Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
This week I was very impressed with the thoughtful recast lists submitted for musical movie West Side Story. Some of my favorite ideas were the ones you had for the roles of Maria and Anita. For example, Supergrover's pick of Q'orianka Kilcher for Maria seems downright perfect, and I also thought the popular choice of America Ferrera would be great in that part. alynn suggested Ana Ortiz (Betty's sister on "Ugly Betty") as Anita, which I think is excellent, though I also really like ddene5713's idea of Jamie Lynn Sigler.
Overall, my favorite recast list this week comes from tiatia! This is one carefully planned recast list and every choice is pitch-perfect. To see who tiatia chose, along with a new cast photo,
Maria — Emanuelle Chriqui
Tony — Adam Garcia
Anita — Penelope Cruz
Bernardo — Jon Seda
Officer Krupke — Steven Seagal