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Camilla Belle is West Side Story's Maria

Camilla Belle is West Side Story's Maria

Camilla Belle takes on the role of Maria and helps re-create scenes from the beloved 1961 film version of West Side Story.

Vanity Fair really hit it on the nose with the casting. The 22-year-old Brazilian beauty received help from Tony (Ben Barnes, also known as Prince Caspian), Anita (Jennifer Lopez), Bernardo (Rodrigo Santoro) and fellow Sharks played by Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder) and Jay Hernandez (Grindhouse, Ladder 49). The Jets are played out by Chris Evans (Riff) and Cam Gigandet (The O.C., Twilight), Drake Bell (Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh), and Robert Pattinson (Twilight).

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Photos: Mark Seliger/Vanity Fair
Posted to: Ben Barnes, Camilla Belle

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    1ST!!!!!!!! She’s so damn beautiful! Who’s that guy?


    nevermind it’s Ben Barnes. I think she is so stunning!

  • Vanessa

    yeah, she`s definetly stunning!

  • MrBarnes

    Robert is in the back ,he should be on front! ,Ben hair looks funny hihi

  • Lauren


  • hannah

    Vanity fair shot this over 7 months ago. NOW of course Rob would be in the front and Barnes in the back. Vanity Fair shure got it wrong back then. Imagien if it was Camilla and Pattinson after all the pr stuff on them. Epic fair Vanity Fair.

  • alison

    Barnes look like a plank of wood. Since this was shot Barnes has failed with Easy Virtue and Prince Caspian and Pattinson is the huge film star. Pattinson would be a wonderful lead. he has a stunning voice.

  • that’s hideous

    great casting choice!!
    cant wait to see it

  • Just Jared

    Lauren, I believe this is only a web exclusive. :( Sucks, right?

  • helen

    Vanity fair got this wrong back in Aug/Sep 2008. Pattinson is now the Hollywood super star. Barnes needs to go way to the back

  • Halli

    Does this girl work? I’ve never seen her films. Does she suck?

  • Erica

    This is hilarious and is clearly only a web exclusive as Vanity Fair got the wrong actor as the big star. Pattinson has ground Barnes into the dust. Major fail for Vanity Fair,

  • SARA

    She is beautiful…….however…..note the vacante expression on that critical shot minutes after lossing the love of her life?…..uh mmm looks like she is thinking of her shoping list!! not of a dead lover

    terrible acting..camilla maybe …a belle,,,,,but as an actress ….even in pictures…she is a flop!!…..couldnt they have choosen someone better to fill the very big shoes of the original actress?????

  • joyce

    id pick Ben Barnes over Robert any day.

    you people say Ben is like a wood, but Camilla Belle is just the same.

  • Andrei

    I LOOOOOVE ‘West Side Story’. I wish they would remake it with these actors. It would AMAZING!!!!

  • cocoa

    #11 i’ve seen some of her work, she’s not all that’s cracked out to be. her movie Push was a major fail in box office

  • Lisa

    Camilla kinda looks like shes waiting for a bus?
    I love that these people are so unconnected…its like a bowl of jellybeans…it’s so RANDOM!

  • LolaSvelt

    Jared, you truly have terrible taste if you think this cast is perfect!

  • juls

    she’s not brazilian!!!! her mother is brazilian. she was born in the US. her dad is american!!


  • janelle

    I love WSS! I think the casting is good and I wish they would remake this musical!

  • Maria

    she is half brazilian then

    look ok

  • mimi

    cam gigandet should be in the front not ben and robert should not even be in the picture. people love edward not robert and we all know that to be true. cam is off doing other things, well once twilight ends robert isn’t going to be anything, just like eijah wood of lord of the rings. well cam gigandet got big with twilight is going of with lots of other films coming out. and that not just because he was kill in twilight remember he was chosen to play emmet but he went for james so he could have gone on with twilight. CAM GIGANDET is going to be the big star to watch. and yea go ahead yell, get mad, at me but i can have an opionon too. CAM GIGANDET all the way.

