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Naya Rivera Posts West Side Story Audition Video

It seems like Naya Rivera hopes to nab a key position within the new West Aspect Story reboot and she or he’s giving followers a sneak peek of what they’ll anticipate to see if she will get the half.

Steven Spielberg plans to direct the remake of the hit 1961 romantic musical movie about rival NYC gangs, primarily based on a 1957 Broadway present, and a casting name was posted in January. In a video posted on Instagram on Saturday, Rivera performs a part of the music “America,” a bunch showstopper led by Puerto Rican character Anita.

“@unitedtalentagency file was too large to ship by way of e-mail for my audition. Thought I would strive it this manner,” wrote the actress, who’s half Puerto Rican, referencing the expertise company that represents her.

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“Hello my title is Naya Rivera, I am 5’four″ and I am singing for the position of Anita,” she says within the video.

On Glee, Rivera’s character Santana carried out Anita’s half in a bunch efficiency of “America” in a season three West Aspect Story episode.

Some followers turned offended by the lyrics she sang in her Instagram video, unaware that they’re truly from the musical. Others acquired confused by them, as she carried out the 1957 Broadway model of the music quite than the film’s, which is extra identified.

Chita Rivera, 85, (no relation) originated the position of Anita in West Aspect Story on Broadway in 1957. Rita Moreno, 86, performed the half within the 1961 film and gained an Oscar for her supporting position. She was the primary Hispanic actress to win a Finest Supporting Actress Oscar.

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