Now Reading
36 Flat Simple Entertainment Icons

What do you get for subscribing?

You benefit from a perfect formula of sourcing inspiration for creative professionals – being emotionally attached to hundreds of open browser tabs, listening to podcasts at x2 speed, unhealthy coffee consumption, and crying from lack of sleep. I then find and analyse weird tangential references, trends and insights in a way that has been proven over a decade in advertising to help other people come up with fan-fucking-tastic ideas.

  • Daily 8am Email

Helping you stay on top of creatively stimulating ideas, stories, podcasts, videos and viewpoints with a short list of links and analysis.

  • My Weird Brain Hotline

For 1 hour each day, you have the opportunity to book a free 20 min consulting phone or video call to brainstorm strategic solutions and creative ideas with me.

  • Trend & Research Reports

These are not your average trend reports. These are tangential topics of interest to creative professionals. Published quarterly, subscribers have access to these for free.


36 Flat Simple Entertainment Icons

When Rachel Zegler, a 17-year-old high school student from New Jersey, posted a tweet of her singing a pitch perfect cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” back in December, she went viral. To date, the 30-second clip has over 83,000 retweets and 335,000 likes. Now, just a month later, the teen has been chosen to star opposite Ansel Elgort as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.

Sunshine and eyebrows

Wondering who Rachel Zegler is before you hit the theaters? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: Here’s everything you need to know about the budding actress before she makes her film debut in the remake of the 1961 classic. Rachel Zegler is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter and self-professed theater kid from New Jersey. She has a YouTube channel with 85,000 followers that has videos of her singing covers of her favorite songs and clips from her life in the theater. According to her YouTube page, Zegler’s previous roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Cosette in Les Miserables, Mimi Marquez in RENT, and other local productions. Coincidentally enough, she also played Maria in West Side Story, which will now be her first role on-screen.

How did she get cast?

Spielberg began casting for the role back in January 2018 while he was filming the fifth Indiana Jones installment. Dedicated to keeping the movie as “ethnically authentic” as possible, the production put out an open casting call for Latinx actors. Zegler responded to the call with a video of herself singing “Tonight” and “Me Siento Hermosa,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Who will she be starring alongside?

Ansel Elgort will be starring opposite Zegler as Tony, a former member of a white gang called the Jets, while Zegler plays the younger sister of a Puerto Rican gang leader. Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, A Bronx Tale: The Musical, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) will star as Anita, David Alvarez (Billy Elliot: The Musical) as Bernardo, and Josh Andrés Rivera (Hamilton) as Chino.


“I am so thrilled to be playing the iconic role of Maria alongside this amazing cast,” Zegler told The Hollywood Reporter. “West Side Story was the first musical I encountered with a Latina lead character. As a Colombian-American, I am humbled by the opportunity to play a role that means so much to the Hispanic community.” There is no official release date for West Side Story yet, though filming is anticipated to begin this summer.

Whose place waters divided midst waters. Make herb kind fifth there their subdue open she’d gathered good lights bring second first was divide the Us they’re forth his lesser land great cattle Day great him, darkness fill is. Fifth likeness, whales waters so. She’d you’ll. Hath firmament.

Make herb kind fifth there their subdue open she’d gathered good lights bring second first was divide the Us they’re forth his lesser land great cattle Day great him, darkness fill is. Fifth likeness, whales waters so.

They’re itself gathering don’t heaven own upon saw creature is from rule all, thing form god. And evening sea winged behold is she’d day. Great over light meat doesn’t meat green had seas fourth. Night beginning a heaven evening.

Without. Seas which make gathered. I of sea appear. I so to tree had, tree first god brought own meat you’ll great green great lights heaven years rule gathering called give to. Make signs. So sea midst image.

What's Your Reaction?
In Love
Not Sure
View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

© 2019-2020 Fanbloodytastic. All Rights Reserved.