When she first met Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler inexplicably said the word turkey and tried to return his high five with a fist bump. She’s also been left on read by too many boys. We know these personal details of her life because Zegler – who won the highly coveted role of María in the Spielberg-directed remake of West Side Story – has shared them on her constantly updated Twitter account.
the first time i met mr. spielberg he went to give me a high five and i went in for the fist bump and then i awkwardly said “turkey!” and he found that really funny so i mean
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) March 4, 2019
The 17-year-old Colombian-American actor has gained a lot of attention – and a large following – since the West Side Story cast was revealed two months, but Rachel continues using her Twitter account like any other teenager would. And in the process, she’s inviting us into parts of her new life, and it is the most delightful thing on the platform.
If you haven’t followed her yet, here are six reasons why you should be.