Selena was in this TeleNovela in 1994. She played basically herself, but unmarried. She was the girlfriend of Ramiro a member of the group Bronco, who were also guest-starring on the show. Selena y Los Dinos also perform a few songs in the story. Below is an interview of some of the people who participated in the Novela. As usual, people make rumors and this interview answers some of those rumors. Also here is what Selena said in an interview about acting. There was a rumor that the reason she didn't stay to finish the novela was, Eric Estrada didn't want her to play his wife. She isn't even in any scenes with him so that wasn't true. She told Johnny Canales that she didn't think she would be able to finish the Novela because she didn't have time. She just released Amor Prohibido and was touring to promote it. As you all know 1994 was a really busy year for her.
Here is what Selena says about being on the Novela
You are also working in the movies and TV.
"First of all. I don't consider myself an actress. I did Dos Mujeres, un Camino (a Spanish-language soap opera starring Eric Estrada)"
How'd you get that gig?
"Originally, I was supposed to come out with the band singing. But it didn't turn out that way. When we got there, they said, 'we'll come for you all later." So I went with them. It struck me kind of odd. I mean, why did they leave the band there. They didn't tell me I was actually going to be saying any lines. And they said, 'well, you're going to put this on." So I said, "what am I going to do?" and they said, "you're going to be doing a little acting. You're going to say a couple of lines." I was like, "Wait a minute. Nobody ever sent the script to memorize anything." I was having a major cow, because I was there by myself. My father wasn't there. Nobody was there. And I said to them, "I don't think this is wise. I don't know what I am doing. I've never acted before in my life." And they said, "you'll do fine. Just put the ear monitor on and repeat what the guy says." And I was like, "Oh my God! I can't believe this." I was nervous. One because I am around people who have been doing this for years and are experienced. And here I was, a nobody, coming in and actually trying to act."
Selena, you are not a nobody.
"You know what I mean (laughs). I have no experience in acting. The guy started talking to my ear, telling me my lines. And I was huh? I was so nervous. And then, I find out that they want me to play Ramiro's girlfriend, then they wanted me to kiss him. Oh my God, I was having a major, major cow. I was so nervous. It came out OK. I think I could have done better. Anyway, maybe that little bit of experience helped. Because people from this movie, Don Juan De Marco, starring Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, and Johnny Depp, called and said, "we're looking for a mariachi singer in your company, do you have one?" and they said, "no but we have a singer who's done a little acting and won a Grammy, blah, blah, we'll send you a bio." And boom. They called and said, "She's got the part." It's not a very big part. I come out singing in a restaurant which is Don Juan's hangout and in one of the scenes, I serenade Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. You see me in the background, and then there's a close up of me singing."
So this is what happens in the story,
Selena is entering the rodeo and Romero bumps into her. They share a flirtatious smile. Then later Ramero finds her and woos her. He invites her to watch the rodeo with him. While on their way to their seats Lupe's (another Bronco) girlfriend asks Selena about herself. Then Selena and her make a bet that each of their boyfriends can stay on the bull longer. So Lupe goes first and then Romero, Romero falls of and Selena leaps over the handrail and runs to his aid. Later they go off to eat and then some guy runs in and they go over to where the Bronco's band equipment is. Someone has put some drugs under the drums and the police want to take Bronco away. This causes a problem for the rodeo because they have a concert scheduled that night called El Rodeo De Media Noche. Selena tells them not to worry that she'll perform instead. She greats the audience and tells them that she's going to perform instead. After the concert, Romero and Bronco return and everyone lives happily ever after.