JLo played Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in a 1997 biopic about the singer.
“We tried to tell her a hologram was not an actual person and that playing a hologram was not the same thing as being in a movie, but she didn’t seem to understand,” band manager Beto Salinas told PNS.
Lopez called band members directly and begged for the role.
“She is trying to make a comeback, and since it worked for her with Selena, she thinks she can do it again,” Salinas said.
Since 1997, Lopez’s career has seesawed. She enjoyed tremendous success as a musician and scored as an actress but now finds herself very publicly divorced and judging American Idol.
Friends report that Lopez said being a Puerto Rican playing a Mexican worked out better for her than being a Mexican is for most Mexicans in real life.
Image based on a photo by SaraChicaD.
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