TV and Movies·Posted on Dec 14, 202123 "West Side Story" Behind-The-Scenes Photos That Show Off The Amazing Cast And The Incredible SetsImagine being hugged by Rita Moreno.by Jen AbidorBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you're like me, you've been waiting for West Side Story to hit theaters for years — and now that magical moment is finally here. 20th Century Studios To celebrate, I rounded up the cutest behind-the-scenes pics shared by the cast. Whether they're on a red carpet or hanging out in 1950s NYC, they do it flawlessly: 1. Rachel Zegler posted a pic of her and Steven Spielberg being simply adorable on set: View this photo on Instagram Instagram/Rachel Zegler / Via Instagram: @rachelzegler 2. Ariana DeBose showed off her West Side Story chair, dressed in the amazing yellow dress she wore for "America": View this photo on Instagram Instagram/ Ariana DeBose / Via Instagram: @arianadebose 3. And Ariana also shared this sweet shot of her and Rita Moreno hugging — two generations of Anitas: Instagram/ Ariana DeBose / Via Instagram: @arianadebose 4. And here she is with her onscreen love, David Alvarez: Instagram/ Ariana DeBose / Via Instagram: @arianadebose 5. Choreographer Justin Peck gifted us with this behind-the-scenes look at filming with Rachel on the 1950s-era subway: View this photo on Instagram Instagram/Justin Peck / Via Instagram: @justin_peck 6. Maddie Ziegler shared a sweet pic with Steven Spielberg: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @maddieziegler 7. And she also posted this cute pic with her Jets costars, Talia Ryder and Patrick Higgins: Instagram/Maddie Ziegler / Via Instagram: @maddieziegler 8. Plus, this sweet shot with Paloma Garcia-Lee, who played Graziella: Instagram/Maddie Ziegler / Via Instagram: @maddieziegler 9. And here's a look at the Jets with Graziella: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @palomagarcialee 10. Ariana DeBose gave us a look at this gorgeous pic of her and the Shark girls filming the "America" sequence — it's so cool to see the way this set really transformed the streets of modern-day NYC: Instagram/Ariana DeBose / Via Instagram: @arianadebose 11. David Aviles Morales, one of our amazing Sharks, shared another look at the details on the set: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @333david 12. And so did his fellow Shark, Ricardo Zayas: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ricardoazayas 13. He also posted a pic of the Shark guys hanging out on some scaffolding: Instagram/RicardoAzayas / Via instagram.com 14. Jet Ben Tyler Cook shared a cool look at some choreo in action: View this photo on Instagram Instagram/Ben Tyler Cook / Via Instagram: @bentylercook 15. He also gave us this perfect pic of the Jets saying, well, "Krup you" to Officer Krupke — aka the legendary Brian d'Arcy James: View this photo on Instagram Instagram/Ben Tyler Cook / Via Instagram: @bentylercook 16. And here's a fun pic of David Alvarez having fun on set: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @bentylercook 17. Kyle Allen shared this fun Jets elevator shot — because when you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way up, I guess? View this photo on Instagram Instagram/Kyle Allen / Via Instagram: @kyleallenofficial 18. Ariana DeBose posted this very real, very adorable selfie of her and Rachel Zegler gazing at each other with love: Instagram/Ariana DeBose / Via Instagram: @arianadebose 19. And because this cast's cuteness extends past the set, here's some adorable red carpet moments. Like Rachel Zegler posing with Josh Rivera: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @rachelzegler 20. And here's Rachel and David, whose caption is a sweet tribute to his onscreen little sister: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @davidalvarez1111 He wrote: "no words to explain what a beautiful artist and human being you are. I shed tears watching you on screen. That’s how powerful your voice and gaze are, it transcends past the screen and straight into our hearts. I love you, sis. ❤️ Lucky and proud to be your brother. Cheers to our Maria 🥂" 21. And Rachel with Mike Faist — luckily, there's no rift between them IRL: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @rachelzegler 22. And let's wrap things up with this absolutely adorable photo of Rachel with Rita Moreno... Jon Kopaloff / WireImage 23. ...followed by this equally adorable photo of Rachel and Ariana with Steven Spielberg: Roy Rochlin / Getty Images BRB, it's time for me to watch the movie all over again!