Just like her eyeliner-loving Orange is the New Black character Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales, Jackie Cruz has aspirations.
On Monday, Cruz shared the music video for her cover of Selena’s “Como La Flor,” and talked to Billboard about her passion for music — “Music was my first love,” she says — as well as her plans to record original material with her band, Crosby Street.
She says she chose to cover Selena because she considers the Mexican-American singer one of her “biggest idols.” As for the video, directed by Sebastian Sdaigui, she enlisted her boyfriend, artist Fernando Garcia, to play her on-screen love, too.
So will she show off her vocal talents on OITNB? “Maybe one day I’ll get to sing in the show and it would be amazing,” she told Billboard. “Flaca has ambitions.”
Head to Billboard to learn more about Cruz’s upcoming music, which she says has a “bluesy, Chicago vibe.”