The search to find a suitable character to play Maria in 'West Side Story' is over. Meet 17-year-old Rachel Zegler.
Rachel saw on Twitter back in January 2018 the notice for Latinx actors, she then submitted a video of herself singing “Tonight” and “Me Siento Hermosa” (“I Feel Pretty”). She is also known for going viral singing Lady Gaga's 'A Star is Born' soundtrack.
“I am so thrilled to be playing the iconic role of Maria alongside this amazing cast,” said Zegler. “West Side Story was the first musical I encountered with a Latina lead character. As a Colombian-American, I am humbled by the opportunity to play a role that means so much to the Hispanic community.”