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‘West Facet Story’ star Rachel Zegler invited to the Oscars after backlash

‘West Facet Story’ star Rachel Zegler invited to the Oscars after backlash

‘West Side Story’ star Rachel Zegler invited to the Oscars after backlash

Rachel Zegler has reportedly been invited to be a presenter on the 2022 Oscars after initially not receiving an invitation.

The actor, who performed Maria in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Facet Story, mentioned she “wasn’t invited” to the Oscars on Instagram final week in response to a fan.

After the snub precipitated anger on-line, She wrote: “I hope some last-minute miracle happens and I can rejoice our movie in individual however hey, that’s the way it goes generally, I assume. Thanks for all of the shock and outrage – I’m dissatisfied, too. However that’s okay. So pleased with our film.”

In response to The Hollywood Reporter, Zegler has since been invited to be a presenter on the ceremony on Sunday, March 27. It’s believed the filming schedule for Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White, which Zegler is presently capturing in London, is being rearranged to permit the actor to attend.

NME has reached out to Zegler’s reps for remark.

Following the outcry from many followers and celebrities, Zegler thanked everybody for his or her help on Twitter.

“My goodness, of us!! Respect all of the help, I actually, actually do,” she wrote. “We stay in such unprecedented instances, and numerous work behind the scenes goes into making film magic occur. That goes for movie productions (just like the one I’m so fortunate to be presently capturing in London) and awards reveals alike. Let’s all simply respect the method and I’ll get off my telephone.”

It’s believed Zegler wasn’t initially invited as a result of this 12 months’s Oscars has decreased capability resulting from COVID-19 precautions. West Facet Story is nominated for seven Oscars, though Zegler hasn’t been nominated for her efficiency.

Earlier this 12 months, Zegler received the Golden Globe for Finest Actress – Movement Image Comedy or Musical for her position within the movie.

The Academy Awards this 12 months will likely be hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Corridor and Wanda Sykes, marking the primary time the ceremony has had a number since 2018.

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