Before getting the role of Anthea in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Rachel Zegler was reportedly offered the role of Supergirl in “The Flash.” Zegler got a call from DC to participate in the audition for Supergirl, but she didn’t fit the role, which later went to Sasha Calle. Shazam! Fury of the Gods will hit theaters on Friday, March 17, 2023.
Rachel Zegler Was Rejected From DC To Play Supergirl
Zegler plays the role of Anthea in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. She appears alongside Kalypso (Lucy Liu) and Hespera (Helen Mirren). Anthea is the daughter of Atlas, a Titan who was punished by Zeus for holding up the sky on his shoulders. In some versions of the myth, Anthea was also known as Maia, and she was the mother of Hermes, the messenger of the gods.
Rachel Zegler revealed to SlashFilm that she was offered the role of Supergirl in The Flash. But, DC rejected her as unfit for the role. Later, the role went to Sasha Calle. Rich Delia, the casting director, informed her of a role in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and she was selected to play Anthea. She said, “I booked them for a month and a half, and I was like, “Is this what it’s like? Is it supposed to be like this?” And my agents were like, “Yeah.” But no, I read for Rich [Delia], who was our casting director, and he originally come to me with Supergirl for The Flash, and I was not right for it. He was like, “You know what, I’ve got a character in mind for you for ‘Shazam.’ They’re looking at X, Y, and Z. We would love it if you came in and read.”
Jack Dylan Grazer Picked Up Rachel Zegler In Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Before the audition, Zegler had a readthrough of Zoom with director David Sandberg. Jack Dylan Grazer, who plays Freddie Freeman, picked her for the role. Zegler also told Dylan Grazer that he was a big fan of her film “West Side Story.” In Fury of the Gods, there we can see a romantic scene between Dylan Grazer’s Freddie Freeman and Zegler’s Anthea, both were spotted kissing on the set images were leaked.
She said, So I read on Zoom. Obviously, the era of Zoom is isolation, pandemic era. Then I went back in, and I read for David Sandberg, and then, for the last time, I had a chemistry read with Jack Dylan Grazer. The story goes that Jack picked me. That Peter Safran, our producer, turned to him and was like, “Which one did you like the best, Jack?” and he said, “Well, she’s Maria in ‘West Side Story,’ so we got to have her.” Because Jack is a very big “West Side Story” fan. Jack loves “West Side Story.” So I have him to thank, really.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods will hit theaters on March 17, 2023.