Since he is slowly waking up The “dream” of working with director Steven Spielberg on “West Side Story,” Maddie Ziegler is teasing some of the upcoming musical standout scenes, including the iconic “Dance at the Gym” number.
Spielberg’s adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical film “Dance Moms” stars Alam Velmar, about two teenagers (played by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Jegler), who are of different ethnicities, who find love in New York.
“Rebuilding something is always particularly nervous-annoying, especially something iconic, but [Spielberg] That was really true in the 1990s, which is amazing, “said 18-year-old Ziegler. Diversity Backstage last weekend at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “We had all the costumes and complete undergarments we made in the sixties and what they wore, which was awesome.”
“I think everyone will be really excited to see the‘ Jim’s Dance ’scene because it’s a big dance number where everyone gets together and there’s really some wonderful elements,” he said.
The dancer and actress, who starred in musician Sia-directed debut, “Music” and several of her music videos, added that working with Spielberg was an incredible experience. “He was so collaborative, truly understandable to everyone and it created such a safe environment for all of us to bring our own individuality to the table,” he said. The way he works and sees every shot is incredible. He is brilliant. ”
Ziegler’s sister and colleague “Dance Moms” star Mackenzie was taking part in the Eihart Radio Music Festival with Ziegler to promote their new podcast, “Take 20 with Maddie and Kenji.” Themselves when discussing mental health, body image, family and much more.
“People have had this idea about us for so many years – they’ve seen us grow from 7 to 8 years old, which is crazy,” Ziegler said. “It’s been more than 10 years, so we’re excited to show people another side of us that is not in front of the camera, but more personal, more comfortable.”
“We’re thrilled to be working on a project together because we’ve had so many days,” added Mackenzie Ziegler, who competed in “The Masked Dancer” earlier this year and continues to work on new music following his latest single, “My Good luck. ” “It’s something very fun for us because we just run and be ourselves.”
July 13 marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of “Dance Moms.”
“We can’t believe it’s been 10 years,” Ziegler said. “We grew up and went through a lot together and we’re all very close, so it’s true to be next to each other as young adults now. Our childhood was crazy enough and it’s been 10 years since it’s crazy. “