Angélica Celaya On Her Relationship With Jenni Rivera’s Family –

Angélica Celaya displays on taking part in the late Jenni Rivera within the Telemundo collection 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 collection shortly grew to become an enormous hit for the streaming service. 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 collection was first launched.

“I still see her children,” Angélica advised whereas selling the Hispanicize #DeTiDepende digital summit. “I still talk with her children, and they are amazing, amazing people with such good hearts. I can say, honest to God, in these four years that I’ve known her family, they are real and have big, big hearts. They’re real because they’re like every single one of us with virtues, and they are good, good-hearted people. I felt like home every single time I hang with them. I feel that it’s like they’re my family. They’re amazing.”

Angélica Celaya on the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards. (Shutterstock)

The actress admitted that she by no means imagined the collection, which chronicles the lifetime of Jenni Rivera, can be so standard on Netflix. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that we were going to get a second wind,” Angélica admitted. “And again, here we are. It’s something very beautiful. I thank the process, and I thank Jenni Rivera’s family because I think the true story that’s going on here is a woman fighting for her right to have a voice in a male-dominated industry and to always fight for her children and her children to have their place.”

Jenni stays a pivotal determine within the Regional Mexican music trade. The singer tragically died in a aircraft 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 She was solely 43 years outdated.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 aircraft simply earlier than her dying.

“It was a hard scene to film,” Angélica advised . “We had a very small crew out in the airfield, and we all wanted to get done with filming as fast as possible. It was very much quiet. Even the cameramen at one point… he was in the jet at a certain angle just to try to get us all sitting in our positions, and he became claustrophobic. He was like, ‘I need you guys to hurry up because I cannot stay here, it’s too much for me.’ And there was a photographer on set who was doing a documentary thing with a Polaroid, and he kept trying to take pictures of me. They were those Polaroid instant pictures, and there was not one picture of me that came out clear, it was always flooded by light.”

Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera in 2012 simply months earlier than her tragic dying. (Shutterstock)

She continued, “There was something that was in the air that we all felt. We were all very silent. It was very eerie. Even the set photographer came to me and said, ‘I want to give you these pictures because they’re too eerie to have in my hands right now. I don’t want them.’ They were just flooded by light. There was nothing that came out on focus. This was all at nighttime, so it wasn’t the sun or anything. Nothing came out clear.”

The Hispanicize occasion, which happened on March 12, introduced collectively celebrities, high medical consultants, and neighborhood leaders to teach the Latinx neighborhood about COVID-19 vaccine. The actress revealed why it was such an essential occasion for her to participate in. “I think there’s a lot of misinformation out there concerning vaccines,” she stated. “Unfortunately for myself, and I’m sure a lot of the readers can absolutely testify to having friends and family members that have passed away due to COVID… I think it’s our responsibility as we are looked upon within our community — which I’m very grateful for and never take it for granted — to lend a voice and to try and educate.”

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