Christian Serratos, who stars as Selena Quintanilla in Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” knows these are big shoes to fill.

An innovative singer and dynamic performer who brought Spanish-language Tejano music to a wider audience, Selena was just 23 when she was murdered by an associate in 1995.

Jennifer Lopez scored a major early career break playing Quintanilla in the 1997 hit movie “Selena.”

“I’m a huge Selena fan and grew up admiring her. I felt she was with me before the show and I think she’ll stay with me for some time after the show as well,” Serratos, 30, began.

“It’s been 25 years, yet she is still a potent presence because she was an impactful woman, an incredible talent with songs that were innovative.

“But I also think her humanity is what really connects people. She was a family woman, a Mexican American woman. So many people can see themselves in her and this family’s hard work.

“We’ll remember Selena for her joy and her humanity and not her murder.”

“Selena” is a personal triumph for Serratos, who at 30 is entirely convincing playing Selena at 16 as she began her star-making trajectory.

“As far as playing her at 16, I’ve had some experience being 16 years old at some point in my life,” Serratos noted drily. “I was trying to pull from my own experiences and just being as honest as I could.”