Who is Rachel Zegler? Meet breakout star of ‘West Side Story’

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Who portrayed Maria Vasquez in the new West Side Story movie? Meet actress Rachel Zegler. The Steven Spielberg-directed film marked Zegler’s professional acting debut at 20-years-old. The legendary director held an open casting call on Twitter for the role. Speilberg selected her out of over 30,000 applicants. Zegler was just 16-years-old when she auditioned with “I Feel Pretty” and “Tonight.” “When I played Maria on stage a few summers ago, I never could have imagined that I’d be taking on the role again in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story,’” Zegler wrote on Instagram. “I send a huge thank…

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