‘West Side Story’ star Rachel Zegler has a few things to say to the paparazzi.
The star of Disney’s upcoming “Snow White” shared a message on social media to the photo crews following her around New York. He explained that the media’s constant search for candid photos of him made him feel insecure and revealed that he planned to wear the same jacket every day to make the photos worthless (a strategy famously used by Daniel Radcliffe during his Broadway days). . .
“Dear New York paparazzi,” Zegler wrote in a recent Twitter thread. “I literally wear this jacket all the time. Is that so interesting?”
“I really appreciate you guys being nice to me, mostly because I’m afraid to say no because you’re a bunch of men and I’m alone in New York City,” she continued. “But I literally wear this all the time. I will always wear this when it’s winter in New York. I will always wear this jacket with jeans and some kind of heels. It will never be any other way. I hope you make a lot of money with your photos. I don’t think you will because I’m not J.Lo!
— rachel zegler (he/she) (@rachelzegler) January 13, 2023
Of course, the young actress is no stranger to internet backlash. The casting of “Snow White” predictably sparked outrage among certain groups of Internet personalities, though Zegler made it clear that she wasn’t going to let racist trolling get in the way of her chance to play a Latina Disney princess.
“When it was announced, it was a huge thing that was trending on Twitter for days because everyone was mad,” he said in a recent interview. “You don’t usually see snow whites of Latin descent.” Even though Snow White is a really big deal in Spanish speaking countries. Blanca Nieves is a huge icon, whether we’re talking about the Disney cartoon or just the different iterations and Grimm’s fairy tale and related stories. But it’s not particularly about seeing people who look like me or me playing those roles.”
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