The solid of Netflix’s Selena: The Series is conscious that followers have sturdy emotions towards beloved singer and icon Selena Quintanilla.

Natasha Perez, who portrays Yolanda Saldivar within the new streaming sequence, advised Entertainment Weekly that she had conflicting feelings about taking over the function. Yolanda was Selena’s enterprise affiliate and fan membership president, and is at the moment serving out her life sentence for murdering the Tejano performer on March 31, 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“I bear in mind considering I would wish to see what it is like enjoying an evil villain,” Natasha stated within the interview that printed on Friday, Dec. 4. “It sounded fascinating from an actor’s standpoint, to dissect what somebody like that has going by means of their minds.” 

The actress doesn’t play a outstanding function within the nine-episode first a part of the sequence that launched on Friday, solely showing in a single scene within the ultimate ninth episode. 

“I bear in mind working with the director on the scene, and she or he requested me how I used to be feeling,” stated the actress, who has additionally had roles on HBO’s Room 104 and Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I advised her I used to be feeling conflicted. The actress in me is fascinated by the journey of a fancy character, however the human in me has all kinds of emotions. The actress in me can also be anxious for her security.”