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The actress of Colombian and Polish descent took to Twitter to ask fans to keep her out of "the nonsensical discourse about" her casting in the upcoming Disney live-action film.
Her tweet begins, "[E]xtremely appreciative of the love [I] feel from those defending me online, but please don't tag me in the nonsensical discourse about my casting."
extremely appreciative of the love i feel from those defending me online, but please don’t tag me in the nonsensical discourse about my casting.
i really, truly do not want to see it.
so i leave you w these photos! i hope every child knows they can be a princess no matter what pic.twitter.com/AU5PjJutK5
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) July 15, 2023
"[I] really, truly do not want to see it," Zegler continues.
"[S]o [I] leave you w these photos! [I] hope every child knows they can be a princess no matter what," the West Side Story actress concludes.
Along with her request for fans, she also shared pictures of her as a child dressed up as a princess with a photo of her dressed up as Snow White.
we love you so much ❤️truly the perfect princess https://t.co/B5Pb9l7sXX
— Halle (@HalleBailey) July 15, 2023
Someone who came to show Zegler support was fellow live-action princess Halle Bailey, who portrayed Ariel in 2023's The Little Mermaid.
Bailey tweeted, "[W]e love you so much ❤️ truly the perfect princess."
Fans also tweeted their support for the actress, with one fan saying, "I think you are a wonderful casting choice! I'm so happy for you. Don't let the haters get you down."