west side story behind the scene pictures

Imagine being hugged by Rita Moreno.

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting story of the west To hit theaters for years — and now that magical moment has finally arrived.

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To celebrate, I rounded up the cutest behind the scene pics shared by the cast. Whether they’re on the red carpet or walking around 1950s NYC, they do it flawlessly:

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Rachel Ziegler posted a photo of her and Steven Spielberg on set, which was simply adorable:

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Ariana DeBos showed her story of the west chair, the amazing yellow dress she wore to “America”:

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And Ariana also shared this adorable shot of herself and Rita Moreno embracing — two generations of Anita:

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And here she is with her on-screen love David Alvarez:

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Choreographer Justin Peck gifted us this behind-the-scenes look at the 1950s subway filming with Rachel:

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Maddie Ziegler shared an adorable photo with Steven Spielberg:

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And she also posted this adorable pic with her Jets costars, Talia Ryder and Patrick Higgins:

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Plus, this adorable shot with Paloma Garcia-Lee who played Graziela:

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And here’s a look at the Jets with the Grazilla:

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Ariana DeBos gave us a look at this beautiful photo from her and the Shark Girls filming the “America” ​​sequence — it’s great to see how this set really changed the streets of modern day NYC:

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David Avils Morales, one of our amazing sharks, shared another look at the details on set:

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And so did his fellow shark shark Ricardo Zayes:

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He also posted a picture of shark people hanging out on some scaffolding:

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Jet Ben Tyler Cook shared Cold Watch some choreo in action:

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He also gave us this perfect picture of the Jets, well, “Krup You” to Officer Krupke — aka veteran Brian D’Arcy James:

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And here’s a funny picture of David Alvarez having fun on the sets:

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Kyle Allen Shares This Funny Jets Elevator Shot – Because When You’re A Jet You’re A Jet I Guess?

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Ariana DeBos posted this very real, very adorable selfie of herself and Rachel Ziegler looking lovingly at each other:

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And because this artist’s cuteness extends past the set, here are some adorable red carpet moments. As in Rachel Ziegler posing with Josh Rivera:

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And here are Rachel and David, whose caption is a sweet tribute to their on-screen little sister:

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And Rachel with Mike Fest – luckily there isn’t Crack IRL between them:

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And let’s wrap things up with this absolutely adorable photo of Rachel with Rita Moreno…

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…followed by an equally adorable photo of Rachel and Ariana with Steven Spielberg:

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BRB, it’s time for me to rewatch the full movie!

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