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Meet The Actress Playing 'Selena': Netflix Releases First Look...

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Meet The Actress Playing 'Selena': Netflix Releases First Look...

Introducing Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla.

Netflix has released video of Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos as la Reina de Tejano.

Christian Serratos (si, Christian, not Christina) has big platforms to fill. 

The half-Mexican, half-Italian actress was born Christian Marie Bernardi in Pasadena, California. Her mother is a jewelry designer of Mexican descent, while her father is a construction worker of Italian descent.

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Christian started her performing career as a young, competitive figure skater, before signing with the Ford Modeling Agency at just 10 years old.

Since then, the actress/model has appeared as Suzie Crabgrass on the Nickelodeon show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, as Angela Weber in the Twilight Saga, and, most recently, as Rosita Espinosa on The Walking Dead.

Now, Christian is taking on the role of a lifetime: Selena Quintanilla, la reina de tejano, a personage bordering on sacred in the Chicano and broader Latino communities, and well-known throughout the world.

Check out a few side-by-sides:

(I trust we don't need to tell you who's who...)

Well, she's definitely got the bangs down. The voice and moves? Check out the video below to judge for yourself...

Selena fans are divided. Some are thrilled with the casting; others, not so much.





But, as one Twitter user said, at least they cast someone of Mexican descent.

Other fans have moved on and want to know: who is playing Chris?

One thing's for sure, the pressure is on.