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Ansel Elgort Visits Rachel Zegler at Her High School Musical!

Ansel Elgort Visits Rachel Zegler at Her High School Musical!

Rachel Zegler got a huge surprise from Ansel Elgort!

The 25-year-old Baby Driver actor stopped by his West Side Story 17-year-old co-star star in her high school musical.

“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,” Rachel captioned the below shot.

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

See the post below!

Watch Rachel Zegler Play Fiona in 'Shrek'!

Watch Rachel Zegler Play Fiona in 'Shrek'!

Rachel Zegler is already a huge star and she hasn’t even started filming her first movie, West Side Story!

The 17-year-old actress, who turns 18 in May, is currently starring in her high school’s spring musical as she prepares to graduate.

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.”

Rachel Zegler Sets Record Straight On How She Was Casted In 'West Side Story'

Rachel Zegler Sets Record Straight On How She Was Casted In 'West Side Story'

Rachel Zegler is shutting down all the overnight sensation stories down.

The 17-year-old student, who was chosen from thousands to star as Maria in the upcoming West Side Story movie, cleared the air on her Instagram Stories of just how she won the part.

“I didn’t get cast from my viral video from early January,” Rachel pointed out. “That would be cool but…it was a whole year of hard work, dedication, and persistence. and a whole lot of faith.”

Rachel will star opposite Ansel Elgort in the flick.

Be sure to check out Rachel‘s latest cover of “You Matter To Me” from Waitress below!

You NEED to Watch Rachel Zegler Sing Her Face Off in These Cover Videos!

You NEED to Watch Rachel Zegler Sing Her Face Off in These Cover Videos!

We’re officially obsessed with Rachel Zegler and it only has been hours since she went from an unknown singer to Hollywood’s most exciting new star thanks to her casting in West Side Story!

The 17-year-old newcomer might be a new face to most of us, but she has been posting cover videos on YouTube videos for years and already 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 High School Student Rachel Zegler as Maria!

'West Side Story' Movie Casts High School Student Rachel Zegler as Maria!

Congrats to Rachel Zegler!

The 17-year-old high school student beat our over 30,000 others for the lead role in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming West Side Story!

Rachel will star as Maria opposite Ansel Elgort in the role of Tony. <

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.