Joined Shazam! Fury of the Gods Because I Needed a Job – The Hollywood Reporter

Rachel Zegler is getting candid about the real reason she joined the DC Universe and it’s pretty relatable.

While talking with The Hollywood Reporter At Shazam! Fury of the gods first Tuesday, the West Side Story The actress said she took on the role of Anthea because she “needed a job”. I’m so serious.

“The reality is we’re in the middle of a pandemic and I wasn’t working and I couldn’t find a job for the life of me, because West Side Story hadn’t come out yet,” she confessed. “It was really difficult to book work for me.”

The David F. Sandberg-directed sequel follows Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and his fellow adoptees as they continue to navigate as teenagers with their adult superhero alter egos. Only this time, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, daughters of Atlas – Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu), Anthea (Zegler), came to earth to seek the magic previously stolen from them. Shazam (Zachary Levi), Billy’s adult superhero character, must team up with his allies to save the world.

Zegler went on to explain how excited she was when she first learned of the role and then finally landed the role. “I loved the first movie, and the fact that they even wanted me to come in for an encore and then a camera read and everything, I’m so lucky to have gotten that job,” said- she added. “I made some of my best friends in this job. I absolutely adore this movie too, so I’m excited.

Shazam! Fury of the gods hits theaters on March 17.

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