  • ems.

    she is brazilian-american HAHUH ;X no fight of both sides please :D

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    you cant even see rob, this is dumb

  • lakers fan in boston

    damn she looks really sexy in that white dress, love it!!
    dont like the one in the red dress, she looks like she’s praying or something

  • rocknmovie

    Rob should be in the front. Gee, Cam Gigandet has such bad skin, acne or small pox scars?? Ben Barnes who???? Camilla Belle is lovely, no doubt about it.

  • Sara
  • mimi

    oh my god no!!!! again right to opionon but CAM GIGANDET is so F***ing HOT. and believe me, just because i may be the only one comment i not the only one who goes for CAM. cam is perfect from head to toe.
    again go ahead yell, get mad, at me but i can have an opionon too. CAM GIGANDET all the way.

  • mimi

    hey, Twifanatic Amanda, you can see CAM!!!!

  • bella

    She is stunning, but way too skinny.

  • Angela

    she looks beautiful

  • BB

    no way, BEN IS WAYYYY hotter than rob..he’s so overated.. ben got caspian, dorian gray and hamlet in ophelia, what did rob do?? just cedric and edward..puhh-leasee..

  • mimi

    BB i so agree with you. i love Ben but i’m still all for CAM GIGANDET!!!! can’t wait for what ben and of course CAM have coming up.

  • Jessica

    Camilla looks gorgeous!

    poor vanessa hudgens, she loves natalie & i bet she wanted to
    portray Maria…

  • Jessica

    theres Ashley Tisdale with Chris Evans!

  • http://justjared annony

    camilla belle cant act for shit and she does no justice to natalie woods either. she loves to pose though so maybe she should just model and try to look good.she isnt ugly nor would i call her beautiful and seriously she needs a eyebrow wax.

  • @BB

    BB I so agree with you, I think Ben Barnes is gonna be around a lot longer then Robert, he’s only known for that crappy vampire movie, sreeming obsesses tween fans and a small role as Cedric in HP (I watched that movie and cant remeber him being in it)

    I cant wait for Dorian Gray to come out!!!!!!

  • OH MY

    Hey look! It’s the 4th Jonas brother in a dress!!! HOLY SHITE!!!

  • margie

    What is wrong with you!! Ben DESERVES to be in front!! Rob is just flavor of the month, people will forget him soon enough. Seriously, he’s only done Twilight and suddenly he’s a great actor?!?!? I just can;t see past the terrible teeth, bushy brows and that nose!! The “tweens” are just in love with the Edward Cullen character. I think Ben will definitely wow them with Dorian Gray and as Hamlet in Ophelia. Go Ben!!

  • googlie

    that is soo cool!!
    they got the best pple for it!!
    thats incredible

  • casey

    margie, @BB, i’m with you two. but i’m more with mimi, i’m all for cam gigandet. and yes he a twilight guy but move on to other things, he’s going to be big, and i love ben too. but CAM is my #1.

  • CAt

    Camilla Belle is gorgeous but she looks completely blank in these photos, hardly any emotion.

  • Chadster

    I urge all of you who liked this photo shoot to get a hold of the deluxe DVD version of the movie. There is an extraordinary ‘making of’ feature (much of it based on 8mm film shot during the filming) that I think is the very best “extra” ever included in a DVD package. Check your library if you can’t find it on Netflix.

  • hehe

    I love Ben Barnes, but I think Robert and Camilla have better chemistry. I think Rob should have been Tony instead

  • hehe

    I think Zac Efron would have made a better Tony as well. Idk Ben just doesn’t capture Tony at all to me.

  • talia

    remake? no thanks remakes pale compared to the originals

  • Ivana

    Damn but her head is HUGE in that 2nd pic of her with the group!

  • rhoniluv

    uh…ben barnes as tony?


    tony was so tall, he towered over maria and was hella-fine with a pretty-boy twist.

    he was perfection…there’s no one around these days that would fit that bill.

  • …..dd

    you have forgotten brittany snow and ashley tisdale !

  • …..dd

    you have forgotten brittany snow and ashley tisdale !