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VIDEO: Watch Rachel Zegler & Ariana DeBose Talk WEST SIDE STORY With TIME 100 TALKS


West Side Story will be released in theaters on December 10.

VIDEO: Watch Rachel Zegler & Ariana DeBose Talk WEST SIDE STORY With TIME 100 TALKS

West Side Story stars Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose sat down with Time 100 Talks host Lola Ogunnaike to discuss the power of representation.

Zegler and DeBose, who portray Maria and Anita, respectively, in the new film adaption of the hit musical both discussed the research that went into making Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film remake, in order to make it as authentic as possible.

Watch the full interview here and watch clips from the interview below.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, "West Side Story" tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d'Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). Moreno - one of only three artists to be honored with Academy®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Tony® and Peabody Awards - also serves as one of the film's executive producers.

The film is an adaptation of the 1957 musical with an iconic score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. The film is being directed by the legendary Stephen Spielberg with Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner penning the film's screenplay.

Photo Credit: Time 100 Talks

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