play Selena?
News media and fans criticized choosing Jennifer Lopez to play Selena, as Jennifer was a Puerto Rican from New York and was portraying a Mexican from Texas. There were protests calling for a recast. Rob Reiner was approached to direct, but was then turned down after the critical and box-office failure of North (1994).