If you aren’t crying, Christian Serratos isn’t happy. In a recent interview with Elle magazine, the actress revealed that she hopes to make people cry while watching the second part of Selena: The Series.
“I’m very sinister,” she explains, laughing, according to the publication. “But that’s kind of how I gauge at work if what I did was compelling. I know it’s really good if Hiromi [Kamata, who directed several episodes of both Parts 1 and 2] is crying. That’s always the goal: Make the director cry.”
According to the actress, Selena Quintanilla had an impact on her life. “I grew up admiring her, dreaming about whether I [would] ever have the opportunity to meet her or play her, just wanting to feel connected to her in some way,” she explains.
“Even though [her story] is a tragedy, it was a joy to play her. I think the most poignant thing about the second part of the series is that we focused on the light that she was. Not how her life ended.”
Christian Serratos says that one of the things she has in common with Quintanilla is how she spends her career touring and traveling with her family. “Usually we move in a pack—my husband [David Boyd, frontman man for the band New Politics] and Wolfie [her four-year-old daughter] and I go everywhere together.”