Netflix has released the trailer for Part 2 of Selena: the series last week, but fans of the Queen of Tejano may have missed this cool Easter egg on their first watch.
At 1:28 am of the trailer, Selena (Christian Serratos), her mother Marcella (Seidy López) and her sister Suzette (Noemi González) are walking out of a store when someone asks, “Who is this?” off screen.
The scene then switches to a young black girl and her mother watching the Mexican American singer. The starry gaze in her eyes, the young girl answers her mother: “Selena”. This teenage girl represented in the series is none other than Beyoncé.
The celebrity watching actually happened, according to Beyoncé. She spoke to MTV about her chance meeting with Selena at the Galleria Mall in Houston. Just as the trailer shows, the face-to-face meeting in real life was a little hello and not much else.
“I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé says. “I just saw her and said hello to her and made her move.
During the MTV interview, Beyoncé says that growing up in Texas, she always heard Selena on the radio. “I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was singing, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation.
Throughout her career, Beyoncé has recorded a few songs in Spanish, including those from her 2007 EP. Irreplaceable, who was nominated for Latin Grammy Record of the Year.
We could only imagine what a collaboration between Queen Bey and Queen of Tejano would have looked like today.
The second part of Selena: the series premieres May 4, 2021.