Though Rachel Zegler was in attendance for the 2022 Oscars on Sunday night time, she took a second through the present to poke enjoyable at not being invited to the ceremony within the first place.
When taking the stage with Jacob Elordi to current the award for achievement in visible results, Elordi started expressing how surreal it was to be presenting through the ceremony. “Growing up in Australia I had never thought that I would stand on the stage,” he mentioned earlier than Zegler chimed in with a reference to her last-minute look at the present.
“And I never thought that I would be here six days ago. We did it. Dreams really can come true — pretty fast, too,” she mentioned because the viewers laughed.
The Hollywood Reporter had completely realized that Zegler had been invited to current through the 94th annual Oscars following the viral controversial revelation that she had not been invited to attend the ceremony.
Zegler, who stars in greatest image nominee West Side Story, revealed the shock in a response to an Instagram consumer who commented on a sequence of pictures she posted. After a consumer commented, “Can’t wait to see what you’ll be wearing on Oscar night,” Zegler responded writing, “i’m not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.”
Zegler went on to elaborate that she tried to acquire a ticket to the ceremony: “Idk y’all i have tried it all but it doesn’t seem to be happening ???? I will root for west side story from my couch and be proud of the work we so tirelessly did 3 years ago.”
Zegler’s reveal rapidly went viral prompting outcry, even from One Day at a Time co-showrunner and With Love creator Gloria Calderón Kellett who tweeted, “Hey @ABCNetwork You moved the ONE Latine show you have to Hulu and @TheAcademy claims to want to embrace diversity. How about the rare time that Latine people have a movie nominated for an OSCAR you invite the lead. Latine people are 18.5% of this country. ENOUGH!”
In response to the reactions, Zegler took to Twitter to specific gratitude for the help: “my goodness, folks!! appreciate all the support, i really really do. we live in such unprecedented times, and a lot of work behind the scenes goes into making movie magic happen. that goes for film productions (like the one I am so lucky to be currently shooting in London)… and awards shows alike. let’s all just respect the process and i’ll get off my phone x R.”
Zegler is presently taking pictures Marc Webb’s Snow White in London for Disney. After Zegler was later requested to be a presenter at the Oscars, she gave due to Disney and the movie’s producers for working “some real-life magic.” She tweeted, “well folks, i can’t believe i’m saying this but… see you on sunday! the absolutely incredible team at @Disney and our snow white producers worked some real-life magic, and i am thrilled to be able to celebrate my @westsidemovie fam at the oscars.”
The 94th annual Academy Awards are airing stay on Sunday from ABC. Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes are internet hosting.