Netflix released the trailer for the second part of Selena: The Series last week, but fans of the Queen of Tejano may have missed this cool Easter Egg during their initial watch.
At the 1:28 mark of the trailer, Selena (Christian Serratos), her mother Marcella (Seidy López) and sister Suzette (Noemi González) are walking out of a store when someone asks, “Who’s that?” from off screen.
The scene then cuts to a young Black girl and her mother looking at the Mexican American singer. With a star-struck look in her eyes, the young girl answers her mother: “Selena.” That teenage girl being portrayed in the series is none other than Beyoncé.
The celebrity sighting actually happened, according to Beyoncé. She talked to MTV about her chance encounter with Selena at the Galleria mall in Houston. Just like the trailer shows, the real-life face-to-face meeting was a quick 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 and kept it moving.”
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 on her 2007 EP Irreemplazable, which was nominated for Record of the Year at the Latin Grammys.
We could only imagine what a Queen Bey and Queen of Tejano collaboration would’ve sounded like today.
The second part of Selena: The Series premieres May 4, 2021.