Maddie Ziegler on Working With Steven Spielberg on ‘West Side Story’ and the 10-Year Anniversary of ‘Dance Moms’

Maddie Ziegler on Working With Steven Spielberg on ‘West Side Story’ and the 10-Year Anniversary of ‘Dance Moms’
As she slowly awakens from the “dream” of working with director Steven Spielberg on “West Side Story,” Maddie Ziegler is teasing some of the upcoming musical’s standout scenes, including the iconic “Dance at the Gym” number.

The “Dance Moms” alum stars as Velma in Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, about two teenagers (played by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler) of different ethnicities, who find love in New York.

“It’s always nerve-wracking to do a remake of something, especially something so iconic, but [Spielberg] really stayed true to the 1960s, which is amazing,” Ziegler, 18, told Variety backstage last weekend at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. “We had all of our costumes handmade and the full undergarments and everything they wore in the ‘60s, which was awesome.”

“I think everyone’s going to be really excited to see the ‘Dance at the Gym’ scene
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