Actress, who performs Selena's killer on Netflix sequence, says she is anxious about her personal "security"
The cast of Netflix's Selena: The Series recognize that fans have strong feelings for the beloved singer and icon Selena Quintanilla.
Natasha Perezwho portrays Yolanda Saldivar on the new streaming series, Entertainment told Weekly that she had conflicting feelings about taking on the role. Yolanda was Selena's business partner and fan club president and is currently serving her life sentence for the murder of the actress von Tejano on March 31, 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
"I remember thinking I would like to see what it is like to play a bad bad guy," said Natasha in the interview published on Friday December 4th. "From an actor's standpoint, it sounded fascinating to analyze what someone was up to through their thoughts."
The actress does not play a prominent role in the first part of the nine-episode series, which started on Friday, and appears in only one scene in the final ninth episode.
"I remember working with the director on location and she asked me how I was feeling," said the actress, who also had roles on HBO's Room 104 and Curb Your Enthusiasm. "I told her I felt a conflict. The actress in me is intrigued by the journey of a complex character, but the person inside me has all kinds of emotions. The actress in me is also concerned about her safety."