Rachel Zegler and Her Friendship With ‘Moana’ Actress, Auli’i Cravalho, Is All That’s Getting Us Through 2020

by Jeremy Spirogis

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story should still be just a few months away. However, the main actor, Rachel Zegler, is already making buddies with just a few iconic celebrities. (We haven’t any selection however to stan.)

Here’s what we learn about her Twitter conversations with Moana and The Little Mermaid Live actor, Auli’i Cravalho.

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Rachel Zegler will seem as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Some know her from singing “Shallow” on Twitter, others know her from portraying Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Ariel in The Little Mermaid in native stage productions. Last 12 months, New Jersey highschool scholar, Rachel Zegler, earned the function of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story.

This film musical is about to premiere throughout December 2020. However, for the reason that West Side Story casting announcement, Rachel Zegler bought a shoutout from Oscar Isaac, a Twitter observe from Chris Evans, and a friendship with the voice of Disney’s Moana, actor Auli’i Cravalho.

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Rachel Zegler shared her assist for Auli’i Cravalho popping out as bisexual

Known for her work with Disney’s animated movie, Moana, Auli’i Cravalho lately appeared in ABC’s manufacturing of The Little Mermaid because the title character. When Auli’i Cravalho posted a TikTok in April 2020 the place she got here out as bisexual, just a few followers and celebrities have been certain to share their assist. 

That included Rachel Zegler, who tweeted her solidarity with the actor. That was simply the beginning of those two conversing on social media. Since then, Rachel Zegler and Auli’i Cravalho shared their assist for one another on Twitter and Instagram. 

Auli'i Cravalho attends the Premiere Of Disney's 'Mulan'
Auli’i Cravalho attends the Premiere Of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ | Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

These two tweeted about one another just a few instances after that

Moana and Maria hanging out collectively? It’s extra probably than you’d assume. One fan of the artists advised they need to group up. Of course, Rachel Zegler shared that she would love that. A day later, the Moana actor responded to the Twitter thread. 

“Girl, I stan you so hard. Let’s gooooooooooo,” Auli’i Cravalho wrote.

“HEY THIS IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND SOMEONE WRITE A SITCOM FOR US THANKS,” Rachel Zegler tweeted as a response. Just a few months later, Rachel Zegler once more posted to social media about her love for the singer.

“Listening to Auli’i sing is like receiving a long-needed hug send tweet,” Rachel Zegler wrote. The tweet earned just a few thousand likes and one other response from Auli’i Cravalho. Presumably, these stars haven’t been ready to hang around in individual, although followers hope for a collaboration sooner or later. 

West Side Story continues to be slated for a December 2020 premiere, although that date might change as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Until then, followers can watch Auli’i Cravalho in Disney’s Moana and The Little Mermaid Live, each of which can be found on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+.

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