Rita Moreno is lovely as ever.
The new West Side Story is out, and y’all, I am OBSESSED! The dancing! The singing! The representation! I just can’t get enough!
So, I thought it would be fun to look back and see what the new characters look like compared to their 1961 counterparts:
Natalie Wood as Maria (1961)
Rachel Zegler as Maria (2021)
Richard Beymer as Tony (1961)
Ansel Elgort as Tony (2021)
George Chakiris as Bernardo (1961)
David Alvarez as Bernardo (2021)
Rita Moreno as Anita (1961)
Ariana DeBose as Anita (2021)
Russ Tamblyn as Riff (1961)
Mike Faist as Riff (2021)
Jose De Vega as Chino (1961)
Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino (2021)
And even though she’s not playing Anita, Rita Moreno is back! This time, she’s playing a new character, Valentina!
Who is your favorite West Side Story character? LMK in the comments below!