Angélica Celaya displays on taking part in the late Jenni Rivera within the Telemundo sequence and admits she nonetheless talks to Jenni’s household in our EXCLUSIVE interview.
The biographical telenovela Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio was first launched in 2017 however has had a resurgence ever because it debuted on Netflix in 2021. The sequence rapidly turned an enormous hit for the streaming service. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Angélica Celaya, who performed the late singer, in regards to the standing of her relationship with Jenni Rivera’s household within the years because the sequence was first launched.
“I nonetheless see her kids,” Angélica advised HollywoodLife whereas selling the Hispanicize #DeTiDepende digital summit. “I nonetheless speak along with her kids, and they’re superb, superb individuals with such good hearts. I can say, trustworthy to God, in these 4 years that I’ve recognized her household, they’re actual and have large, large hearts. They’re actual as a result of they’re like each single one in every of us with virtues, and they’re good, good-hearted individuals. I felt like house each single time I dangle with them. I really feel that it’s like they’re my household. They’re superb.”
The actress admitted that she by no means imagined the sequence, which chronicles the lifetime of Jenni Rivera, can be so common on Netflix. “By no means in my wildest desires did I believe that we have been going to get a second wind,” Angélica admitted. “And once more, right here we’re. It’s one thing very stunning. I thank the method, and I thank Jenni Rivera’s household as a result of I believe the true story that’s happening here’s a girl preventing for her proper to have a voice in a male-dominated trade and to all the time battle for her kids and her kids to have their place.”
Jenni stays a pivotal determine within the Regional Mexican music trade. The singer tragically died in a airplane crash close to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2012. She was solely 43 years outdated. Angélica opened up about filming the heartbreaking scene the place Jenni will get on the airplane simply earlier than her loss of life.
“It was a tough scene to movie,” Angélica advised HollywoodLife. “We had a really small crew out within the airfield, and all of us wished to get completed with filming as quick as doable. It was very a lot quiet. Even the cameramen at one level… he was within the jet at a sure angle simply to attempt to get us all sitting in our positions, and he turned claustrophobic. He was like, ‘I want you guys to rush up as a result of I can’t keep right here, it’s an excessive amount of for me.’ And there was a photographer on set who was doing a documentary factor with a Polaroid, and he stored making an attempt to take photos of me. They have been these Polaroid prompt photos, and there was not one image of me that got here out clear, it was all the time flooded by gentle.”
She continued, “There was one thing that was within the air that all of us felt. We have been all very silent. It was very eerie. Even the set photographer got here to me and stated, ‘I wish to offer you these photos as a result of they’re too eerie to have in my arms proper now. I don’t need them.’ They have been simply flooded by gentle. There was nothing that got here out on focus. This was all at nighttime, so it wasn’t the solar or something. Nothing got here out clear.”
The Hispanicize occasion, which passed off on March 12, introduced collectively celebrities, high medical specialists, and group leaders to teach the Latinx group about COVID-19 vaccine. The actress revealed why it was such an necessary occasion for her to participate in. “I believe there’s numerous misinformation on the market regarding vaccines,” she stated. “Sadly for myself, and I’m certain numerous the readers can completely testify to having family and friends members which have handed away as a result of COVID… I believe it’s our duty as we’re regarded upon inside our group — which I’m very grateful for and by no means take it as a right — to lend a voice and to try to educate.”