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Selena's Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria on what drove the singer to greatness

Selena is famous as a one-named singer—think Cher, Madonna, Gaga, and so on—but for years she was backed by her family band, Los Dinos, and managed by her father, Abraham Quintanilla. A lot of those behind-the-scenes dynamics are highlighted in Netflix’s new Selena: The Series, which is available to stream now. The A.V. Club talked to Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria, the actors who played show’s Quintanilla men, Abraham and A.B. In the video above, we talk writing songs, motivation, and what it means to grow up under the watchful eyes of a Texas-sized father.

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Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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