Zegler was only a 17-year-old highschool scholar when she beat out reportedly 30,000 different actresses for the function of Maria in Steven Spielberg‘s remake of West Aspect Story.
In true millennial vogue, the teenager noticed the casting name for Latinx actors on Twitter, and submitted her audition again in Jan. 2018. She reportedly despatched in a video of her singing “Tonight” and “Me Siento Hermosa,” the Spanish model of the musical’s basic “I Really feel Fairly.”
“I’m so thrilled to be taking part in the enduring function of Maria alongside this wonderful solid,” the actress advised Deadline on the time. “West Aspect Story was the primary musical I encountered with a Latina lead character.”
However West Aspect Story is not the 20-year-old’s solely upcoming remake as Zegler can be set to play Snow White in Disney’s live-action remake.
“Rachel’s extraordinary vocal skills are only the start of her items,” director Marc Webb has stated. “Her power, intelligence and optimism will change into an integral a part of rediscovering the enjoyment on this basic Disney fairytale.”