Amanda Solis is a Selena tribute artist and she’ll portray the late Tejano star in the latest episode of the Reelz network crime documentary series, Murder Made Me Famous. Selena fans aren’t too happy about her role in the episode that will chronicle what motivated Yolanda Saldívar, Selena’s fan club president, to fatally shoot the Tejano star in 1995.
Solis has been receiving death threats after promotion of the episode, Murder Made Famous: Yolanda Saldívar, began this week.
“I’m a tribute artist and I have been paying tribute to her, so being that makes me a huge fan, by playing her death scene is disrespectful to them, which they consider I am not a fan,” Solis told Houston television station Fox 26 about the death threats from Selena fans. “They’re emotional right now and I understand that, it’s a very sensitive subject for anybody.”
The Texas City native added she had some anxiety about the death scene in the show, “When that day came, my stomach hurt, I had to run around the hotel twice just to get my adrenaline to calm down. Everybody was very emotional, nobody wanted to focus on that, to glorify that.”
The one-hour episode of Murder Made Me Famous: Yolanda Saldívar will air Saturday, December 9 at 9 pm ET/PT on the Reelz network.
Watch the full interview of Solis with Fox 26 Houston’s the Isiah Factor here.