Fun truth: Madison Taylor Beaz had no concept who Selena Quintanilla was when she was very first cast to play a young variation of the late Tejano vocalist.
That may sound surprising, however at just 9 years of ages, well, it’s reasonable to offer her a pass. In a special interview with E! News, Baez opens about the casting procedure for Netflix’s upcoming biographical drama, Selena: The Series, which premieres Dec. 4.
“My mom and dad were huge fans of Selena’s and they told me all about her and I fell in love with her,” Baez states, obviously describing the renowned 1997 movie in which Jennifer Lopez played Selena. “I watched the movie, I researched her, she’s one of my idols and she inspires me to follow my dreams.”
For Baez, who calls herself a “proud Latina,” the audition procedure took about 3 months up until she lastly got the interesting news one day at soccer practice (so pure!).