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Rachel Zegler Is Receiving Undeserved Negativity on Twitter - Be Kind Everyone!

Rachel Zegler Is Receiving Undeserved Negativity on Twitter - Be Kind Everyone!

Let’s just start off by saying that everyone needs to be kind to one another and sending people negative messages on social media is unacceptable. We’re so sad to see that Rachel Zegler is going through this right now.

The 18-year-old actress, who will play Maria in the West Side Story movie, has announced that she’s taking a break from Twitter because of the message she has been receiving.

Rachel previously tweeted about “falling in love” with co-star Angel Elgort on-screen on the day the film wrapped last week.

“There really aren’t enough words to describe the pride I have in Ansel‘s growth and beauty and literal magic he possesses on screen and off. Falling in love with him was easy. Happy wrap mi amor; catch ya on a fire escape sometime soon,” Rachel tweeted on September 27. The tweet has since been deleted.

Since that tweet, Ansel publicly commented on how he wants to find love with people other than his girlfriend, though he’s not looking for anything sexual with anyone else. Fans have been calling Rachel a “homewrecker” and sending her inappropriate DMs, which caused her to speak out.

“the fact that i have to say something is absolutely absurd. but the DMs and the name-calling and throwing around the word homewrecker over me expressing genuine love i have for my coworker is heartbreaking and i don’t want any part of it. so peace for now, i guess. be nice,” Rachel tweeted on Thursday night (October 3). The message was deleted soon after.

One message of Rachel‘s that is still up reads, “the internet has made me upset so goodbye for a bit be nice to each other.”

Bullying of any form is unacceptable and we want to remind our readers that celebrities are people too. Be kind to everyone!

Rachel Zegler Is Glowing on the 'West Side Story' Set!

Rachel Zegler Is Glowing on the 'West Side Story' Set!

You can just tell how happy Rachel Zegler is to be playing Maria from these photos!

The 18-year-old actress was spotted for the first time on the set of her upcoming movie musical West Side Story on Sunday night (August 4) in New York City.

Rachel was joined by co-star Mike Faist and the rest of the Jets, as well as their director Steven Spielberg, while shooting outside of a fake subway station.

This is the first professional project for Rachel, who was discovered during an open casting call for the film. She just graduated high school a couple months ago.

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Ansel Elgort Spends Late Night on Set Filming 'West Side Story'

Ansel Elgort Spends Late Night on Set Filming 'West Side Story'

Ansel Elgort is hard at work on the West Side Story reboot!

The 25-year-old actor, who plays Tony, filmed a few late night scenes with director Steven Spielberg on Wednesday night (July 24) in New York City.

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The night before, Ansel was joined on set by co-star Mike Faist for another late night filming.

Ariana DeBose, who plays Anita, was spotted filming a colorful musical dance scene just a few days ago, too.

West Side Story is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2020.

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Ansel Elgort Seen Filming Night Scenes For 'West Side Story' in NYC

Ansel Elgort Seen Filming Night Scenes For 'West Side Story' in NYC

Ansel Elgort is all smiles on set while filming West Side Story in New York City on Tuesday night (July 23).

The 25-year-old actor, who will play Tony in the movie, was seen shooting night scenes along with Mike Faist, and getting some direction from Steven Spielberg.

Mike will play Jets leader Riff in the movie.

If you don’t know, West Side Story centers on Tony and Maria, a modern day Romeo and Juliet, who fight to stay together in the midst of a gang war. See the first cast pic NOW!

West Side Story is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2020.

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See Rachel Zegler as Maria in First Look Pic From 'West Side Story'!

See Rachel Zegler as Maria in First Look Pic From 'West Side Story'!

Rachel Zegler holds hands with Ansel Elgort in this first look image from West Side Story!

The first cast photo shows off members of the Sharks and Jets gangs for the upcoming remake of the classic musical, as well as a first look at Rachel‘s Maria.

Here’s a list of everyone who is in the image: Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones), Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist), Baby John (Patrick Higgins), Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez), and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

The cast also includes Maddie Ziegler, who will play a member of the Jets.

West Side Story is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2020.

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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!

'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.