Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” is vying for the Best Picture Oscar, but the movie’s lead, Rachel Zegler, was not invited to the awards ceremony.
Master director Steven Spielberg’s first musical film in his career, “West Side Story”, competes in this year’s Oscar awards in 7 categories, including Best Picture. Despite this, Rachel Zegler, the lead role of the movie, was not invited to the Oscar Awards ceremony to be held on March 27.
“West Side Story” was Zegler’s first film to portray the character of Maria in the film and put on an acclaimed performance. However, we will continue to see the young actor in other big projects in the coming period. We will see Rachel Zegler in the role of Snow White in Disney’s live-action “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” adaptation, as well as in DC’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”.
It was revealed that Rachel Zegler, whom we saw at many award ceremonies throughout the year, was not invited to the Oscars after a fan asked what she would wear at the ceremony on social media. While the backlash of the fans naturally turned to the Academy, Deadline learned that the movie studios were handing out the Oscars award ceremony invitations. Therefore, Disney is responsible for not inviting Rachel Zegler to the night.
Ziegler said on Instagram, “I don’t know, I’ve tried everything but it won’t happen. I will support West Side Stoy from my couch and be proud of the work we did tirelessly 3 years ago. I hope it’s a last-minute miracle and I can celebrate our movie in person, but sometimes that’s the way it is, I guess. “Thanks for all the shock and anger, I’m disappointed but that’s okay. I’m very proud of our movie.”