Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

This TV Show Wants Us to Relive Selena's Death

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:25 PM

click to enlarge AMANDA SOLIS / FACEBOOK

While we pretty much live for all things Selena, focusing on our beloved Latina pop star’s death isn’t really something we like to look at. Even though it’s obvious Quintanilla is no longer with us in physical form, her spirit seems to always be with us through her music, fan art, and musical tributes.


Airing on Reelz this Saturday at 8pm, the “fact-based crime documentary series” Murder Made Me Famous will air an episode exploring the reasons why Yolanda Saldivar (I CAN’T EVEN TYPE HER NAME WITHOUT WHISPERING CURSES UPON HER) decided to take Selena away from us on that dark day on March 31, 1995 at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi.


“I feel so grateful to be able to play this role,” said Amanda Solis, the actress portraying the Queen of Tejano, in a Facebook video for the episode (who actually has portrayed the Selena before and sings a pretty damn good cover of the singer’s song “¿Qué Creías?"). “When I was growing up, I listened to [Selena’s] music and I grew up knowing who she was, and for me to be here and to be able to play this icon is – I’m speechless.”


I mean, we’ll probably watch it because, anything for Selenas, pero like we might close our eyes during the actual murder scene. I don't know if our hearts can take it.


Tags: , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 14, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation