22 Facts You Didn't Know About The Movie "Selena"

Jennifer Lopez only sang three words in the entire movie.

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1. An estimated 22,000 actresses were screened for the role of Selena Quintanilla. Eventually, Jennifer Lopez was selected, with 9-year-old Becky Lee Meza playing her as a child.

3. Both Salma Hayek and Mexican soap opera actress Bibi Gaytán were "approached" to play the role of Selena.

Selena made a cameo appearance alongside Gaytán in the hit telenovela Dos Mujeres, Un Camino.

12. Abraham Quintanilla wanted Nava to remove the scene where Selena and Chris Perez (Selena's guitarist/husband) elope because he "didn't want Selena's fans to think that [eloping] is the right thing to do."