Jenni Rivera and Itatí Cantoral (Getty Images)

Jenni Rivera and Itatí Cantoral (Getty Images)

Mexican Actess Itatí Cantoral to play Jenni Rivera in TV series

Mexican actress Itatí Cantoral, said she will play the role of Jenni Rivera in a ten episode show that is set to detail the life of la Diva de la Banda.

Cantoral said she was happy to confirm the news, but playing Rivera would also be a challenge, according to People en Español.

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“I won’t sing like Jenni because she was an amazing singer who was able to reach very high notes… But I know how to sing,” Cantoral said during the Mexican radio program “Todo para la mujer.”

The TV series is expected to air on Estrella TV, but Cantoral said she will be in contact with the Rivera family before taping the show at the end of September.

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“I will obviously be gathering all the information that I can,” Cantoral said in the interview.

She also added that she has a good relationship with the Riveras and very fond memories of Jenni. The two met a couple of moths before Jenni’s death.

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