An authentic “West Facet Story” star is able to rumble for Rachel Zegler.
The 20-year-old actress who performed Maria within the revival movie revealed Monday that she was not invited to the 2022 Oscars regardless of the Steven Spielberg-helmed musical scoring seven nods on the award present.
However Russ Tamblyn — who performed Riff within the 1961 adaption of the Broadway play — isn’t joyful concerning the invite snub.
“@TheAcademy As a voting member and the unique Riff, let me say: it’s your obligation to seek out Rachel a seat on the Oscars,” Tamblyn, 87, tweeted on March 21.
“She STARS in #Westsidestory which is nominated throughout the board. Once they say illustration issues, that is what meaning. Please do proper by her,” he continued.
Tamblyn tweeted his ideas in response to a Los Angeles Times report relating to Zegler’s snub.
Zegler — who received the Golden Globe this yr for her position — revealed earlier this week on Instagram that she wasn’t requested to attend the 94th Academy Awards this Sunday after a fan requested her that she deliberate on sporting to the occasion.
The singer replied, “I’m not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.”
“Idk y’all i’ve tried all of it however it doesn’t appear to be occurring,” Zegler continued. “I’ll root for west facet story from my sofa and be happy with the work we so tirelessly did 3 years in the past.”
She added, “I hope some final minute miracle happens and that i can have fun our movie in individual however hey, that’s the way it goes generally, i suppose. thanks for all of the shock and outrage — i’m disillusioned, too. however that’s okay. so happy with our film.”
“West Facet Story” was nominated for Finest Image, Finest Director for Spielberg, Finest Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose, Finest Costume Design, Finest Sound, Finest Manufacturing Design and Finest Cinematography.
DeBose, who performed Anita within the movie, vaguely tweeted her response to Zegler’s non-invite.
After followers on the social media platform requested what her ideas on the matter have been, she wrote, “Im simply seeing what you’re referring to. I tweet in generalities and this has nothing to do with that. However thanks for bringing it [email protected] consideration.”
Zegler additional discussed her feelings about the issue on March 20, writing, “My goodness, people!! respect all of the help, i actually actually do. we dwell in such unprecedented instances, and lots of 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 at present taking pictures in London) … and awards exhibits alike. let’s all simply respect the method and that i’ll get off my cellphone x R.”