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New Jersey’s Rachel Zegler wins Golden Globe for West Side Story

“Have you met my good friend Maria? The craziest girl in the neighborhood. You’ll recognize her as soon as you see her, she’s the one in severe shock.”

And why is that?

Because she just won a Golden Globe!

New Jersey native Rachel Zegler won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at Sunday’s non-televised Golden Globes.

Hackensack native Zegler is a Jersey born and raised who was cast for the lead role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” adaptation when she was just 16 years old. She was one of over 30,000 contestants who auditioned for the game.

Fortunately, Zegler had previously played the part of Maria at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, so the role was natural.

As a Zegler fan since she was a teenager, she records herself singing covers in her parents’ bathroom, I’m very excited for this well-deserved praise and can’t wait to see what she’s doing. then will.

His upcoming projects include “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and a live-action version of “Snow White”.

Zegler wasn’t the only one receiving well-deserved Globes praise. The film itself won the award for best musical or comedy film and its co-star Ariana DeBose (“Schmigadoon”, “Hamilton”, “The Prom”) took home the award for best supporting actress. in a musical or a comedy.

Side note: You can see DeBose put her acting skills in the spotlight on this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” where she will host alongside musical guest Roddy Ricch.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kylie Moore of New Jersey 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Kylie. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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