The american singer Jennifer Lopez paid a touching tribute to the deceased star Selena Quintanilla, to celebrate the 23 anniversary of the premiere of the tape in which he gave life to the queen of Tex-Mex.
Selena it was released on march 21, 1997, and was the film that launched it to JLo to fame. Your great interpretation earned him his first nomination to the Golden Globes and opened the doors in the art industry.
The diva of the Bronx shared a moving video made up of several moments in which Selena has been present in her life, from the movie, passing by a tribute in the Grammy awards and several tributes during his concerts, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death, which complies with the next 31 march.
“I cannot believe I have passed 23 years since he left this incredible movie, and 25 years since his death. Selena was a great inspiration to me and I was very lucky to be chosen to interpret it. As an artist, this movie really was an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life,” wrote JLo next to the video.
“God sent me to that role for a reason, so that I could learn from it, that always could have her as inspiration,” says JLo in the video, which already exceeds five million views on Instagram.
In the film, produced by Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jennifer Lopez not only managed to capture the gestures, expressions and essence of the singer –to which she even came to sleep some nights in his room and live with his family– but they complimented each other in such a way with the artist that became forever in his amulet and referent.
Jennifer Lopez still is her voice quivering when she remembers Selena, and relive the intense experience that was meant to be in your skin.
“She was the most sweet and beautiful, that it was important to capture it…she was an artist and used to sing all the time, since I was 9 years old,” he said.
“With your music, your spirit, your joy, and your heart, really came to the people. That experience has marked my life up to today. You can get to know the family and working with them was an important part of my life,” he said excited.
The last tribute that JLo gave Selena live was during their stop in San Antonio, Texas, with his tour It’s My Party.
With the famous song If once, JLo melted the public texan, who chanted in a loud voice one of the most popular themes of the late singer.
Selena Quintanilla was only 23-years-old when she was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, her right hand, and who directed several of her boutiques products official, the march 31, 1995 in a Corpus Christi hotel, Texas.
His death generated a great impact on their fans, and until the day of today as much followers as artists continue to remembering, honoring and taking inspiration.