Rumors are swirling that Camila Cabello might be making her acting debut on Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” and it has Twitter torn. Not because they don’t want another “West Side Story”, but because they are not sure Cabello will be able to handle the role of Maria, the main character. Here’s what happened when the rumor hit the Twitter-verse.
It took one tweet for people to start a debate over Camila Cabello’s ability to act.
Camila Cabello is rumored to be making her acting debut as Maria in the upcoming Steven Spielberg remake of “West Side Story”. Would y’all be here for this? ? pic.twitter.com/ajVq5XijyS
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) February 5, 2018
It is just a rumor and she would have to audition if she wanted to play the part. The casting call went out just two weeks ago so there is no idea who has and hasn’t auditioned or been called back.
Some people just want to know if she can act.
Can she even act?
— Rachel (@rachelrrr98) February 5, 2018
But Cabello stans did come to her side and showed proof her acting experience.
We've been knew she's an amazing actress. pic.twitter.com/nU4iUbKefM
— roo ? (@itsroopali) February 5, 2018
Cabello did release a telenovela-inspired super mini-film as her music video for “Havana” in October 2017. Does that count as acting experience? You decide.
Some people did have suggestions for other “West Side Story” roles for Cabello.
Camila is more of an Anita though isn’t she? Anyway if she’s up to it and commits I’m sure she can do amazing.
— Diana loves Camila (@fairestcamila) February 6, 2018
Okay. They really only suggested Anita. That way she is following in Rita Moreno’s footsteps and people seem more confident in her acting chops to take on that role.
There were some people who don’t want it happen because she isn’t Puerto Rican.
So supposedly they’re doing a remake of West Side Story. I stg they better not cast Camila Cabello for the role of Maria
1) she’s not Puerto Rican
2) she has no acting experience
I love her but she better not be casted
— charlene♛ (@skarslmj) February 5, 2018
Never mind that Natalie Wood who played Maria in the original film was not Puerto Rican or even Latina playing a New York Puerto Rican.
But there are equally as many people that are super excited to see Cabello in the film.
Me: HOLLYWOOD ?STOP ?RE?MAKING ?MOVIES?
Also me: OMFG WEST SIDE STORY REMAKE AND MAYBE CAMILA CABELLO STARINGGGG YAAAAAAS pic.twitter.com/VQUYBjRbkt
— Sarah Beltran (@yas_itsqueenb) February 7, 2018
Again, it is just a rumor. Who knows what will actually happen but it is clear that a Cabello appearance in the film is already causing quite the stir on social media.