What Itatí Cantoral thought when he met Selena Quintanilla for the first time

Selena Quintanilla He is an icon of Latin music that remains in force to this day, despite the fact that 27 years have passed since his tragic death. Proof of this is that his family revealed a new song, “How I love you”, which will be part of a posthumous album by the queen of “Tex-mex”.

In honor of american singer, Her relatives announced that an album of hers called “Moonchild Mixes” will be released and will be published with the Warner Music Latina label. Among the songs that are part of this production is “How I love you”, composed by Ricky Vela, who was part of the band that catapulted the singer, Selena y Los Dinos.

Though Selena Quintanilla Pérez was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar with a pistol in 1995, her memory remains valid and her music has reached new generations. She is not only admired by the public, but also by other artists such as Itatí Cantoral, who recalled the day she met the queen of “Tex-mex” in person. Here the details.

Itatí Cantoral shared a dressing room with Selena Quintanilla and was very surprised by the simplicity she showed since she arrived (Photo: Televisa)

THE TIME ITATÍ CANTORAL MET SELENA QUINTANILLA

Selena Quintanilla had a special appearance in the Mexican telenovela “Dos mujeres, un camino”, created and produced by Emilio Larrosa for Grupo Televisa in 1994.

The melodrama that was very popular in the 1990s starred Erik Estrada, Laura León and Biby Gaytán. In addition to them, we also find Itatí Cantoral, who gave life to Graciela Torres Núñez in history.

Like everyone in the cast, Itatí Cantoral was looking forward to what was going to happen with the arrival of Selena Quintanilla on the film set of “Dos mujeres, un camino”, since the Queen of Tex-Mex was at the top about her career and everyone was talking about her.

Selena Quintanilla had a special appearance in the Mexican telenovela
Selena Quintanilla had a special appearance in the Mexican telenovela “Dos mujeres, un camino”, created and produced by Emilio Larrosa for Grupo Televisa in 1994 (Photo: Televisa)

However, Cantoral was surprised by what happened when Selena arrived at the recording of the telenovela, since it was nothing like what she had imagined.

“We thought that he would arrive as the typical star who would not greet anyone, with his 50 thousand bodyguards, that you could not approach him,” said Itatí Cantoral about Selena Quintanilla.

“Suddenly we see a beautiful girl, with a great body, who greets everyone with a kiss and who begins to talk and we are left cold that Selena was a great person,” added the Mexican actress about the memory she has of the Queen of Tex-Mex.

What is the telenovela “Two women, one path” about?

The Mexican telenovela “Dos mujeres, un camino” tells the story of a truck driver and family man who is very much in love with his wife and who makes constant trips between Mexico and the United States transporting merchandise. On one of her tours, he almost runs over a beautiful young woman and is captivated by her.

The Televisa melodrama also featured antagonistic performances by Enrique Rocha, Claudio Báez, Luz María Jerez, Elizabeth Dupeyrón, Lorena Herrera, Eduardo Liceaga and Rodrigo Vidal.

The Mexican telenovela “Two women, one path”, starring Erik Estrada, Laura León and Biby Gaytán (Photo: Televisa)
The Mexican telenovela “Two women, one path”, starring Erik Estrada, Laura León and Biby Gaytán (Photo: Televisa)

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