Mia Galuppo

The Hollywood Reporter

Rachel Zegler

Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Casts Unknown 17-Year-Old as Maria

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake has found its Maria. High school student Rachel Zegler, who responded to the production's open casting call for Latinx actors with a video of herself singing "Tonight" and "Me Siento Hermosa," will be making her film debut starring in the role played by Natalie Wood in the 1961 classic.
Rachel Zegler

Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Casts Unknown 17-Year-Old as Maria

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake has found its Maria. High school student Rachel Zegler, who responded to the production's open casting call for Latinx actors with a video of herself singing "Tonight" and "Me Siento Hermosa," will be making her film debut starring in the role played by Natalie Wood in the 1961 classic.

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