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Ansel Elgort Surprises 'West Side Story' Co-Star Rachel Zegler at Her High School Musical!

Ansel Elgort is so proud of his West Side Story co-star!

Rachel Zelger – who was recently cast as Maria in the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie musical – took to Instagram to share a photo of she and the 25-year-old Baby Driver actor after she starred in her high school musical, Shrek.

“met this FAN at the stagedoor! he was pretty cool! not sure if y’all have heard of him? pretty sure his name’s tony,” the 17-year-old star captioned the below shot.

You can catch a clip of Rachel as Fiona in Shrek here.

See the post below!

Watch Rachel Zegler in Her High School's 'Shrek' Production!

Rachel Zegler is on her way to super-stardom with her role as Maria in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical West Side Story.

Before the movie begins filming, the 17-year-old actress is finishing out her senior year in high school and she just starred in her school musical!

Rachel played the role of Fiona in Shrek, originated on Broadway by Sutton Foster. A video was shared online by LoHud reporter Peter Kramer showing Rachel belting out the song “I Know It’s Today” and you can watch it here.

After the show on Thursday night (April 11), Rachel took to Instagram Stories and wrote, “From freshman year to senior year, it’s been a fun ride… I’ll miss you, IC.”

West Side Story's Rachel Zegler Sings 'Shallow' & More Hit Songs - Watch Now!

17-year-old singer and actress Rachel Zegler is soon going to be a big name thanks to her role as Maria in the West Side Story remake, but she already has thousands of fans on YouTube!

The young performer has been posting cover videos on YouTube for years and she has over 80,000 subscribers. If you check out her channel, you can tell how she’s a huge Broadway fan with covers of songs from Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wicked, Mean Girls, Rent, The Last Five Years, and more.

Rachel is also a huge fan of Lady Gaga and she recently covered “Shallow” and “I’ll Never Lover Again” from A Star Is Born. She also loved the movie Bohemian Rhapsody has posted several Queen covers over the past couple months.

Watch all of them below!


“Shallow” – Lady Gaga Cover

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'West Side Story' Movie Casts Maria, Anita & More!

The upcoming West Side Story movie from director Steven Spielberg has announced its core cast!

New Jersey High School student Rachel Zegler will star as Maria opposite Ansel Elgort in the role of Tony. Rachel won the role after auditioning against 30,000 other people around the world!

Broadway veterans Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez will star as Anita and Bernado, members of the Sharks. You may recognize Ariana from Hamilton and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and you may recognize David from his work in Billy Elliot.

“I am so thrilled to be playing the iconic role of Maria alongside this amazing cast,” Rachel, 17, said in a statement to Deadline. She submitted for the role after seeing the casting notice on Twitter. “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.”

“I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of the remarkable women who have played Anita – including Chita Rivera and, of course, the incomparable Rita Moreno,” Ariana added in a statement. “I relate so strongly to Anita – a strong Puerto Rican woman who came to New York in search of opportunity – and I feel so fortunate for the chance to work with this amazing cast and creative team.”

Filming will reportedly begin this summer. The Leonard Bernstein musical was previously made into a movie in 1961 and has been on Broadway several times over the past decades.