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Interview: David Alvarez And Josh Andrés Rivera Talk ‘West Side Story’, Filming Their Favourite Scenes & More

The new West Side Story is now in theatres!

David Alvarez and Josh Andrés Rivera are forces of nature in the new Steven Spielberg-directed West Side Story as Bernardo and Chino, respectively.

I had the pleasure of interviewing the Alvarez and Rivera about the film and their reaction to first getting the call that they were both cast. The pair also spoke about what they hope that audiences take away from the film, their chemistry on set, favourite moments to film and much more!

Watch the full interview with David Alvarez and Josh Andrés Rivera below:

Actors renowned in theater and film, those new to the silver screen, and a host of talented singers and dancers will join Steven Spielberg and his crew in bringing a new adaptation of the original, beloved stage musical West Side Story to the cinema for a December 10, 2021 release.

The cast includes Rachel Zegler (Maria), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Mike Faist (Riff), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), and Brian d’Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke). Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story, will feature as Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works. – via

Be sure to catch David Alvarez as Bernardo and Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino in West Side Story in theatres now.

(Courtesy of 20th Century Studios)

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