Steven Spielberg's re-do of West Side Story -- which, to everyone's surprise especially my own, I totally dug (I've never liked the original film), here is my review -- is hitting blu-ray today! Pick up your copy right here. Anyway in that event's honor I dug up this old short film that stars WSS21's "Chino" actor Josh Andrés Rivera, who turned out to be extremely popular when I tweeted about him two weeks back.
Did you know that he's dating WSS21's "Maria" actress Rachel Zegler? I didn't until Zegler herself good-naturedly re-tweeted that tweet! Seems everybody walked out of WSS21 with a lil' Chino crush -- I'm curious to see who gets career opportunities out of Spielberg's film; we already know that Mike Faist is a big breakout (he's already booked a Luca Guadagnino film opposite Zendaya and Josh O'Connor, after all), but this cast is stacked with talented up-and-comers (Spielberg's always had an ace casting department) so fingers crossed some other folks breakout too.
Don't ask me the context or story behind that short -- all I know if Rivera tweeted about it himself so he's not embarrassed by it. Nor should he be -- he's goofy and adorable, all qualities that served him well in West Side Story. Anyway if y'all have any WSS21 faves that you want me to post about tell me in the comments! There are so many hot dancers in it I can hardly keep up. See also this great big post I did do about the hunk John Michael Fiumara right before the film came out.