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Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez share a sweet kiss as they film scenes for West Side Story

She is taking over Rita Moreno’s role as Rita, while he’s filling George Chakiris’ shoes as Bernardo.

And Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez shared a sweet kiss as they filmed scenes for the 2020 remake of West Side Story. 

The actors were surrounded by a sea of extras, clad in period piece costumes just as themselves. 

On-screen romance: Ariana DeBose, 28, and David Alvarez, 25, shared a sweet kiss as they filmed scenes for the 2020 remake of West Side Story

On-screen romance: Ariana DeBose, 28, and David Alvarez, 25, shared a sweet kiss as they filmed scenes for the 2020 remake of West Side Story

Ariana gave princess Belle vibes in an off-the-shoulder, yellow-gold dress underlined with a red, full skirt. 

The 28-year-old’s hair was styled in a vintage, curled look, while her make-up featured a bold, red lip. 

David, 25, looked handsome in a black tank top underneath a matching polo shirt. The Tony Award-winning actor topped off his ensemble with high waist, beige slacks and dress shoes. 

Stepping up: The actress is taking over Rita Moreno's role as Rita

Stepping up: The actress is taking over Rita Moreno’s role as Rita

Co-star David is filling George Chakiris' shoes as Bernardo

Co-star David is filling George Chakiris’ shoes as Bernardo

Magical: The North Carolina native gave princess Belle vibes in an off-the-shoulder, yellow-gold dress underlined with a red, full skirt

Magical: The North Carolina native gave princess Belle vibes in an off-the-shoulder, yellow-gold dress underlined with a red, full skirt

Calling the shots: Joining the duo on set was film director Steven Spielberg, 72

Calling the shots: Joining the duo on set was film director Steven Spielberg, 72 

Taking the reigns in the director’s seat was Steven Spielberg, 72. 

The billionaire Hollywood icon was joined by another entertainment industry big whig, director Spike Lee, 62. 

 The She’s Gotta Have It director has been a frequent visitor to the set, having stopped by over the weekend. 

Old Hollywood: Ariana's hair was styled in a vintage, curled look, while her make-up featured a bold, red lip

Period appropriate: David looked handsome in a black tank top underneath a matching polo shirt

Old Hollywood: Ariana’s hair was styled in a vintage, curled look, while her make-up featured a bold, red lip. David looked handsome in a black tank top underneath a matching polo shirt

Topping off: The Tony Award-winning actor topped off his ensemble with high waist, beige slacks and dress shoes

Topping off: The Tony Award-winning actor topped off his ensemble with high waist, beige slacks and dress shoes

On show: The twosome showed off their fantastic choreography, which was highlighted by Ariana's full skirt

Ariana began her career on So You Think You Can Dance, while Davide starred in Broadway's Billy Elliot the Musical

On show: The twosome showed off their fantastic choreography, which was highlighted by Ariana’s full skirt

Forces unite: Billionaire Hollywood icon Steven was joined by another entertainment industry big whig, director Spike Lee, 62

Forces unite: Billionaire Hollywood icon Steven was joined by another entertainment industry big whig, director Spike Lee, 62

West Side Story is a forbidden love tale that’s a take on the classic Shakespearean play, Rome and Juliet. 

The musical follows two rival gangs, and the complications they face when a member of one falls in love with the sister of one of bis enemies. 

Ansel Elgort will take on Richard Beymer’s role as Tony, while newcomer Rachel Zegler will play the role made famous by Natalie Wood, Maria.

The production hits theaters in December of next year.  

Island vibes: The acclaimed director looked relaxed in a long-sleeve white top, layered underneath a bright blue Hawaiian shirt

Casual: He topped of his look with jeans, bold athletic shoes, a baseball cap and shades

Island vibes: The acclaimed director looked relaxed in a long-sleeve white top, layered underneath a bright blue Hawaiian shirt

Pals: The She's Gotta Have It director has been a frequent visitor to the set, having stopped by over the weekend

Pals: The She’s Gotta Have It director has been a frequent visitor to the set, having stopped by over the weekend

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