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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Jesse Posey

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Jesse Posey said that one of the perks of “Selena: The Series” is filming on location. Posey portrays Selena Quintanilla’s guitarist and husband, Chris Perez, in the Netflix series. “We filmed mostly in Rosarito, Mexico,” said the 26-year-old actor, who is Mexican American. “Then (we shot) quite a bit in Tijuana and a few times in Ensenada. Ensenada stood out to me, because my grandparents used to own a house there on the beach. I was only five the last time I was there, so I don't remember much. But I thought it was dope to be back there. Mexico is awesome. I might have to move there.” Based out of Burbank, California, Posey stays in touch with his fans on Instagram (@jpose13).

Q: How are you dealing with not being able to easily hop on a plane during this pandemic?

A: I've been taking walks and drives with just me and my music. I have taken a few trips — road-tripped to Utah with a few friends to do a little camping and (took) a short trip to Arizona to do a little drinking.

Q: If you had travel plans last year and had to cancel, where were they to?

A: I was going to go to Miami with my best friend to watch the Miami Dolphins play. Unfortunately, we were unable to. So, Miami 2021!

Q: I am not sure if you have ever faced racism because of your heritage. Was it eye-opening to play Chris Perez and see how Selena had to overcome so many barriers?


A: I am very lucky to have never faced racism in my life, though I have seen it. Selena did face racism, but she also faced the troubles of being a big star. And piling those two on top of each other must have been a great challenge. But Selena was the kind of person who was ready to face anything. Though she had her own insecurities, she would never let racism get in her way. She was above it. She knew her worth. She had the support of her fans, her family and her husband.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?

A: That's a tough one. Mexico is great. Great people. Great food. Great mezcal. But I did go to the United Kingdom for about two weeks and we hit a lot of different towns, London being one of them, for about a day. We found ourselves on the west end of town, I think. Hard to remember. Lots of Guinness. But we kicked it at this bar that sat alongside a river and we just hung there and drank beer as the sun set. Beautiful time.

Q: What is your best and/or worst vacation memory?


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