Rachel Zegler, the young star of the new version of ‘West Side Story’ that debuts in superhero movies, revealed why she joined the cast of the new DC universe movie that you can already see in Cinépolis and Cinemex theaters.
At the end of 2021, the public met Rachel Zegler in the iconic role of Maria in West Side Storythe new version of the musical classic directed by Steven Spielberg and co-starring Ansel Elgort. Despite her good performance, the young American actress of Colombian origin had not been required for new projects until she arrived Shazam! The fury of the gods to reopen the doors of Hollywood, which is often cruel to actresses and actors who are taking their first steps in the industry.
Zegler, who plays one of Atlas’s daughters, Anthea, in the latest Swedish superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, revealed why she chose to take on the role. while she was talking to The Hollywood Reporterexplained: “I needed a job. I’m serious.” He added that he was not working due to the coronavirus pandemic and could not get a job because West Side Story it had not yet been released.
So she couldn’t help but be grateful and “really excited” when she was cast in the film starring Zachary Levi. “I’m so lucky to have gotten this job,” the actress commented. “I made some of my best friends on this job and I also love this movie, so I’m excited.”
After the Shazam! sequel, Zegler will return to musicals to star in the live-action remake of Snow White for Disney, which will be directed by Marc Webb. In fact, fellow DC Universe member Gal Gadot joins her as the Evil Queen. The actress faced a racist backlash after her casting, to which Zegler responded by expressing her gratitude and joy at playing a princess of Latina descent.
Regarding the characters of the daughters of Atlas, who are complemented by Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu, the director explained that in this new installment (available in Cinépolis and Cinemex theaters) he chose to follow the example of Greek mythology instead of from DC comics. Sandberg recalled that this route was chosen because its protagonist, the world’s most powerful mortal, got his powers from the Greek gods.so the idea was that said powers could have been stolen from the gods who now want revenge.