Jennifer Lopez Marks 23rd Anniversary of “Selena”

Jennifer Lopez performs at the 2018 Super Bowl. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9392278f)

Jennifer Lopez is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of her hit film, Selena, with a heartfelt tribute on social media. 

Lopez portrayed the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla in the 1996 hit film. Back then she said: “Selena was such a great role model and she broke so many barriers. She did so much great stuff for the Latino community, and gave all these little girls somebody to look up to. The movie, in that sense, can help in the same way, breaking down barriers in Hollywood [because] we’ve had so many problems getting good roles. For me, it’s such a blessing. It’s an honor to be able to do this.” 

The 3-minute clip was shared on J. Lo’s Instagram and begins with a scene from the biopic.

“Join me today in #CelebratingSelena. 🌹✨ I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since this incredible movie came out and 25 years since her passing,” she captioned the clip. “Selena was such an inspiration to me and I was so lucky to be chosen to play her. As an artist, this movie truly was an experience I’m going to remember for the rest of my life. Please share your memories of Selena and the movie with me below.”