Ansel Elgort Couldn't Tell Anyone About Being Cast in 'West Side Story'

Ansel Elgort Couldn't Tell Anyone About Being Cast in 'West Side Story'

Ansel Elgort kind of broke a rule about not telling anyone he got the role of Tony in West Side Story.

During his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the 25-year-old actor opened up about how he learned he got the role from director Steven Spielberg himself, and even though he couldn’t tell anyone about it – he did call his parents.

“I called my mom and dad, and cried a little bit,” Ansel admitted.

Ansel also revealed that musicals are his “first love. I saw Oklahoma! when I was 4 and decided ‘that’s me, the guy with the lasso!’”

He’s also pictured below leaving Good Morning America earlier in the week.

Check out his full appearance below!

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