Janney “Chiquis” Marin will honor the memory of her mother, Jenni Rivera, by portraying her in an upcoming film being made about the late star.
Chiquis has confirmed her casting in the biopic, which the Rivera family supports. The role will center around the peak of Jenni’s career, according to Univision.
The 28-year-old, who is the Mexican-American singer’s oldest daughter, is reportedly taking acting and dancing lessons to prepare for the part.
Jenni died in a tragic plane crash Dec. 9, 2012, at the age of 43.
Jenni was posthumously awarded seven times at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards at the Dolby Theater in L.A on Wednesday, Oct. 9. She won more awards than any other artist—including Artist of the Year, Female. Her final album, La Misma Gran Señora (which was released one week after her death), nabbed album of the year.
Chiquis has also been making headlines, shooting down rumors that she had an affair with her stepfather, Esteban Loaiza.
“It was a misunderstanding,” she said of her reported fallout with her mother, which occurred Oct. 2, 2012. “My world ended on that day.”
by Jordana Ossad